Whether your child’s hospital stay is measured in hours or months, Chai Lifeline can help ease the pain for patients and caregivers.

From those arduous first moments when you hear your child’s diagnosis, to the memorable moments when the end of treatment bell is rung. Chai Lifeline Canada is there with you and your family every step of the way. Our case managers are trained professional social workers whose goal is to provide information, assistance and support. Additionally, Chai Lifeline Canada has an army of dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers who are ready to cheer up our Chai Warriors at a moment’s notice!

HOSPITAL VISITS: Our volunteers can turn tears into smiles just by walking into a room. Expect music, games, and lots of fun when Chai Lifeline volunteers come to visit your child.

WOW GIFT FOR NEW CHAI LIFELINE CLIENTS: Toys and games that children might not ordinarily receive that will “wow” and excite them.

OVERNIGHT RESPITE: Leave your child in the hands of a trained volunteer overnight and return refreshed and ready to face a new day in the morning. Note: respite volunteers are not nurses and do not provide skilled nursing care.

TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE: Leave the driving to us! Rides to hospitals and doctors’ offices allow parents to focus on children instead of the road. A fleet of volunteer drivers offer round-trip door-to-door service.

Our programs enable

families to cope with the daily challenges faced by young patients, their parents and siblings. From holding their hand and providing a shoulder to lean on, to providing critical services and support programs, our goal is to help families cope with a child’s illness


Number of clients Chai Lifeline Canada helps every year!

I can't praise my wonderful case manager enough! [Dina] saw us sitting in Sick Kids and just KNEW what we needed! A fresh coffee, activities for my daughter to keep her busy, dinner sent home for the rest of my family, and a ride home later that evening. I am tearing up at the memory of the day and how amazing Chai Lifeline has been for our family. THANK YOU for being a part of our lives and making everything so much more bearable for us.