A special evening program on Mental Health For Young People, By Young People feat. Jack.org

2020. This will be the year that you’ll talk about for many years to come. It will be the one your grandchildren won’t believe really happened. You’ll tell them: “We didn’t go to school for months.” “We stayed home and hung out with our friends online” “We didn’t see anyone other than our family – … Read more

Go Big and Stay Home. 5 Big (but doable) Summer 2020 Ideas

This summer is going to be a memorable one in a way that we’ve never imagined. We spend the months of the school year planning for these two months that are set aside to be all kinds of different – different routines, different activities and different surroundings. These differences is what makes summer special and … Read more

How to talk about overnight camp being cancelled and what to do now

It feels like spring is here at last. We are finally getting outdoors after spending over two months social distancing mostly inside due to the cold weather. Taking long walks, playing in the backyard, riding bikes and gardening – it feels a bit like freedom. The warm weather reminds us that there is a ‘light … Read more

Looking for the helpers? We found them. Meet Sydney and Cari – reverse tie dying for a Chai.

“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” – Mr. Rogers There is something timeless and beautiful about these words that are most often attributed to Mr. Rogers – though they … Read more

North York charity offers ‘lifelines’ to combat COVID-19 isolation Online activities help medically fragile child stay #healthyathome

STORY BEHIND THE STORY: TORONTO.COM Reporter Andrew Palamarchuk reached out to a family with a medically fragile child to find out how they are dealing with the challenges created by the coronavirus pandemic.   The Tolenskys are used to physical distancing and self-isolating. They’re usually home for much of the cold and flu season. That’s … Read more

When you live with a terminal illness, every day is celebrated. A Mother’s Day Reflection by Renee Kaiman Levy

We are honoured to share this Mother’s Day reflection from Renee Kaiman Levy. Please note this is an honest and raw piece by Renee, Mom of 2, Stage IV Breast Cancer THRIVER. The content may be extra-sensitive for some. You can find and follow her on her blog My So Called Mommy Life  and on … Read more

When the best way to say thank you is to give back

If you’ve been following Chai Lifeline through the social distancing measures brought on by COVID-19, you know the Chai Toy Tank. But you don’t know the story and the people behind it. Meet Avi, celebrating 10 years of good health by bringing the Toy Tank to life and the streets of Toronto. __________________________________________________________ My name … Read more

Chai Lifeline Canada is helping the community through the Covid-19 crisis

In the past couple of months, our mission, to support children and families who are affected by life-threatening and life-long illness, has become more urgent. Covid-19 affects everyone in some way. Whether it be caring for family members who contracted the virus, coping with anxiety and isolation at home, managing working at home while home … Read more

In Their Own Words: Chai Warrior, 16 Year-Old Jess: I am what “vulnerable” looks like. Please #stayhome.

At Chai Lifeline Canada we have the honour of knowing some phenomenal people. In Their Own Words is an ongoing series on our blog in which we give space to them to share their experience, insights and wisdom. The relationships that we build through our work can be reflected in the phrase “in tow” – … Read more