We are excited to announce Corbett’s as our Presenting Jersey Sponsor for the 2020 24-Hour Hockey Tournament!
Corbett’s Source for Sports in Oakville has been a HUGE supporter of Smilezone Foundations 24-Hockey Tournament over the past several years! Each year they donate the jersey's and socks so our players look incredible while on the ice. In addition to that, Corbett’s has donated countless silent auction items, hockey accessories, and time to ensure that our tournament is a huge success! 

THANK YOU Corbett’s and your entire community for your continued dedication and support to Smilezone! 

We are excited to announce that Smilezone Foundation will be partnering with Sunnyside Grill this March Break!

From  March 16th through March 22nd visit any Sunnyside Grill Location and order a full order OR kids order of pancakes and $1 will be donated to Smilezone Foundation to help us continue our mission of making children smile!

We have a fun-packed Community Village Event planned at this year's 24-Hour Hockey Tournament! Bring the whole family for a day of fun for kids of any age!

Smilezones Community Village is a great way to get the kids out of the house, while giving back to your community! All proceeds go to helping Smilezone make tough days a little brighter for children facing health challenges!
The Toronto Rock have once again partnered with Smilezone for their Charity Game on Indigenous Heritage Night. The Rock will take on the Buffalo Bandits on Friday, March 13th at the Scotiabank Arena.

Funds raised from the game will go towards the new Smilezones at the Gané Yohs Community Health Centre in Ohsweken, ON.
Ask An Expert: Paige Ryan
This month we interviewed Paige Ryan - Communications Coordinator at
Smilezone Foundation!
Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Well, I went to school for Fashion Management and then did a post-grad Public Relations program. Prior to joining the Smilezone team around 4 months ago, I was doing marketing and communications for an outerwear brand. I live in Oakville with my wiener dog Coco, and we both love the colour pink!

How did you first learn about Smilezone?

Honestly, I hadn’t heard of Smilezone Foundation until I was job searching. After doing some research on the organization I knew it was an amazing cause that I wanted to be a part of!

What is your role with Smilezone Foundation?

I work as the Communications Coordinator for Smilezone! Some of my job duties include: creating content and managing the social media platforms, creating and updating marketing materials, and working with the hospitals and centres to plan the Smilezone Grand Openings.

What is your favourite part about working for Smilezone?

Spending time in a hospital or healthcare setting can be so draining for anyone, especially kids. So, It’s extremely rewarding to see the impact that our work has on children and their families who spend time in Smilezones! I love being a part of the reason that their days are a little brighter and happier.

Can you tell us about some of the reactions you get from those who attend the Grand Openings and experience Smilezones first hand?

The reactions we get from hospital staff, families, and celebrities who attend the Grand Openings are always so positive - everyone is so thrilled and amazed at the transformations! We are often told that the Smilezone spaces made an even bigger impact and turned out even better than expected. So many smiles!
There is still time to walk, run, or relay for Smilezone Foundation at the Mississauga Marathon on May 3rd, 2020!

Help make tough days a little brighter for kids receiving treatment in hospitals and health care facilities by supporting Smilezone Foundation through the Mississauga Marathon on May 3rd, 2020.
Celebrating New Smilezones at Five Counties Children's Centre
On March 3rd the Smilezone team made the trip out to Cobourg, ON to celebrate the Grand Opening of three new Smilezone spaces at Five Counties Children’s Centre. The event was filled with staff, children and families who benefit from the centre, community partners, board members and donors. Presentations were made to the foundation and certificates were presented by Mayor John Henderson and Port Hope Deputy Mayor Les Andrews. Deputy Mayor Suzanne Séguin and Councillor Adam Bureau were also in attendance. 

“We are very happy the children and families in the Northumberland area can now enjoy this warm, welcoming environment,” says Kristy Hook, Vice Chair Five Counties Children’s Centre Board of Directors.

“The change is incredible,” adds Diane Pick, CEO of Five Counties Children’s Centre. “The work of the amazing volunteers who transformed our space over one weekend has created an inviting, friendly place for our clients and families to spend time while they are here for therapy and appointments.”

Smilezone Highlights
Check out our March newsletter for more

Upcoming Smilezones!
This month we will be creating Smilezones at Gané Yohs Community Health Centre in Ohsweken, ON!

Check out our April newsletter for more details on this project!
Thank you!
Thank you to the children & teachers of the YMCA after school program for your generous donation!

Spread smiles!
Donate to one of our five gift categories to help make tough days a little brighter.
Contact Us

Smilezone Foundation
557 Chartwell Road
Oakville, Ontario
L6J 4A8