A warm fuzzy hug from a furry friend.



Bringing sunshine to kids on their cloudiest days!

Comfort Bears provides cuddly bears for children with terminal illness or  experiencing serious trauma. Having a bear to hold onto makes a big difference for a child going through difficult times in their young lives.


Comfort Bears are affixed with a tag providing the name of the individual or group donating this special friend.


Bears are provided to hospitals, first responders and community organizations who gift the bears to children in need.

In 2022, we will distribute 1,000 bears with your help.


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We're on a very cuddly mission!

Our mission is to provide Comfort Bears as a symbol of well-being for children experiencing treatments for serious illnesses or trauma to lessen their anxiety and stress.


Our Vision:

  • We believe that providing children receiving invasive treatment with a symbol of comfort will lessen the stress associated with their illness or trauma.

  • We believe in interacting with children and their families in a non-stigmatizing, impactful and inclusive manner ensuring dignity.

  • We believe in collaborative partnerships with volunteers, hospitals, first responders, businesses and funders to collectively support children and their families.

  • We believe that by maintaining the highest standards, we can provide a valuable service through transparency and fiscal accountability 

We are so proud to partner with the following organizations

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Comfort Bear
and Illness

Comfort Bears are provided to children with serious illness helping shift the child’s focus from the stress and anxiety of treatments to a more comforting experience. The bear  can serve as a teaching tool the doctor can use to explain procedures and treatments so that they are not so scary for our young superheroes.  

Rather than their primary memory being needles and fear, we hope they recall the moment they were introduced to their new stuffed friend who helped them through their challenges. It symbolizes their strength and resiliency managing, for some, excruciatingly difficult medical interventions.

Comfort Bears and
Community Organizations

For children facing trauma from a serious vehicle collision,

child abuse, home violence or a death in the family, Comfort Bear

shifts the child’s focus from the stress and anxiety of the moment,

to comfort. Often, the child is unable to process or express their

feelings surrounding the gravity of the trauma surrounding them.

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Introducing Comfort Bear


The 12” bears are super soft, cuddly and of the highest quality.  Every bear is sanitized and placed individually into sterilized biodegradable eco-packaging ensuring safety for all children.

The bears are provided for little and big kids aged 1 - 18 years in need of a cozy hug and some comfort.

The cost for each bear is $20 with 100% of the cost donated by individuals, groups and businesses who share our passion for this service.

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$20 Provides a lifelong Teddy Friend for a child in need

We are 100%  managed by volunteers so every dollar donated is used to purchase  bears for our program. Best of all, your donation will place one of our loving bears into the arms of a child in need.

We couldn't support so many children without a caring community!

Thank you to our sponsors for joining us on our journey bringing happiness to some very brave and special kids.

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Team Comfort Bear

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Kelli Bugden

Vice Chair

 Lena Bassford

Founder and Board Chair

Nancy Guzzo

Secretary Treasurer

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Debb Fioravanti


Nicole Martin

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Comfort Bears Program Ambassador

Want to get in on this warm + fuzzy initiatve?

As we are 100% volunteer based, it best to reach us by email for additional information  how you can support Comfort Bears.

EMAIL: lena@comfortbears.ca

905 - 921 - 1281

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Charitable # 782530547 RR0001