Covid 19

A special evening program on Mental Health For Young People, By Young People feat. Jack.org

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

Go Big and Stay Home. 5 Big (but doable) Summer 2020 Ideas

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

How to talk about overnight camp being cancelled and what to do now

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

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

This is the reality for our Chai Families with or without a pandemic.

These last weeks have brought unique calls to action all over the world. Over these past few days, we here in Canada, are upending our lives putting our health and safety first. At Chai Lifeline, this is our work every day as we support children and families whose lives are impacted by life-threatening or life-long … Read more