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

  • 11 Jan

    Chai Blog: Miriam Leibowitz

    As Team Lifeline Canada’s Program Manager it so humbling for me to be able to share in the personal journey that many of our runners go through during their 4-6 month training process. From phone calls, to emails and texts, I am fortunate to be......

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  • 04 Jan

    Chai Blog: Sara Blum

    If Music be the food of love, play on – William Shakespeare People who plan events for a living have specific skills needed to keep it all running smoothly – the organization, attention to detail, the calm demeanor, ability to multitask, even the vision…As it......

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  • 21 Dec

    Chai Blog: Riki Drazin

    As we put away our menorahs and finish the week of Chanuka, we can all agree that this time of year is beautiful. Whether it’s the delicious food we ate, the parties we attended, or just the joyous feeling in the air, there is definitely......

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  • 18 Dec

    The Faces of Hope

    Chai Lifeline Honours Dr. Michael Apkon, President & CEO of SickKids, Toronto The partnerships that Chai Lifeline builds with hospitals around the world provide crucial support that makes hospital stays easier and more pleasant for young patients and their families. Chai Lifeline and Chai Lifeline Canada are proud 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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