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 In Action

To strengthen and awaken unity within our local communities, we will foster compassion through powerful education, intentional servant leadership and heartfelt actions of love.

Our Team

Tamara Cairns 
EDAS Financials (Treasurer)
Heather Follis
EDAS Secretary
Dave Randall
EDAS Human Resources (Board Member)
Marcie Dumais
EDAS Systems & Procedures (Team Member)
Leanne Zdebiak-Eni
EDAS Marketing (Board Member)
Nazaneen Lauriault
EDAS Marketing (Board Member)
Christian Madarasz
EDAS Financials (Accountant)
Chantal Stefan
EDAS Island, Beyond & International Lead (Chair)
Marion Delude
EDAS Comox Valley, École Puntledge EDAS Club Lead, Montreal & Victoria Lead (Board Member)
Beth Peddle
EDAS Comox Valley, École Puntledge EDAS Club Lead & London, England Lead (Team Member)
Morgan Fisher Pinel
EDAS Comox Valley (Tech Support & Junior Team)
Katie Mangles
EDAS Comox Valley (Team Member)
Harvey McDougall
EDAS Comox Valley (Team Member)
Caroline Fisher
EDAS Comox Valley (Team Member)
Taylor Gowie
EDAS Comox Valley (Team Member)
Jaki Braidwood
EDAS Comox Valley & East Hastings Support (Team Member)
Ryan Titley
EDAS Comox Valley & East Hastings Support (Team Member)
Kim Marks
EDAS Comox Valley, École Puntledge EDAS Club Coordinator (Team Member)
Leah Leblond
EDAS Comox Valley, École Puntledge EDAS Club Lead (Team Member)
Susan Bradfield
EDAS Comox Valley, École Puntledge EDAS Club Lead (Team Member)
Nicole Pilote
EDAS Comox Valley, École Puntledge EDAS Club Lead (Team Member)
Julia Chard
EDAS Comox Valley, École Puntledge EDAS Club Lead (Team Member)
Blair Waters
EDAS Campbell River Lead (Team Member)
Jennifer Anderson
EDAS Port Alberni Lead (Board Member)
Christina Renneberg
EDAS Nanaimo Lead (Board Member)
Member)
Mac Fraser
EDAS qathet Lead (Team Member)
Ally Boyd
EDAS qathet Lead (Team Member)
Kate Boyd
EDAS qathet School District Lead (Board Member)
Leanne Gahan
EDAS qathet School District Lead (Team Member)
Martyn Woolley
EDAS qathet Lead (Team Member)
Mary White
EDAS qathet 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