Charity Registration Number

P.O. Box 871,
Welland, Ontario L3B 5Y5

Local: (519) 754-1796 (Brantford)
Toll Free: 1.800.653.HACS
Fax: (905) 735-8386


Welcome to Help a Child Smile

Life for a child threatened by cancer is filled with pain, sacrifice, hospital visits and treatments. "Help a Child Smile" was born out of the need to bring some joy into the lives of these victims of childhood cancer.


Mission Statement

An organization focused on children with cancer treated at the Children's Hospital at Hamilton Health Sciences Corporation by providing opportunities for them and their families to smile and have fun.


The hopes and dreams of children with cancer are sometimes fleeting. “Rainy day, sunny day, any day… to us, it’s just an extra day, an added bonus to our short lives.” said one of our kids with cancer.  HACS exists to support families through each of those precious days and to give them many opportunities to smile. Our programs include:


  • Annual day trips to events such as : Canada’s Wonderland, Marineland, African Lion Safari, more.
  • Bravery Bead Program
  • Room rentals for families needing to stay at Ronald McDonald House
  • Teen Group Outings
  • Bereavement Counselling
  • An all-expense paid trip of a lifetime to Florida’s Give Kids The World Village, including DisneyWorld, Sea World,
  • A Welcome Package that contains useful items like a parking pass and phone and gas cards
  • Pay for Oncology Sperm Banking
  • Provide the hospital with DVD players and DVD’s for the kids entertainment


make donations

Thanks to the generous support of compassionate people like you, we are able

to continue to provide

support and smile

opportunities to families

battling childhood



sponsor an event

We are a charitable organization founded and run by volunteers that depends totally on donations and fundraising

events to fund our programs.


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To see why we do what we do!


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