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Season’s Greetings

caregiver support for holiday cheer

As the holidays warm up, so does our spirit!

In gratitude of our caregivers and recipients, who support each other all year long, we at TEM are giving back. Over the holidays season we’re bringing cheer from our heart to yours with free, uplifting support opportunities.


Sweet Surprise Support

Qualified, voluntary respite with goal-based activity animation is offered at no cost for up to four hours on the island of Montreal until December 24th.  Together with care recipients, we will personalize a gift giving experience. Return home to a sweet surprise; a present personally picked, wrapped, and decorated for you, from your loved one, with support.

Click here to uncover the surprising benefits of giving back.

For details, or to sign up for Sweet Surprise Support, click here fill out a guided contact form.

Sharing a Cup of Sugar

Qualified, voluntary companionship with time to talk, if you have something to share, is offered at no cost for up to one hour at free events in safe community spaces on the Island of Montreal until December 22nd. Together as neighbours, we can meet, express our experiences, release our emotions and refresh our vitality: A moment in time to sweeten our spirit.

Click here to unwrap the benefits of sharing a moment together.

For details of where we’ll be Sharing a Cup of Sugar, click here for our Sugar Map!

Sugar and Spice Activities

Qualified, voluntary assessment through purposeful activity feedback is offered at no cost in person on the Island of Montreal and long-distance throughout the world until December 31st. Add our Sugar and Spice activity inspiration into everyday life experiences, write us a note on how it went and receive colourful possibilities to personally brighten your season ahead.

Click here to discover the benefits of making the most of moments.

For details, stay tuned to the TEM website as we move through December.

Holiday cheer crafted with TEM is only a whistle away!

For a guided message, click here to start a ready-made tune.

To stay in touch with the latest holiday inspiration, sign up to TEM Tunes at the bottom of our site.



Happy Holidays!

Stephanie Butchart
Founder and Inspiration Lead
TEM – A Method of Inspiration
[email protected]theellismethod.com – 514.557.6020



The Ellis Method (TEM) provides personalized support programs on a sliding scale to fund qualified, voluntary outreach. For the love of trees, we will pass forward all donations to One Tree Planted. For every dollar a tree is planted and new life thrives. A certificate of your offering is offered in return. Dedicating your tree or forest to someone you love will inspire a reminder that new life grows each new day. Visit https://onetreeplanted.org/ for details.

Stephanie Butchart
[email protected]
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