Community-led Events

Local Events

The possibilities to provide a gift of a new smile to children waiting for their life changing surgery are endless. Set up a lemonade stand in the summer, a garage sale in the spring or fall, host a community booth at a local fair, plan a bake sale, or enjoy a dinner party with friends.

We gratefully accept donations from 3rd-party community fundraisers throughout the year. We are happy to support by providing posters or brochures, but we cannot provide any logistical event support. In some cases, we may be able to provide a speaker from our pool of volunteers and staff across Canada, please reach out for details.

If you produce any public marketing that includes our logo, you need to sign off on a logo use form and agree to share any public materials (digital or print) BEFORE distributing for sign off from our brand team. We require a minimum of one (1) week for approval of artwork using our logo.

Please note if you accept money for the sale of an item, it is not eligible for a tax receipt; but if you collect straight donations using our offline tracking form (or if you set up an online fundraising page) those donations are eligible for a tax receipt if we are provided the complete name and mailing address for the donor. Please advise how the funds were collected when you send them in so we can properly record and receipt the donations.

Please allow for 1 week for approval of self-made materials using our logo.
If you accept money for the sale of an item, it is not eligible for a tax receipt; but if you collect straight donations using our offline tracking form those donations are eligible for a tax receipt.

Tools & Resources

Online Fundraising Pages

Longest Day of SMILES

If you prefer to be a part of a larger annual fundraising campaign, please join the Longest Day of Smiles, celebrated each year in June.

mySMILE

If you have your own idea and want to share our cause with family and friends, mySMILE may be the site for you.

Cycle for Smiles

If you prefer to be a part of a fitness inspired online fundraising campaign, please join Cycle for Smiles.

Cycle for Smiles began in 2022 ending November 30, 2022. We will relaunch in the Spring of 2023. More information will be provided later!

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Tribute & Memorial Giving

To honour a loved one’s birthday, special occasion or honour/remember their life with the gift of a new smile, consider making a gift in tribute or memorial.

Learn Moreabout tribute giving.
Learn Moreabout memorial giving.

Community Resources

Fundraising toolkits

Interested in hosting an event to support children born with cleft conditions? Download the appropriate toolkit here.

Posters to print

Need some posters to spread the word about your planned event?

Social media assets

Don’t forget to tag us when you use pre-approved social media assets to promote your event.

Donation Tracking & Submission Form

Download and use this form to track donors and provide us the information we need to prepare and issue official tax receipts.

Receipting “Rules”

Want to understand if gifts to your event will be eligible for a tax receipt? Use the form below.

Fundraising Guidelines & Application

Interested in conducting a fundraiser in support of Operation Smile Canada? Start here by reviewing our general guidelines that will help set you up for success.

More ways to get involved

Smile Blanket Challenge

A group activity that not only changes lives, it keeps children warm after surgery too!

Employer Matching gifts

You can make the impact of your personal gifts go even further. Check here to see if your employer has a matching gift program.

Speaking Engagements

Interested in having an Operation Smile representative (Staff or volunteer) speak at an upcoming event?

Operation Smile presents Making Faces workshops

A workshop can be booked for individuals and families living with cleft conditions OR set up as an informative school, employee or community group anti-bullying module.