Program News

S.M.I.L.E. Cancelled on Friday, November 23rd

Friday Night S.M.I.L.E. and S.M.I.L.E. for Adults are cancelled this evening due to road conditions.


Fill Your Bellies with S.M.I.L.E. Saturdays at Wheelock Dining Hall

Starting Saturday, November 24th, Chartwells will be hosting S.M.I.L.E. Saturdays at Wheelock Dining Hall!

What is S.M.I.L.E. Saturdays? Every Saturday from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Chartwells will be charging only $8.26 (before tax) per meal, with $3.26 going directly back to The Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program! Children under 12 will be able to eat for $6.52 (before tax), with $2.52 going back to S.M.I.L.E.!

Wheelock Dining Hall is always open to EVERYONE within the community, so come out this Saturday and every Saturday to come, to have a great meal and help support S.M.I.L.E.!


S.M.I.L.E. Cancelled on Thursday, November 22nd

With all schools in Kings County cancelled due to the wintry weather today, S.M.I.L.E. will be cancelled as well this morning. Mother Nature struck early this year!


No S.M.I.L.E. as Acadia Students Take a Study Break

There will be no S.M.I.L.E. program dates between November 9th and November 17th, due to the Remembrance Day holiday and the scheduled study days at Acadia University.


Axes in Action Charity Day Raises $6500 on Behalf of S.M.I.L.E. and L'Arche Homefires!

On the morning of Saturday, September 8th, Acadia Student volunteers traveled throughout The Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia in order to collect donations on behalf of The Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program and L'Arche Homefires, as part of the Axes in Action Charity Day. The event raised approximately $6500 in total! Thank you to the Acadia University Student Government for organizing the event, to all of the students who volunteered their time in order to make it happen, and to everyone who supported S.M.I.L.E. and L'Arche Homefires with their donations. It is greatly appreciated!


Volunteer with S.M.I.L.E. During the Fall 2018 Session!

If you are a student registered at Acadia University during the Fall 2018 semester and are interested in volunteering with The Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program, find out how you can do so, by going here!


S.M.I.L.E. 2018/19 Program Schedule Available Now

The 2018/19 program schedule for The Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program is now available. It can be viewed here!


S.M.I.L.E. Award Recipients

On May 11th, 2018 at our annual Appreciation Luncheon, we handed out awards to some very special contributors to our program. Read more about it here!


Program Director's 2016-17 Year in Review for S.M.I.L.E.

Program Director's S.M.I.L.E. 2016-17 Year in Review! Read here!


S.M.I.L.E. Profiled on AMI This Week!

AMI This Week (Accessible Media Incorporated) traveled to Acadia in order to visit Friday Night S.M.I.L.E. and S.M.I.L.E. for Adults and to see what makes S.M.I.L.E. so special. View their profile on us here!


S.M.I.L.E. Featured in Maclean's Magazine!

The Acadia S.M.I.L.E. Program was profiled in a Maclean's magazine article concerning how various Canadian universities are engaging with their surrounding communities. View their article here!