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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

Goverment of Canada Support for Canadians Impacted by Covid-19: A Resource For Families

UPDATED APRIL 7th, 2020 Dear Chai Lifeline Community I hope you are all doing well – as well as can be under the circumstances. These are certainly unprecedented and difficult times. In the midst of a fluid situation, it is heartening for us all to know that our federal government has taken action to help … 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

Corona-Chaos. How to get your family through it and maybe even have fun doing it. Tips from all of us at Chai Lifeline Canada.

Corona-chaos is real – we don’t have to tell you about it. Our team at Chai Lifeline has put together their best tips that you can implement right now at home to help you and your family get through this – and maybe even have a bit of fun doing it! 1.  YOUR FAMILY IS … Read more

In their own words: 2 Chai Warrior Moms on Coronavirus, social distancing and isolation.

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