We are so thrilled to have Suzanne Steenburgh step into the role of Board Chair and Rob Coard as Vice Chair, and we welcome our new Board Directors. Our Canuck Place Children’s Hospice Society Board of Directors are individuals motivated by compassion to meet the needs of seriously-ill children and their families across B.C. and the Yukon. From the entire team at Canuck Place, we thank them for their volunteer contributions to the leadership of care for children and families who receive pediatric palliative care.
Denise, Praill, Canuck Place CEO
Suzanne Steenburgh, Canuck Place Board Chair
Dr. Mathew Chow, Canuck Place Board Director
Tom Wong, Canuck Place Board Director
Canuck Place Children’s Hospice is British Columbia and the Yukon’s pediatric palliative care program. Over 871 children living with life-threatening illnesses and families from five provincial health regions receive Canuck Place inpatient and community-based care (in home/in hospital). Canuck Place operates 13 patient beds and 8 family suites through two hospices in Vancouver and Abbotsford. Services include in-hospice medical respite and family support, pain and symptom management, provincial 24-hour Clinical Care Line, music and recreation therapy, education and art, grief, loss, and bereavement counselling, as well as end-of-life care. With donors, research initiatives, our talented team, patient family partners, and over 261 volunteers, we care for children with short lives and the families who love them. canuckplace.org