Not just the elderly die in Hospice.
The campaign aims to raise awareness about the importance of pediatric hospice palliative care and improve the quality of living and dying for infants, children and youth with life-threatening conditions and their families.
Twenty-five years ago, Canuck Place Children’s Hospice opened as North America’s first
free-standing children’s hospice. Today, Canuck Place has two hospices located in Vancouver
and Abbotsford serving over 818 children and families in BC & Yukon. Canuck Place provides
medical respite, complex care in-home, pain and symptom management, art, music, and
recreation therapy, education, end-of-life care, and grief, loss, and bereavement counselling. All
at no cost to families.
“At Canuck Place, our goal is to optimize living for infants, children and youth aged 0-19 and
their families,” says Dr. Hal Siden, Canuck Place Medical Director. “We know a full life includes
making the most of the time that is left. Together, with donor support, we empower children and
families to make important choices: a choice for care focused on symptoms and quality of life; a
choice for the place for end-of-life; and a choice for emotional and bereavement support.”