Canuck Place Care

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Pediatric palliative care at Canuck Place

Canuck Place is the only pediatric palliative care provider in BC and the Yukon. We make a personalized care plan for every child and family on our program to meet their needs.

Children aren’t just small adults, and a children’s hospice isn’t the same as an adult hospice. On average, a child is on the Canuck Place program for 6 years. We’re with them and their families from diagnosis to illness, to death and beyond. Families are typically on our bereavement program for an additional 3 years.

Canuck Place is where care and play combine. Where memories are made and where kids can be kids.


Our Hospices

Canuck Place – Vancouver, Glen Brae Manor

Glen Brae Manor was built in 1910, nestled in the serene neighbourhood of Shaughnessy. In 1995, the 16,000 sq. ft. mansion was refurbished to deliver complex clinical care. There are 9 patient beds and 4 family suites, as well as school rooms, play rooms, the unforgettable Snoezelen multi-sensory room, and more.

Canuck Place – Abbotsford, Dave Lede House

Opened in 2014, Dave Lede House is a purpose-built facility that reflects a warm, family environment. Dave Lede House operates 4 patient beds and 4 family suites. Dave Lede House is part of the Campus of Care, alongside Abbotsford Hospice Society’s Holmberg House and Matthew’s House. The Campus of Care is adjacent to the Abbotsford Regional Hospital and Cancer Centre.

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Family services

We’re here for you. Our family-centred approach to pediatric palliative care aims to keep families whole, especially during uncertain and difficult times. That might mean medical respite for rest and renewal; grief and bereavement counselling; or creating sacred mementos that capture never-ending love.

Our expert team works one-on-one with families to create a unique care plan. Because no one should walk this journey alone.


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Refer a child

Canuck Place accepts children between the ages of 0-19. Anyone can refer a child to the Canuck Place program, including families. (The family must be aware)

Please provide:

  • Child’s name, date of birth, and health number
  • Parents’ names
  • Contact information: address, phone, email
  • Contact information of physicians or health care professionals involved in child’s care


pediatric palliative care research

Pediatric palliative care research

At Canuck Place, clinical care and pediatric palliative care research go hand-in-hand. We believe engaging in research makes us better at responding to the changing needs of families. Our attitude of inquiry allows us to gain specialized knowledge through active research—and it’s this spirit of curiosity that allows us to see children and families for who they are, not as a medical condition.


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Pediatric palliative care training & education

As a leader in pediatric palliative care, we believe in sharing our knowledge. Each year we train more than 13 physicians and have a rotation of trainee physicians at all times.

We also support our clinical team with ongoing professional development and comprehensive training, so they have the knowledge, confidence, and skills needed to respond to any need that arises for a child.


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.