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Childhood Cancer Awareness Month: Meet Sisi September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. For Chai Lifeline Canada’s part in raising awareness, we will be sharing stories of the children with childhood cancer and their families that we support with programs, services and love.  Meet Sisi, her mother, Galit, shares her childhood cancer story.  Prefer to Listen? … Read more

Coping With The Tragedy In Meron Rabbi Dr. Dovid Fox, director of Project Chai, the crisis intervention, trauma, and bereavement department of Chai Lifeline, offers practical suggestions and guidelines following the horrific tragedy in Meron. If you, or a family member has been affected by this tragedy, there is support available here in Toronto. Please … Read more

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 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

Tips for Navigating School When You Can’t Be IN School from a PhD Mom At Chai Lifeline Canada, our mission has always been to support children and families who are living with life-threatening and lifelong illness. When COVID-19 landed, closing schools, camps and workplaces, we came to recognize that in this particular moment, everyone is … Read more

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

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

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

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

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