The Beads of Courage-Canada mission is to provide innovative arts in medicine programs that improve the quality of life of children and teens coping with serious illnesses.

Every Beads of Courage Program integrates the use of beads, the earliest art form known to humans, as visible, tangible symbols of human experiences that need and deserve to be expressed.

Every time a bead is given, courage is honored, suffering is alleviated, resilience is strengthened, and the experience of human caring is affirmed.

Beads of Courage-Canada is a federally registered not-for-profit charity supporting twelve hospitals with 33 unique programs throughout Canada.

We currently support the following patient populations:

  • Cancer and blood disorders
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Burn injuries
  • Chronic illness ( e.g. Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes)
  • Babies receiving care in the NICU
  • Children and teens coping with mental health conditions

Thank you for visiting our website to learn more about our mission.