Meaningful investments in Canuck Place care.

Your gift will support the greatest needs at Canuck Place — Dave Lede House so we can continue to provide critical care to vulnerable children and families from across the province. Donate now and double the impact of your donation.

Your Fund a Need gift will be generously matched by Dave Lede up to $75,000.


Quality of care is our top priority. Our largest organizational expense is allocated to nursing care; and for good reason. We take great pride in knowing we are doing all we can to alleviate the pain & suffering of a child 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Our clinicians are highly competent professionals with specialized training in pediatric palliative care. They currently manage more than 190 different conditions, each presenting with their own complex and diverse medical needs. One week of expert medical care at Canuck Place – Dave Lede House costs $15,000.


Children at Canuck Place face conditions that don’t stop or ease in a pandemic. Members of the medically vulnerable community, they are acutely aware of the challenges and complications presented by COVID-19.

Our Nancy Chan Enhanced Community Care program provides in-home care alongside telephone and video conferencing, so Canuck Place families have access to our care no matter where they reside. These preventative actions lessen the impact on the healthcare system as a whole, as they result in lower rates of emergency room visits and reduced acute care admissions.


Ever-changing emotional, spiritual and psychosocial needs are overwhelming and can seem insurmountable for children and families facing end-of-life. Canuck Place counsellors take a client-centred approach, respecting the child and family’s wishes and building on innate strengths in order to help them adjust to each stage of grief. We help them find the courage to face one of life’s most unimaginable events, and we walk with them through that most profound path of bereavement and loss, honouring each in their unique journey.



Through cherished memories, shared experiences and sacred mementos, our Recreation Therapy program empowers children and families to build precious memories together, and celebrate life. We host a variety of activities on and off-site throughout the year, including community outings in our specially-equipped vehicles, provincial activity camps for the entire family, plus summer and winter family festivals. For families who have reached end-of-life, this team facilitates the making of keepsake items including jewellery such as fingerprint necklaces, hand or foot molds, hair locks, or professional photographs.


Children aren’t just small adults — they require highly specialized medical equipment and specific supplies for treatment. When symptoms are at their most severe, relentless and unbearable, we need to use extraordinary doses and means to control them. Technology and healthcare go hand in hand and we require upgrades to our systems.


Canuck Place is primarily funded by our donor community; less than half of our annual operating expenses are covered by government. Your generosity is critical in our ability to support the children and families who need us. Thank you for helping build a house where memories are made.

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