SMILE is mandated to develop community based awareness of the limitations faced by children with disabilities and critical illness. SMILE is guided by the principle of equity and is focused on the elimination of barriers which limit access to support, education and the ability to integrate into the social, cultural and spiritual fabric of our community.
As of the present, SMILE is situated in Peel Region of Ontario, Canada. Experienced volunteers meet with families and children to conduct a thorough needs assessment. This assessment allows confidentiality in assessing and effectively addressing the needs of each individual via a combination of available sources. Children and Families that cannot be assisted within the scope of the organizations resources are connected with geographically localized support mechanisms which manage the needs of the children and their families.
SMILE maintains an on-going relationship with families to ensure that the evolving needs of their children are being met within the safety and security of the SMILE support system. SMILE aims to manage a network of resource based linkages to connect families with support and secure sources of sustainable funding to develop long-term support programs.