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 Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, working alongside them to give kids the best chance to live a long and healthy life. They are an incredible organization doing remarkable and important work, and it is an honor to be able to be a part of it.

“Our vision is to give kids the best chance to live a long and healthy life, and to have a community-minded company like CompuVision, and its clients, in our corner is a tremendous advantage for children’s health in Alberta. Our thanks to everyone who contributes to the SmileBacks campaign in the weeks ahead to help more Stollery kids and families from backyards across northern Alberta.

Mike House, President and CEO, Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation

Stollery Children's Hospital Foundation

Vision
To give kids the best chance to live a long and healthy life.

What We Do
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.

Ryan Vestby, CEO, CompuVision

“Every child should be given the chance to thrive and Stollery Children’s Hospital is a key part of accomplishing that in our community. By raising both funds and awareness, Stollery brings specialized healthcare close to home, making it possible for children to get quality treatment while reducing stress on families. Edmonton is rich in so many resources and we are beyond happy to partner with an organization that works to use those resources to help children get and stay healthy. We look forward to a future with Stollery as their technology partner and are excited to play a small part in the amazing work they do. “

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.

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.