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 Edmonton’s Food Bank, working alongside them to help relieve and prevent hunger in our community. They are an incredible organization doing remarkable and important work, and it is an honor to be able to be a part of it.

“As an organization who does not receive any core government funding, we rely on the generosity of our community. Partners like CompuVision with their Smileback Survey connects us together to feed people in need. For every survey completed, one dollar will be donated will be used to help us provide food to our many summer programs.”

Majoire Bencz, CM, Executive Director, Edmonton’s Food Bank

Edmonton's Food Bank

Who We Are
We envision a community where hunger does not exist, where all citizens have access to an adequate and nutritious supply of food.

What We Do
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.

Ryan Vestby, CEO, CompuVision

“Food is one of the most basic needs for our human survival. The Edmonton Food Bank stewards the collection of food in our community to be given to those who need it most. No one should have to go to bed hungry. Over 22,000 people, including families and children, receive food hampers from Edmonton’s Food Bank. We are proud to work with the Edmonton Food Bank as their technology partner, and applaud the courageous work they are doing with feeding our community.”

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.

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.