Complete care for your fertility journey

With locations across British Columbia, we are one of Canada's leading IVF and Fertility Centres.

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The Olive Difference

You come first at Olive. Always.

“The vision for Olive is that we live and breathe our commitment to putting the patient at the center of care.”

Dr. Beth Taylor,
co-founder and co-director

Services For A Journey of Success

We can offer you an excellent chance of achieving a successful pregnancy.

With decades of experience, a state-of-the-art laboratory, personalized care and advanced treatments, the Olive team achieves among the highest pregnancy rates in Canada.  Click on any service below to learn more.

Fertility assessments help identify potential fertility issue causes to create personalized treatment plans.

An advanced treatment option where an egg is fertilized by a sperm in our laboratory, and then transferred back into the uterus.

A first-line treatment where washed sperm is placed in the uterus, at the time of ovulation to improve the chances of pregnancy.

Technologies to tailor treatment more precisely to your unique fertility profile to increase chance of pregnancy and birth.

Options such as mindfulness, acupuncture, and yoga to help reduce stress and improve treatment outcomes.

Third-party reproduction solutions to help those in need of an egg donor, sperm donor or gestational carrier.

For over 20 years, Olive Fertility Centre has been helping LGBTQ2SIA+ family groups and individuals grow their families.

If you are a single and want to have a child on your own, there are several options that you can discuss with your Olive doctor.

An option for those who wish or need to preserve their fertility potential for elective or medical reasons.

Fertility assessments help identify potential fertility issue causes to create personalized treatment plans.

An advanced treatment option where an egg is fertilized by a sperm in our laboratory, and then transferred back into the uterus.

A first-line treatment where washed sperm is placed in the uterus, at the time of ovulation to improve the chances of pregnancy.

Technologies to tailor treatment more precisely to your unique fertility profile to increase chance of pregnancy and birth.

Options such as mindfulness, acupuncture, and yoga to help reduce stress and improve treatment outcomes.

Third-party reproduction solutions to help those in need of an egg donor, sperm donor or gestational carrier.

For over 20 years, Olive Fertility Centre has been helping LGBTQ2SIA+ family groups and individuals grow their families.

If you are a single and want to have a child on your own, there are several options that you can discuss with your Olive doctor.

An option for those who wish or need to preserve their fertility potential for elective or medical reasons.

The Olive Team

We bring together our diverse backgrounds and expertise, to put you at the centre.

Dr. Jason Hitkari

MD, FRCSC

Dr. Gary Nakhuda

MD, FACOG

Dr. Niamh Tallon

MB, BCh, BAO, FRCSC

Dr. Beth Taylor

MD, FRCSC

Dr. Al Yuzpe

MD, FRCSC

Dr. Katherine Wise

MD, FRCSC

Dr. Shaun Tregoning

MD, FCOG(SA), FRCSC

Dr. James Graham

MD FRCSC

Dr. Kristy Cho

MD, FRCSC

Dr. Kim Daniel

MD, FRCS

Dr. Ginevra Mills

MD, FRCSC

Dr. Bonnie Woolnough

MD, FRCSC

Dr. Areiyu Zhang

MD, FRCSC

Current Olive Patients

Quick resources and support to help you in your fertility journey

Considering Olive?

Popular topics and quick links

Stories to Inspire

Patients sharing from the heart

Alyssa and Brandon Briere

Me and my husband started working with Dr. Wise in 2017. Our journey to becoming parents was definitely not a short one, but one that we never gave up on.

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Lauren and Kelsey

From day one, we knew without a doubt that we wanted to be parents. We were both so passionate about the idea of raising children, and the love we had found in one another just deepened so dramatically once we began discussing our options for starting a family.

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The Kidds

We are so blessed and very thankful to have all the wonderful care and support that we did at Olive Fertility.

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The Taylors

To say we are grateful for the team at Olive Kelowna is an understatement. Dr. Wise, Dr. Daniel as well as all the Nurses at the Kelowna clinic were nothing but professional, understanding and committed!

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Shayna

I underwent egg retrieval/freezing in July of 2021. From the very beginning, the staff at Olive was absolutely incredible. I had flown to Vancouver from Northern BC and was staying alone to do all of my injections since my husband wasn’t able to attend due to the current COVID regulations. The first shot was the scariest but it gave me an immense amount of confidence for the subsequent shots that were required for retrieval.⁠

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The Smiths

Our journey to parenthood still feels surreal. Infertility is a rollercoaster that you don’t want to be on, taking you slowly up each hill and barreling you down, only to climb another. Initially when my husband and I started trying to grow our family, we “didn’t stress” (which ended up being the most common and unwelcome piece of advice offered by well-meaning friends). When we didn’t get pregnant after a few months of trying, I tried not to worry even though I was desperately afraid that something was wrong.

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Natalie

Like many middle class educated professional women, I was unable to find a suitable mate. I spent my 30s pining for Mr Right, so I could get on with creating a family much like the one I grew up in. After some challenging relationships my 40th birthday marked a turning point in my search. I was no longer going to look for “him” I was going to create my own family.

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Gladys and John

John and I met in 2002 and got married in May 2004. We started building our dream together of having a family and building lots of memories with our children. We tried getting pregnant for years with no success. After consulting different doctors we found out that I have Polycystic Ovaries, which is the main reason why I couldn’t get pregnant.

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The Majors

After almost 5 years of trying to conceive and working with doctors, plus 4 failed rounds of IUI we looked at the thought of proceeding down the journey of In Vitro Fertilization (IVF). Neither Bryce or I had anything medically wrong that prevented us from having children or impacted the process, it just simply wasn't going to happen on its own.

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News & Announcements

Why more Canadians are delaying parenthood by freezing their eggs - CBC

published on 03/01/2024

Discover the surging trend of Canadians opting for egg freezing to defer parenthood due to reasons like partner challenges and financial readiness. Over the past decade, egg freezing treatments in Canada have skyrocketed, with 1,524 recorded in 2022 compared to 94 in 2013. The COVID-19 pandemic is considered a potential influencer, prompting contemplation of future plans. However, the substantial cost, averaging $12,000 to $15,000 per cycle, highlights the need for financial support from employers and governments. Personal stories, like a woman becoming a single mother after freezing eggs at 37, emphasize the empowering aspect. Varying public funding levels across provinces and advocacy for increased support underscore the essential role of fertility treatments in family planning. Explore the evolving landscape of reproductive choices in Canada.

A primer for Canadian women on freezing your eggs - CBC

published on 04/01/2024

Explore the growing trend of social egg freezing among Canadian women with this insightful primer. The article discusses the surge in non-medical egg freezing, providing statistics indicating a notable increase in Canadian women opting for this option. Fertility specialist Dr. Niamh Tallon shares valuable insights, highlighting the procedure's principles and emphasizing its recommendation for women under 38. The piece delves into the invasive nature of egg freezing, detailing the steps involved and associated costs, while also mentioning recent technological advances such as egg vitrification. The author, Miranda Elliott, a professional in epidemiology, advises interested readers to look up clinics across Canada or consult their GP for more information on this personal decision. Stay informed about the latest developments in reproductive choices by exploring this comprehensive guide.

8 Tips for Navigating the Holidays When You Are Struggling to Conceive

published on 04/12/2023

Managing Fertility Challenges During the Holiday Season: A guide to navigating festivities with resilience and self-compassion. Learn practical strategies, from setting boundaries to practicing self-compassion, to embrace joy amidst the unique challenges of conception during this festive period.

“The Big 3” of semen analysis & its impacts on fertility

published on 01/12/2023

Explore the vital role of semen analysis in evaluating male fertility, focusing on 'The Big 3' parameters: concentration, motility, and morphology.

6 fertility tips to increase your odds of getting pregnant

published on 27/10/2023

Explore exclusive fertility insights from Dr. Ginevra Mills, featured in The Times Colonist and an esteemed specialist at Olive Fertility Centre. From lifestyle adjustments to understanding ovulation, benefit from Olive's own specialist to enhance your chances of a successful conception journey.

This silent disease is a leading cause of infertility in women (Times Colonist)

published on 26/09/2023

Olive Fertility, one of Canada's leading IVF and fertility centres, weighs in on how this condition may impact your chances of conceiving

New full-service fertility clinic opening in Victoria (CTV News Vancouver Island)

published on 19/10/2023

CTV reporter Yvonne Raymond gives a behind the scenes peek at Olive’s brand-new embryology lab and chats with Olive patients Lauren and Kelsey who are excited about the baby they are expecting in April.

Olive Fertility Centre Nurse Educator Acknowledged at Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) 2023 Meeting

published on 26/09/2023

Paula Anderson, BSN, Nurse Educator at Olive Fertility Centre Vancouver, has been honoured with the prestigious Carole Rheaume Award at the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) 2023 Meeting.

Dr. Gary Nakhuda to Present Insights on Mosaic Embryo Transfer at CFAS Annual Meeting 2023

published on 26/09/2023

Dr. Gary Nakhuda, co-founder and co-director of Olive Fertility Centre, to provide a comprehensive review of embryonic mosaicism as a featured speaker at the Canadian Fertility and Andrology Society (CFAS) Conference 2023.

Secondary Infertility: What You Need to Know to Grow Your Family (Okanagan Family Magazine)

published on 19/09/2023

If you are having trouble conceiving baby number two or three, you are not alone. Many women are shocked to find that they can't get pregnant with a subsequent baby when they had no problem conceiving their first child.

Olive Fertility Centre Voted Best Fertility Clinic in Vancouver

published on 07/09/2023

Olive Fertility Centre voted #1 Fertility Clinic for the 8th year in the 2023 Georgia Straight Best of Vancouver Awards

5 fertility myths that may impact your path to parenthood (Times Colonist)

published on 14/08/2023

Expert tips from Dr. Ginevra Mills, MD FRCSC, Olive Fertility Victoria.

LGBTQ2SIA+ family building: How this Victoria couple is navigating their fertility journey (Victoria Times Colonist)

published on 05/07/2023

Kelsey and Lauren are one of the many couples wanting to start their family. Experts at Olive Fertility Victoria are helping make this dream a reality

Egg freezing: taking charge of your fertility journey

published on 19/06/2023

Dr. Ginevra Mills shares some top tips for freezing your eggs

What is causing birthrates to drop in Canada?

published on 24/05/2023

Dr. Al Yuzpe speaks with Chek TV about why infertility is increasing and how advancements in fertility treatment are helping

Advancements in IVF and Hope for Tomorrow with Dr. Al Yuzpe

published on 26/05/2023

Dr. Al Yuzpe, the most senior reproductive endocrinologist in Canada, talks with Future Fertility about future advancements of IVF.

Olive Fertility Centre Receives Award for Exceptional Patient Care

published on 28/04/2023

Vancouver Canada-Olive Fertility Centre is proud to announce that they have been awarded the Fertility Matters Canada Compassion & Care Award. This award recognizes exceptional Canadian fertility clinics that have demonstrated a commitment to providing compassionate and individualized care to their patients.

Infertility Awareness Week: Experts call for procedures to be covered in B.C.

published on 28/04/2023

Olive Fertility’s Dr. Bonnie Woolnough speaks to CTV reporter Regan Hasegawa about the barriers patients face in accessing fertility treatment in BC.

More access to fertility care coming to Vancouver Island this fall

published on 24/04/2023

Dr Ginevra Mills from Olive Fertility Victoria spoke with Chek TV news talking about how Vancouver Island patients will have access to complete fertility care with the new IVF clinic opening in Victoria.

Navigating your fertility journey: where to find help in Victoria B.C.

published on 24/04/2023

Dr Ginevra Mills gives some tips on navigating your fertility journey.

Olive Fertility Centre Recognized as #1 Canadian Clinic for Superior Outcomes in Egg Freezing

published on 31/01/2023

Olive Fertility Centre been recognized as the #1 Canadian fertility clinic by the prestigious Donor Bank UCA for superior outcomes in Egg Thawing as well as receiving awards for the outstanding performance of its embryologists and the Olive Fertility lab.

Olive Fertility Centre Opening State-of-the-Art IVF Fertility Clinic on Vancouver Island in 2023

published on 29/06/2022

Olive Fertility Centre Victoria is now welcoming patients at the Yates St. clinic in Harris Green and is scheduled to open Olive Victoria IVF clinic in early 2023.

Featured Events

Olive Fertility's Support Circle

Wednesday, March 27th 4:30pm - 6:00pm PST

Olive Fertility offers a virtual support circle for Olive patients.

Featured Blog Articles

Fertility Care Trends 2024: Embracing Personalization, Advanced Diagnostics, and the Rise of AI

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Explore the evolving landscape of fertility care in 2024 with Dr. Beth Taylor. From the importance of personalized treatments to advancements in diagnostics, discover how the field is embracing more accurate testing and encouraging a shift towards earlier adoption of IVF. Dr. Taylor also delves into the role of AI, sharing insights into its application in optimizing treatment and laboratory protocols. Join her optimistic outlook on the rapid advancements shaping the world of infertility care.

Navigating the Path to Fatherhood for Gay Male Couples through Surrogacy and Egg Donation

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Discover the steps to parenthood for gay male couples through surrogacy and egg donation. From consultations to joyful pregnancies, explore the emotional and financial aspects, with over 90% success. Reach out for support on your family journey.

Understanding Natural Killer Cells in Pregnancy: Testing, Treatment, and Insights

By Dr. Beth Taylor

If I go a week without being asked about natural killer cells, I’d be surprised. The topic of natural killer cells is really messy: do they cause miscarriage? Do you want a lot of them or none of them for a successful pregnancy? Should we be testing for them? If so, where do we test for them: blood or uterine lining? Do they even matter?

The relationship between sleep and IVF success

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Dr. Taylor looks at new research on the impact of sleep quality on IVF success rates

Egg freezing for fertility preservation

By Dr. Beth Taylor

The pros and cons of freezing eggs upon breast cancer diagnosis.

What does a fertility specialist have to do with care during the transition to menopause? Spoiler alert - it’s all about the eggs.

By Dr. Ginevra Mills

The impact of aging to egg quality.

A Decade of Egg Freezing: Olive Fertility has the most experience in egg freezing of any clinic in Canada

By Dr. Gary Nakhuda

Is egg freezing right for you? Dr. Gary Nakhuda looks at the last decade of egg freezing, and what you can do to determine if it is the right step for you.

What to know about Ozempic and Pregnancy and Fertility

By Dr. Ginevra Mills

Ozempic, and it’s “little sister” medication Saxenda, have been making waves in the world of fertility medicine as they are used with increasing frequency in people who are looking to plan pregnancy.

8 Steps to Family Building for Gay Male Couples

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Are you part of a gay male couple (cis-gendered) and would like to have biological children?  The process may seem daunting, but in this article Dr. Taylor lists the 8 steps required making it feel less overwhelming.

What can we do to help women have better eggs as they age?

By Dr. Beth Taylor

Could enhancing mitochondrial function improve egg quality in woman over 40? The biggest predictor of IVF success is how well the egg performs in the first 5-6 days after fertilization.  That performance is heavily dependant on cell energy.  Does it have enough energy to properly divide the chromosomes, to divide into robust cells, to grow and expand?  Energy comes largely from mitochondria in the cell.  Mitochondrial function relies on a couple of molecular pathways (e.g. Kreb cycle) to make energy.  Those pathways involve oxidation and reduction hence we put people on antioxidants to help those pathways (e.g. coenzyme Q10).

Tips for women trying to conceive with PCOS

By Dr. Beth Taylor

If you are overweight and have polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and are trying to conceive we have two considerations for you. Click to read more!

Inclusion of all gender and sexually diverse people is an important value of Olive Fertility Centre. We are continuously striving to create an environment of compassionate belonging where all of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community are supported, valued and respected.

Olive Fertility Centre resides on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Tsleil-waututh Nations (Vancouver and Surrey clinics), of the Lekwungen people (Victoria clinic), of the syilx/Okanagan people (Kelowna clinic) and of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation (Blossom Fertility clinic in Prince George).

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