About EDAS

Everybody Deserves A Smile (EDAS) is a Not -For Profit Organization that began as a grassroots project in Edmonton, right before Christmas in 2003. Four friends came together and left 88 homemade care packages on garbage bins in the backstreets of downtown.  At the time they hoped to bring a smile to those living on our streets, letting them know that they were not alone and not forgotten that Christmas.     Now, several years later, thousands of care packages have been given to the homeless, and this simple yet powerful purpose continues to this day. Although EDAS has focused on helping the homeless, it aspires to help everyone feel significant in some way.

Our Vision

We work to inspire hundreds of students, school staffs and community members to come together, to work with one common purpose and to give with open hearts.

Our Team

Sheri McGuire 
EDAS Red Deer Lead, AB (Team Member)
Stephanie Stromquist
EDAS Victoria Lead, BC (Team Member)
Jennifer Izard EDAS
Duncan Lead, BC (Board Member)
Jennifer Anderson
EDAS Port Alberni Lead, BC (Board Member)
Chantal Stefan
EDAS Comox Valley Lead, BC (Chair)
Tamara Cairns
EDAS Financials (Treasurer)
Jessica Titley
EDAS Secretary (Board Member)
Christian Madarasz
EDAS Financials (Accountant)
Nazaneen Lauriault
EDAS Marketing (Board Member)
Brooke McManus
EDAS Puntledge Lead (Team Member)
Kim Marks
EDAS Puntledge Lead (Team Member)
Amanda Croker
EDAS Puntledge Lead (Team Member)
Leah Leblond
EDAS Puntledge Lead (Team Member)
Taylor Gowie
EDAS Puntledge (Team Member)
Maude Tanguay
EDAS Puntledge (Team Member)
Tina Champagne
EDAS Puntledge & Comox Valley Support (Team Member)
Caroline Fisher
EDAS Comox Valley Support
Morgan Fisher Pinel
EDAS Comox Valley (Tech Support & Junior Team)
Doreen Fraser
EDAS Powell River Lead (Team Member)
Mac Fraser
EDAS Powell River Lead (Team Member)
Kate Boyd
EDAS Powell River Lead (Team Member)
Ally Boyd
EDAS Powell River Lead (Junior Team Member)
Ryan Titley
EDAS Comox Valley Video Tech (Team Member)
Leanne Zdebiak-Eni
EDAS Marketing (Team Member)
Dave Randall
EDAS Comox Valley Support Secondary Schools (Team
Member)
Marcie Dumais
EDAS Systems & Procedures
Heather Follis
EDAS (Researcher)
Harvey McDougall
EDAS Comox Valley Support (Team Member)

Awards

BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association Partnership Award

The Top 20 Under 40 Award for Business and Community Service, Vancouver Island

Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce – Top 40 Under 40 Award

Paul Harris Honor and Paul Harris Plus Two (Rotary Club of Cumberland Centennial)

The Chairman’s Award, The Keg Steakhouse and Bar

Comox Valley Hero of the Year, 2016