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.