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Upopolis is Canada’s only private social network for kids and teens in hospitals and healthcare facilities and clinics. 

Hospitals, Healthcare Facilities & Clinics

The online community of Upopolis sites is growing! If your organization is interested in learning more about Upopolis and how your organization might become part of this dynamic therapeutic online support network, email Upopolis Program Manager, Krista Naugler.

Kids & Teens

Upopolis is fun, it’s free and it’s created especially for kids and teens like you! If you are aged 10 to 18, are hospitalized and/or living with a chronic medical condition and would like to find out how you can join Upopolis, email Upopolis Program Coordinator, Krista Naugler.

With Upopolis, you can: 

  • CONNECT with friends, family and kids at your hospital and others in the Upopolis network.
  • LEARN about procedures & diagnoses via online kid-friendly medical info and videos
  • SHARE photos, jokes, thoughts and topics  of interest.
  • EMAIL friends and family within Upopolis.
  • CREATE AND JOIN online discussions with other Upopolis kids living with medical conditions.
  • And much more!

Here’s how you can connect

If you are a patient at one of our Upopolis hospitals or health care sites, we can connect you with a child life specialist who can help you register and start connecting with the Upopolis community! If you don’t see your hospital listed, email Upopolis Program Coordinator, Krista Naugler and she’ll be happy to reach out to the hospital with your request.  


Upopolis has really helped me get through a lot! Being able to connect with other kids and teens going through treatment has really opened my eyes. Always knowing I have support from all the Upopolis users and that I support everyone is a really great thing to be able to turn to during treatment.
— Maggie, 13 years old
Upopolis is awesome! I love how you can chat with people and email friends, but I think the best part has to be how you can create your own space about anything you want and then invite people to join! Upopolis is something that I go on almost every day! I love it and if I had one word to describe it, I would say FUN!
— Jessica, 11 years old
I like having the external user feature and being able to add my family and friends ‘cause it allows me to chat, email and share photos with my cousin from across the country. Plus, Upopolis is like Facebook in a way, but since my Mom wants me to be a little older before I get it, this is a way for me to share everything that’s going on with my family and friends!
— Tressa, 12 years old
I don’t have any other social media than Upopolis so I really like using it because it is kinda like Facebook but better, LOL. Also on Facebook, you can’t go to someone directly for advice because they could be someone you don’t want to meet but on Upopolis you can trust.
— Maria, 13 years old