Welcome to Canuck Place

We are here for you. From medical respite granting rest and renewal, to transformative counselling, the Canuck Place team works one-on-one with families to create specialized care plans. Here is a brief introduction of what we offer children and families across BC.

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Admission Criteria

Referrals can be made to the Canuck Place program by family physicians, medical specialists, community nurses and social workers, neighbours, friends, or families may refer themselves.

*The family must be aware, want and consent of the referral.

Children accepted to Canuck Place are between the ages of 0-19 years of age. The important factor in acceptance to our program is the presence of a progressive, life-threatening illness.

Referral Process

Contact the Canuck Place Intake Coordinator and provide the following information:

  • The child’s name
  • Date of birth
  • Personal Health Number
  • Parents’ names
  • Contact information – address, phone, email
  • Contact information of physicians/health care professionals involved in child’s care

Our Intake Coordinator will follow up on information from the child’s physician, care provider and parents, and may request additional information.

The information is then reviewed by the Canuck Place Intake Team – this team consists of physicians and nurses and other members of our interdisciplinary team.

If the child is eligible for the program, the parents/guardians will be informed and advised of the programs available.

Urgent Referrals

For urgent referrals, please contact Canuck Place directly at 604.731.4847 or toll-free within BC at 1.877.882.2288. Urgent referrals can be called in 24/7.

Request to speak to the Clinical Nurse Specialist or Physician. Outside normal business hours ask to speak to the nurses at the nurses station.

“The best memory and feeling I have from my first experience with Canuck Place is that very first day we walked through the doors. It was an instant sense of relief. We were surrounded by a huge team who were there to look after our little girl, and our family.” – Amanda, Canuck Place Mom