SMD Foundation is the fundraising member of the SMD family, working to raise two equally important things: funds and awareness. As the official provincial affiliate for Easter Seals™ Canada, SMD Foundation also conducts activities under the  Easter Seals™ Manitoba banner.

Fundraising is essential to maintaining, expanding and improving the SMD programs and services so many Manitobans living with disabilities depend on. Awareness is vital in promoting a greater understanding of disabilities, which gives people a compelling reason to give.

Everyone knows someone with a disability. It may be a friend, a neighbour or a member of the family. It may be someone with a physical disability that they’ve had since birth or that is 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/Easter Seals™ Manitoba is there, supporting the programs and services that support others.

Message From The COO and Board Chairperson

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
VP, SMD Alliance