About SMD Foundation

Our main purpose is to raise awareness and funds. Additionally, we our the official provincial affiliate for Easter Seals™ Canada and also fundraise under the Easter Seals™ Manitoba name.

  • Awareness is vital in promoting a greater understanding of disabilities, which provides people a compelling reason to give. 

  • Fundraising is essential to maintaining, expanding and improving SMD's programs and services that so many Manitobans living with disabilities depend on.

One of the best ways to raise awareness is by actually getting involved with the SMD foundation. Experience first hand the many ways you can contribute and make a difference in someone else's life.

CLICK HERE to see the various fundraising events that SMD Foundation offers.

13.7% of Canadians live with a disability. You may know a friend, neighbour or family member living with a disability. It may be someone with a physical disability that they’ve had since birth or the result of an injury. It may be someone with an invisible disability such as Deafness or a chronic condition. It may be someone very young or an older person who has developed an age-related disability. No matter what a person's age or disability might be, SMD Foundation and Easter Seals™ Manitoba is there, supporting the programs and services that support others.

A Message From The COO:

Thank you to everyone who were part of another successful year at SMD Foundation/Easter Seals™ Manitoba: the dedicated staff, the enthusiastic volunteers, the community-minded partners and sponsors and, of course, the consumers living with disabilities and their families who make it all worthwhile.

SMD Foundation/Easter Seals™ Manitoba is dedicated to helping Manitobans with disabilities achieve their full individual potential and independence.  As we work towards achieving our vision for the future, we want to share with you all of our tremendous accomplishments.

By supporting SMD Foundation/Easter Seals™ Manitoba through various fundraising campaigns, programs, events and initiatives you have truly made a difference.

To all our loyal supporters that dedicated their precious resources (time & money) to SMD Foundation/Easter Seals™ Manitoba over the past year, we appreciate and applaud your commitment.

We look forward to strengthening our relationships and building new ones so that every individual in Manitoba is valued for their ability in the community.


Maria Marrone
COO, SMD Foundation/Easter Seals™ Manitoba

SMD Foundation head office is located at 825 Sherbrook St. on the fourth floor