Canuck Place Children's Hospice

At Canuck Place we believe that every life is precious and should be lived to its fullest.

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice first opened its doors in November 1995, to become North America’s first free-standing children’s hospice, responding to the need for a hospice created specifically for children. Today we have two provincial locations in Vancouver and Abbotsford to deliver Canuck Place care which includes medical respite, pain and symptom management, art, music, and recreation therapy, end-of-life care, and grief, loss, and bereavement counselling. All at no cost to families.

As pioneers in pediatric hospice care, Canuck Place is committed to the ongoing study, learning and research in pediatric palliative care.


Current co-funding interests

Award types Keywords
  • Pediatric palliative care; Pediatric chronic illness; Pediatric complex illness; Families caring for children with complex illness; Pediatric care models; Health systems transformation; Child health; Family stress; Caregiver stress