Canuck Place team

A team motivated by compassion to meet the needs of children and families

Canuck Place Senior Leadership

Denise Praill, Canuck Place CEO

Denise Praill


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Dr. Hal Siden, Canuck Place Medical Director

Dr. Hal Siden, MD MHSc FRCPC

Medical Director

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Kristina Boyer, Canuck Place Clinical Program Director

Kristina Boyer, RN MScA

Clinical Program Director

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Jennifer Polci Canuck Place Managing Director, Development

Jennifer Polci

Managing Director, Development

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Catherine Gordon Canuck Place Director, People & Culture

Catherine Gordon, CPHR SHRM-SCP

Director, People & Culture

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Jessica Tremblay Canuck Place Director, Volunteer & Support Services

Jessica Tremblay

Director, Volunteer & Support Services

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Debbie Butt Canuck Place Director, Communications Marketing & Events

Debbie Butt

Director, Communications Marketing & Events

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Hospice Society Board of Directors

A professional headshot of a woman, Canuck Place board chair Suzanne Steenburgh, with a warm and confident smile. She has long, brown hair and is wearing pearl earrings, a black blazer, and a white top with think black stripes. The background is a blurred modern office environment, suggesting a business setting.

Suzanne Steenburgh


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Robert Coard Canuck Place Connector and Board Member

Robert Coard

Vice Chair

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Canuck Place Board Teresa Budd

Teresa Budd

Vice Chair & Secretary

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Canuck Place Board Tom Webster

Tom Webster


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Bob Smart

Bob Smart

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Canuck Place Board John DeLucchi

John DeLucchi

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Canuck Place Board Markus Delves

Markus T. Delves

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Canuck Place Board Barbra Mohan

Barbra Mohan

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Canuck Place Board Jill-Donaldson

Jill Donaldson

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Canuck Place Board Barry Macdonald

Barry Macdonald

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Dr Matthew Chow

Dr. Matthew Chow

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Canuck Place board member, Tom Wong

Tom Wong

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Join the Canuck Place team

The Canuck Place team is leading the way in pediatric palliative care. Our interdisciplinary team works together to provide expert, compassionate care that lets kids be kids. Every member of the Canuck Place staff has an impact on children and their families, whether they’re interacting directly in one of our hospices, or working from our development office to raise the funds that make our work possible.

Join our team of amazing individuals who serve the children and families in our care.



How can you help?

There are so many ways to give. You can support complex care for children with life-threatening illnesses and families in BC and the Yukon. With your help, Canuck Place will support them in living the end of life as fully as the beginning.