Canuck Place Connectors

Rising community leaders supporting heart-centred care

Canuck Place child receiving care in hospice

What are Canuck Place Connectors?

Canuck Place Connectors have the desire to make a difference for children and families, but in a way that makes them feel part of something. They are community leaders who pledge their support at the $5,000+ level annually, through a personal/business donation, or by fundraising their contribution. Canuck Place Connectors become part of an intentional group with shared values, united in their support of the care we provide, and the lives we touch each year at two hospice locations and in communities across the province.

As BC and the Yukon’s only pediatric palliative care provider, we raise approximately 60% of annual operating funds required to provide heart-centered, interdisciplinary care. We need your help as ambassadors to work together to fundraise, learn and network, and amplify the work of Canuck Place.

We are enormously grateful to The Citrine Foundation of Canada for supporting the Canuck Place Connectors program.

Together we can make a difference.


Canuck Place Connectors Program Leads

Meet the next generation of leaders who have already pledged their support and are helping to lead this multi-year initiative to raise funds, advocate, educate, and support Canuck Place care.

Anna Baird Canuck Place Connector

Anna Baird

Executive Advisor, Google

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Amrit, Canuck Place Connector

Amrit Maharaj

Founder and COO, Coho Collective

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Robert Coard Canuck Place Connector and Board Member

Robert Coard

Partner, PwC Canada

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Alexia Majidi

Partner, Hammerco Lawyers LLP

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Mireille Larosa

Account Executive, Waypoint

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Tom Huang

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tera Development

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Marie and Wes Toews at Canuck Place Vancouver - Glen Brae Manor

What does a Canuck Place Connector do?

Join us in our goal to reach every family caring for a child with a life-threatening illness who needs help in BC and the Yukon—so no one walks this journey alone.

  • Learn: more about the unique and global efforts of Canuck Place in your own community, and beyond, through training and research.
  • Engage: through Connectors gatherings and special moments throughout the year. Use your platform to connect others with Canuck Place.
  • Participate: take action as a Canuck Place ambassador in your community, at work and at home.
  • Network: engage with a diverse group of like-minded individuals, community, and business leaders.
  • Commit: to become a Canuck Place Connector, individuals commit to a $5,000 investment annually.

Give short lives the gift of great days.

Canuck Place Connectors Program

Our commitment to you

We will provide a real community for meaningful connection. Canuck Place Connectors will be invited to participate in inspiring networking events to learn from other leaders about their own philanthropy and community service. Intimate learning exchanges with Canuck Place leadership and clinical staff will be held annually, allowing Connectors to hear from experts in pediatric palliative care, grief and loss, and healthcare innovation. With intention, we have created a forum for peer learning and knowledge sharing, all in support of children and families.

A memorable experience lies ahead for Canuck Place Connectors, and we are so excited for you to join us.


Dr. Peter Louie with Canuck Place child

Become a Canuck Place Connector

Donate or fundraise $5,000 or more to support Canuck Place families through your influence and passion! With your support, Canuck Place can ensure every child with a life-threatening illnesses living in BC and the Yukon receives the care they deserve.

To learn more, donate by phone or for help setting up your fundraising page email Prathna Batra, Major Gifts Coordinator, Development, or call at 778-900-4627

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With thanks to our partner

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.