The Government of Canada announces recipients of Canada’s Volunteer Awards

The Government of Canada announces recipients of Canada’s Volunteer Awards News Release: August 6, 2020   |   Gatineau, Quebec   |   Employment and Social Development Canada Canadians across the land step up to volunteer every day to help make the country a better place. These individuals and organizations are committed to their communities and make positive impacts … Read more

Camp Lifeline 2020: Out of the box fun, in the bubble safe.

When Covid-19 hit Canada and everything started shutting down, nobody knew what the future would hold. Parents had to work from home and children had to adapt to learning on Zoom. However, there was always the hope that when summer came, everyone would get a breather and enjoy their summer as normal. But nothing changed … Read more

Balloons for Chai: Creating, Celebrating & Supporting through COVID-19

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 we see the fun and creative … Read more

10 Creative Ways to Keep the Virtual Party Going for your Summer Celebrations

There’s nothing that can stop you from celebrating a child’s big day. Our friends at Echoage are here to help your summer celebrations be as fun and as virtually exciting as possible. We are happy to share this this great list of creative ways  to make your child’s birthday a celebration that no one will … Read more

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

You Are Not Alone.

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