Covid 19

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

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

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

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

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

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