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Heading Back to School 2020: Tips 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 impacted by illness. In … 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

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

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