Student Leaders Are Our Future

Compassion, energy and selfless service are the hallmarks of students wanting to make a positive difference in the lives of children born with cleft lip and cleft palate.

Operation Smile Student Volunteers

Attention Canadian Students

Are you starting a new Operation Smile Club at your school or re-registering your existing Operation Smile Club?

Please fill out our Registration Form to become an official Operation Smile Canada student club!

Northern Secondary Group Student Volunteers

There are more than 900 Operation Smile Student Clubs and associations around the world. Each one helps to build awareness, raise funds and educate students about our core values of commitment, leadership, volunteerism and philanthropy.

Thank you for your interest in getting involved with Operation Smile Canada Student Programs! We greatly appreciate your compassion and support towards our cause. Together, we will change and heal the world, one smile at a time.

Get Involved

S.M.I.L.E. Program

We believe in the power of YOUth to make a positive difference in the lives of children born with cleft conditions all over the world. That’s why we’ve created the S.M.I.L.E. (Student Movement Impacting Lives Everywhere) Program! It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3 to get involved!

Through S.M.I.L.E., we challenge your club to set and achieve your collective awareness and fundraising goals and further your compassion and commitment towards our cause. Along the way your team will gain valuable leadership skills, volunteer hours and experience for your future career aspirations!

Click to Downloadmore information about our S.M.I.L.E Program today!
Students posing with Operation Smile Project

Get Inspired

These 4 pillars are the foundation of our Student Programs. Whether you are interested in getting involved as an individual student or as part of an Operation Smile Student Club, we need your help to advocate, educate, lead and serve in your schools and communities to help us further our mission.


We inspire youth to be an active voice for communities around the world who lack access to safe, well-timed and effective surgery.

Learn more about how to advocate

  • Follow our social media channels! You can find us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.
  • Plan an awareness day to educate students about cleft lip, cleft palate, safe surgery and Operation Smile.
  • Organize a campaign around a national or international awareness day!  Some ideas include: Longest Day of SMILES, World Smile Day, Giving Tuesday, International Day of Children, etc.


We instill the value of teaching and learning to promote social responsibility through exposure to authentic experiences, diverse communities and global healthcare.

Learn more about how to educate

  • Request an Operation Smile speaker to come and visit your school to talk about our organization and the important work we do overseas (request via email [email protected])
  • Do your research. Educate yourself about Operation Smile, cleft conditions, and our medical missions.


We create the environment to empower youth to become globally-minded activators. We cultivate leadership by facilitating innovative and inspiring programs that teach valuable skills and grow confident leaders.

Learn more about how to be a leader

  • High School Students – Consider attending Operation Smile’s Annual International Student Leadership Conference.
  • University Students – Consider attending Operation Smile’s Annual University Symposium.
  • Organize a U-Lead. This is a program where students lead and organize their own education-driven conferences and workshops to connect with like-minded peers.


We empower youth to understand the importance of being an active participant in helping others locally and globally. We promote opportunities for youth to volunteer and take personal ownership of a cause.

Learn more about how to engage in service

Get Tools & Resources

Whether you are starting an Operation Smile Club, joining an existing club or want to learn more about Operation Smile Student Programs – we have resources that will help answer all of your questions.

GET IN TOUCH! Student Programs Social Media Channels

We want you to follow us and #shareyourstories on our social media channels! By following us you will receive updates from Operation Smile Clubs across Canada, learn about exciting Student Programs opportunities and keep informed about upcoming Medical Missions and all the great work we do!

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CONTACT US! If you have any questions or need any support please email us at [email protected]
or call us at (647) 696-0600.