So Many Voices

So Many Voices A Chai mother’s personal reflection looking forward to Passover with her family There are many voices in a mother’s head. Many, many voices in the head of a mother caring for a chronically ill child. “Pesach is coming!” One voice screams for attention. “Kids need me now, no time to organize, declutter, … Read more

New Program: Extending our support with our Crisis Intervention Team (CIT)

New Program: Extending our support with our Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) If pressed to declare a single word that defines Chai Lifeline Canada, it would be support. We support children and families for whom illness is at the center of their lives. Our entire team – from our staff to our volunteers to our donors … Read more

How 9 Year Old Aliza Brought The Dough To Chai

How 9-Year-Old Aliza Brought The Dough To Chai Creator. Baker. Philanthropist. Organizer. Aliza Grunwald is all of these things. She is 9 years old. Last year, while scrolling through her mom’s Instagram feed, Aliza saw a post about our Chanukah Heroes program that pairs donors with Chai families for the holidays. She remembers being sad … Read more

Eight-year-old Cancer Survivor Pays it Forward with Toy Drive

Eight-year-old Cancer Survivor Pays it Forward with Toy Drive By SUSAN MINUK In January 2019, eight-year-old Ethan Hayes became part of the Chai Lifeline Canada family when he was diagnosed with medulloblastoma, a cancerous brain tumour that had spread to his spine. Ethan went through four brain surgeries, travelled to Memphis, Tenn. for 30 proton … Read more

Young cancer survivor kicks off Chai Lifeline toy drive (Toronto.com)

Young cancer survivor kicks off Chai Lifeline toy drive A young cancer survivor has collected 500 toys to help kick off a toy drive run by Chai Lifeline Canada, a charity based in North York that helps support seriously ill children and their families. Eight-year-old Ethan (we are withholding his last name at the family’s … Read more

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Chai Warrior Stories

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month:Chai Warrior Stories We have supported and loved many children and their families who have taken on warrior status in their battle against cancer. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we’ve been sharing the stories of our paediatric cancer warriors on our social media channels all month. While each baby, child … Read more

She’s Got The Need to Bead

She’s Got the Need to Bead At Chai Lifeline Canada, every day is filled with inspiration. We are constantly inspired by our Chai Warriors and their families, by our volunteers, by our donors, our runners and cyclists and also, by our dedicated team. A whole new level of inspiration has been reached throughout COVID-19 as … Read more

Canada Volunteer Award recognizes Chai Lifeline Canada and Our Volunteers

Canada Volunteer Award Recognizes Chai Lifeline Canada and Our Volunteers Chai Lifeline Canada has been recognized by the Government of Canada with the Canada Volunteer Award in the category of Social Innovation. The awards align with the Government of Canada’s interest in promoting innovative solutions to local problems. and were presented by the Honourable Ahmed … Read more

The Art of Giving Back

The Art of Giving Back A few months into COVID19, Josh Sud and Lexie Cooper reimagined their plans for their summer before starting law school in September. With their plans to go to Israel with Birthright derailed, they found themselves with unexpected time and energy on their hands and they got involved with UJA Genesis … Read more