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

Drew Swanson
EDAS Campbell River Lead, BC (Board Member)
Chantal Stefan
EDAS Comox Valley Lead, BC (Chair)
Jennifer Anderson
EDAS Port Alberni Lead, BC (Board Member)
Jennifer Izard
EDAS Duncan Lead, BC (Board Member)
Stephanie Dean
EDAS Victoria Lead, BC (Team Member)
Sheri McGuire
EDAS Red Deer Lead, AB (Team Member)
Tamara Cairns
EDAS Financials (Treasurer)
Christian Madarasz
EDAS Financials (Accountant)
Nazaneen Dizai
EDAS Marketing (Board Member)
David Levasseur
EDAS Financial and Buisness Analyst (Board Member)
Jessica Titley
EDAS Secretary (Board Member)


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