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Smiles on Faces Program

Give a kid an unforgettable day at The Ex

Join us in making a difference in the lives of 25 special children. Working with our charity partners, our Smiles on Faces Program treats some of the GTA’s most vulnerable kids to an unforgettable day of fun, memories and smiles!

Through our Smiles on Faces Program, we provide all-expense-paid visits to the CNE each summer for 25 vulnerable children and their families. Through your financial gift, you’ll help provide complimentary CNE activities for our young guests, along with support services during their special day.

“With everything that our family has faced it was just such a special day that has meant so much for our family.”

Elysia Inniss-Taylor, mother of Daniel Taylor (10)

Every donation counts, from your preferred dollar value to sponsoring a family visit, you can help a child take a break from their real-life challenges for a day and help put a smile on their face.

The CNE Foundation gratefully acknowledges the support of North American Midway Entertainment.

Please click here to learn more about our Smiles on Faces Program.

2022 Smiles on Faces Program

With the CNE back this summer, after a two-year hiatus, we are thrilled and honoured to launch our new Smiles on Faces Program.

Working with our 2022 charity partners, Make-A-Wish Canada and the Toronto Ukrainian Foundation, we will host 25 children with critical illnesses from across Canada, and displaced children from Ukraine, along with their families.

It is our honour to host these 25 special guests and their families this summer throughout the 18 days of the Ex. Our Smiles on Faces families will be treated to rides, games, meals, and special meet-and-greets.

Thank you to the CNE community, our donors and sponsors. Your support has made this program possible.