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SmileBacks Program

Community Partnerships

At CompuVision, we are embedded in, and connected to our local community, and are always on the lookout for opportunities to give back. The SmileBacks program is our way of doing that, partnering with local initiatives and helping to improve the place we live and work.

Our featured community partner.

We are proud and delighted to be the technology partner for the Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit, working alongside them to provide an innovative co-working office and warehouse space for non-profits in Edmonton, Alberta. They are an incredible organization doing remarkable and important work, and it is an honor to be able to be a part of it.

“The Jerry Forbes Centre is the first of its kind in Edmonton. Our vision for the Centre is one of volunteerism and collaboration between non-profit organizations, and that is exactly what we are seeing happen with the tenants that have moved in. We are currently the home to over 20 non-profit organizations working together promoting synergy, innovation, and community spirit.”

Brian Farrell, Board Chair of the Jerry Forbes Centre

Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit

The Jerry Forbes Centre is an innovative co-working office and warehouse space for non-profits in Edmonton, Alberta.

A One of a Kind Home for Non-Profits. The Centre is uniquely themed on volunteerism and is a working village of charitable organizations sharing resources. The 93,000 sq. ft. centre is now open! The Jerry Forbes Centre for Community Spirit provides affordable office and warehouse space to over 20 non-profit organizations.

The Centre is primarily designed for the administration of charities and training of staff and volunteers for outreach into the community and includes state-of-the-art facilities such as a classroom, meeting rooms, and event spaces.

Ryan Vestby, CEO, CompuVision

A centre for community spirit is an innovative approach in solving the workspace needs of non-profits. Jerry Forbes is a great example of how curiosity, innovation and technology can combine to create more successes for everyone together.

Past community partners.

As part of the SmileBacks program we have worked with a range of community partners in the past, helping organizations and charitable initiatives to deal with housing issues, develop pathways out of poverty, help seriously ill children and provide opportunities for adults with autism. We are proud of the work we have done, and continually amazed by the efforts of these incredible community organizations.

Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation

 

The Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation advances children’s health care right in your own backyard by funding specialized care at the Stollery Children’s Hospital and in communities across Western Canada: state-of-the-art equipment and facilities; sub-specialty education to train the brightest medical minds; leading-edge research to discover new treatments and cures; and, specialized programs that improve family-centred care, child and youth mental health, and patient and family outcomes. A national leader in organ transplantation and a hub for children’s heart surgery in Western Canada, the Stollery sees about 317,000 patient visits each year with 39 percent of inpatients coming from outside Edmonton.

Learn more about Stollery.

Edmonton's Food Bank

Edmonton’s Food Bank: We envision a community where hunger does not exist, where all citizens have access to an adequate and nutritious supply of food.

As an affiliate member of Food Banks Canada, we are committed to the mantra: Relieving hunger today. Preventing hunger tomorrow. By giving to Edmonton’s Food Bank you are not only feeding people…you are giving hope and creating a kinder community.

Learn more about Edmonton’s Food Bank and how you can volunteer.

YESS

YESS: Based in Edmonton, YESS provides immediate and low-barrier shelter, temporary housing, and individualized wraparound support for youth ages 15-24. We focus on prevention and diversion out of homelessness. Prevention means providing proactive resources for youth and their caregivers before youth become homeless. Diversion means finding appropriate housing for youth before they become entrenched or as an exit out of homelessness.

United Way

United Way: Mobilizing collective action to create pathways out of poverty. United Way serves the Edmonton Census Metropolitan area. Over 135,000 people live in poverty in our own community. Poverty robs children of their true potential, strips people of their self-esteem and steals hope from families that struggle to build lives of stability and independence. With the largest network of partners in the region, your donation gets results – going farther and wider than any other charitable investment you can make. Together, we move beyond managing the symptoms and work towards ending poverty.

Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities® Northern Alberta is a place of comfort for families with seriously ill or injured children seeking medical treatment in an Edmonton facility. With hundreds of families served annually, the Ronald McDonald House provides warm beds, hot showers, laundry facilities, family-friendly kitchens, and playrooms – all the basic essentials of a home. Then the House goes beyond the basics offering numerous programs like Meals That Mend, education, recreation, shuttle, and self-care programs to provide families with a sense of normalcy.

Sinneave Family Foundation

The Sinneave Family Foundation was created in 2008 to address the challenges experienced by emerging adults with autism. We host a variety of activities and work with partners toward a vision that individuals with autism are supported in the transition to adulthood to realize their highest quality of life. Our mission is achieved by targeting our energy and resources to share promising practices, build system capacity and foster policy development in the areas of: Continuing Education, Employment, and Independent Living Our approach is to work at the individual, family, community and system levels and across our networks to improve outcomes for emerging adults with autism. We leverage our collective impact for sustainable change.

AGA

AGA: The Art Gallery of Alberta envisions a future in which we will be the creative hub of Alberta, inspiring imaginations, engaging generations and transforming people’s lives through art.