Community. Connection. Care.

Canuck Place Careers

Canuck Place careers are full of connection, community, and care. We aim to nurture a supportive culture rooted in compassion, collaboration and support while providing expert care to children and families.

Our team includes individuals with a special blend of sensitivity, compassion, and appreciation for life. We offer competitive compensation and a benefits package focusing on wellness and self-care.

Canuck Place is where no moment is missed. A place where you can make a difference.

Current Vacancies

Our Values

Team approach

We collaborate with one another and our partners.

Compassion & connection

Caring and respect is at the heart of everything we do. We know the little things make a difference in the lives of those around us.

Embracing life

We know every moment counts in the journey with newborns, children, youth, and their families.


We are accountable to one another: families, staff, volunteers, donors, and our community.

Quality & safety

We strive for excellence in all we do.

Working at Canuck Place is exciting, challenging, moving, and rewarding.


Recreation Therapist

Each day I walk with families and celebrate the moments that hold magic and beauty. You can't not be deeply affected by that.



It’s people-centered, positive, warm, welcoming, comforting, and peaceful.

Talia S.

Registered Nurse

Every day, I feel inspired by the people I work with. It’s nice to be able to support the children and families so fully.


Manager of Recreation Therapy

Everything I do is helping children and families. It's a very rewarding place to work.


Business Analyst

Canuck Place feels like a home. There's compassion and care behind everything we do.


Corporate & Youth Partnerships Officer

Every day I come to work excited about the people and the work we do.


Communications & Campaign Specialist

A picture of Canuck Place therapy dog, Gaia, who is a pale yellow Labrador Retriever, standing confidently on stone steps. She is wearing a blue service vest labeled 'PADS Assistance Dog,' and looking off into the distance with a focused gaze. The background features the corner of the Canuck Place Vancouver hospice, a stately brick building with white railings.

May Employee of the Month


Gaia is our Accredited Facility Dog who works full time for Canuck Place with support from our partners Pacific Assistance Dogs Society (PADS) and YVR for Kids.

Gaia supports the care of children with life-threatening illnesses and their families at both hospices as well as in-home and in-hospital. With a wag of a tail, a compassionate demeanor, and a genuine interested in healing families, it’s no wonder Gaia is such an important addition to our team.

learn more about gaia

Perks and Benefits

100% covered by canuck place starting day 1 of your employment, for those who are eligible

Health and Dental Care

Health and Wellness spending account

Life Insurance and Accidental Death & Dismemberment

(AD&D) Insurance

Disability Insurance

Critical Illness coverage

Municipal Pension Plan with matched contributions

Sick/special/wellness and vacation leaves

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Flexible working options


Paid Training

Pocketpills Partner

Perkopolis Membership

Langara College Partnership

Generous paid leave

Awards and Recognition

Our diversity, equity, inclusion, & belonging partners

At Canuck Place, we have more work to do to advance diversity and inclusion. We’re actively working to build a culture where difference is valued. We’re committed to inclusion across gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, and disability status. We strive to empower team members to bring their full, authentic selves to work.


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.