WE ARE

  • A HELPING HAND
  • MAKING A DIFFERENCE
  • A COMMUNITY

New & Upcoming

Tour De Simcha

Tour De Simcha

Sing for the Children 2017

Sing for the Children 2017

 Save the Date – March 30, 2017

Team Lifeline

Team Lifeline

RUN. RIDE. INSPIRE.

Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Toronto Waterfront Marathon

October 22, 2017

Give a Toy

Give a Toy

Penina's Helping Hand Bowlathon

Penina's Helping Hand Bowlathon

March 5, 2017

KIDS4CHAI

KIDS4CHAI

February 2017

BIKE4CHAI

BIKE4CHAI

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Why Chai Lifeline?

When a child is born or diagnosed with a serious illness, the entire family is affected. Families literally can be torn apart as one parent moves into the hospital to be with the sick child. Siblings, already worried about a brother’s or sister’s health, suffer greatly when their daily routines are disrupted.

Chai Lifeline Canada steps in, offering whatever is needed. Counseling for each member of the family, volunteers who bring an extra measure of adult attention and stability to children’s lives, tutoring for children who must miss school for extended periods of time, family retreats, special sibling programs, information, peer and professional support, and two extraordinary summer camp programs for seriously ill children help families retain a sense of normalcy and hope while fighting even the most dire pediatric diseases. All programs are free of charge.

400

sick children

helped by Chai Lifeline

2000

family members

receiving support from Chai Lifeline

535

volunteers

making a difference

The Chai Blog

  • 13 Nov

    Chai Blog: Maureen Leshem

    I didn’t find Chai Lifeline…. Chai Lifeline found me. In different places, by a host of different characters over a period of several years, I heard this name Chai lifeline, mentioned, praised and discussed, without giving much thought to what it even meant. Until one......

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  • 06 Nov

    Chai Blog: Jen Gelberger

    The Toronto branch of Chai Lifeline Canada has four case managers (including myself), who each carry a full caseload. Every day one of the case managers goes down to Sick Kids to visit our clients, whether they are inpatient, in for outpatient chemo/treatment or in......

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  • 23 Oct

    Chai Blog: Dina Benayon

    This summer I had the opportunity to chaperone our 4th annual Penina’s Helping Hand trip to Disney World. Penina’s Helping Hand is the division of Chai Lifeline Canada dedicated to kids of parents who are critically ill or who have passed away. Although the trip......

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  • 25 Sep

    Chai Blog: Miriam Leibowitz

    Team Lifeline Season  2017/2018 is HERE! I am so excited that we already have over 90 Canadian runners and walkers participating in both the Vegas Rock ‘n Roll Run in November 2017 and the Miami Marathon in January 2018. They are training and fundraising hard to......

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HOW CAN I HELP?

Contribute to Chai Lifeline

How will my donation help?

Since our inception in 2006, Chai Lifeline Canada has raised over $10 million dollars and provided support to thousands of children who are battling a pediatric illness and to family’s who are affected by illness. With your support, we are providing critical care, compassion, programs and services to our most vulnerable. We offer a myriad of support programs to our families and help ensure they are cared for and not alone during their difficult journey.

Donate Now

Start your own campaign

The good work we do depends on you, so put your passion into play! There’s no limit to the different ways you can personally help raise money and awareness for our cause. Whether it’s running in a marathon, celebrating a birthday, honoring a loved one or organizing a trivia night, you can start your own fundraising campaign for anything.

Let's get started!

volunteer your time

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Chai Lifeline. Whether you take on a weekly position, or sign up to do the occasional meal delivery, you can change the experience of illness for a family.

Signing up is easy and there’s an opportunity for everyone, so sign up now and start making a difference.

Sign me up!

community spotlight

sisiMEET SISI

Three year old Sisi is an artist, a dancer, a princess and now a cancer survivor. She has fought through dozens of rounds of chemo, months of radiation and has come out a feistier girl than ever! We love painting, colouring and playing princess with Sisi and enjoy having her at our carnivals and movie nights. Sisi has captured the hearts of her volunteers and our staff at chai lifeline.

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