Perinatal and Paediatric Hospice locations in Canada

Emily’s House Toronto, Ontario


Alberta Children’s Hospital Children’s Hospice and Palliative Care Service also accepts referrals for perinatal hospice. Contact: Clinical nurse specialist Kathryn da Silva, (403) 955-5460. Calgary, Alberta

Family Physician Navigator program, accepting referrals (from physicians or self-referrals) for family physician support to navigate high-risk pregnancies with life-limiting illnesses. Contact: Thomas Bouchard MD, (403) 271-5124. Calgary, Alberta

Capital Health Pediatric Palliative Care Program, Child Health Program. Contact: (780) 407-7210 (physician) or (780) 407-7652 (nurse coordinator), the ASSIST team at Stollery Children’s Hospital, or email Tara Wren. Edmonton, Alberta

British Columbia

Canuck Place Children’s Hospice offers comprehensive pediatric hospice and palliative care, including perinatal support. Email or phone: (604) 731-4847. Vancouver, British Columbia


Winnipeg Regional Health Authority Palliative Care Program, including perinatal consultation and support. Contact: (204) 237-2400. Winnipeg, Manitoba


London Health Sciences Centre Perinatal Hospice. Contact: Genetic counsellor Stephanie Ho, Medical Genetics Program, (519) 685-8500, ext. 52428. London, Ontario

McMaster Children’s Hospital Quality of Life & Advanced Care (QoLA Care), including perinatal palliative care. Contact: 905-521-2100, ext. 73373, email Hamilton, Ontario

Roger Neilson House pediatric hospice, offering perinatal palliative care in collaboration with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario. Contact: Perinatal hospice coordinators Lesley Sabourin RN or Jodi Ouellette RN, (613) 523-6300 x 671 or email. Ottawa, Ontario

Trillium Health Partners perinatal and paediatric palliative care services. Contact: Palliative care facilitator Gurjit Sangha, (905) 813-1100 ext. 6573. Mississauga, Ontario

The Hospital for Sick Children Paediatric Advanced Care Team, including antenatal support. The Pathways Grief Support Program also assists families. See also this explanation of palliative care for newborns. Contact: Palliative care and bereavement coordinator Lori Ives-Baine RN, (416) 813-6782. Toronto, Ontario

Emily’s House, Toronto’s only hospice for children and families facing life-threatening illnesses. Contact: 416 363 9196, or email Toronto, Ontario

Nova Scotia

IWK Health Pediatric Advanced Care Team. Contact: (902) 470-7262 to connect with the team’s pregnancy clinical nurse specialist. Halifax, Nova Scotia


Montreal Children’s Hospital/McGill University Health Centre Pediatric Palliative Care Program, including antenatal consultations and bereavement follow-up. Montreal, Québec

Where to find grief support in Canada

A web space designed for the unique needs of those caring for a seriously ill child or dying child or who are experiencing pregnancy or infant loss.

Canadian Virtual Hospice

Provides information and support on palliative and end-of-life care, loss and grief.

The Compassionate Friends of Canada

Offers support in the grief and trauma that follows the death of a child, regardless of age or cause. There are chapters across Canada.


Talks with kids and teens about serious illness, dying and death.


Confidential and free, helps you to understand and move through your grief.

The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids): Paediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT)

A team of health care professionals who facilitate comprehensive care planning for children throughout the continuum of the illness experience, including care within the home/community. For more information, email or call 416-813-6905.

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day

The October 15th campaign raises awareness for various issues that directly result from the death of a child, either before birth (during pregnancy) or after delivery.

Empty Arms Perinatal Loss Support Services

Offers services and support for families that experience grief and bereavement due to the loss of a child during pregnancy or up to the age of 6.

Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Centre

A registered charity in Calgary, Alberta, helps families who have experienced the trauma around miscarriage, stillbirth, neonatal loss, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), or infertility.