York Children’s Aid Society (Newmarket, Ontario)

Over the weekend of October 25th – 127th 2019 we transformed SIX Family Visitation Rooms within York CAS into positive, uplifting spaces while providing opportunities for children and families to bond. By including children’s activity stations, play mats, sensory wall spinners, tactile tables, glider rocking chairs, infant change tables, I-Spy murals and many other beneficial items, kids and their care givers can be at ease and interact in comfortable and engaging spaces. These new Smilezones will allow children and families to relax, have fun and strengthen relationships in a safe and controlled setting where everyone can feel comfortable and at home.

  • 350
  • Number of kids

Specific Features in the Smilezone Transformation Include:

  • Glider chair for infants
  • Bean bag chairs
  • Magnetic white board
  • Sensory wall spinners
  • Kids chairs and table
  • Tactile tables
  • Universal charging stations
  • wipe-able loveseats
  • Kids mat and foam tiles
  • Fresh paint
  • Vibrant murals
  • Kids play mat
  • Kids activity station
  • Area rugs
Thank you to both Diversey Canada who donated the funds from their 2019 Golf tournament and Harold Ballard Foundation, who have made this incredible project possible.