Smile Cookie week has ended and raised nearly $25,000 for the hospital! Thank you so much to all those who purchased a Smile Cookie last week! A big thank you also to Mr. Paul Burke, the owner of the local Tim Hortons restaurants, as well as to the entire staff at the Tim Hortons restaurants in Hawkesbury, L’Orignal, and Vankleek Hill! You have all made a big difference for the HGH Foundation, your hospital, its patients, and your community! Thank you so very much!

Buy a Smile Cookie from May 1st to 7th at a local Tim Hortons® Restaurant and support the HGH Foundation!

The Tim Hortons Smile Cookie Week is taking place from May 1st to 7th this year! During this week, Tim Hortons chocolate chunk cookies will transform into something incredibly special: Smile Cookies – hand-decorated treats that raise money for local charities across the country.


Tim Horton's announcement of Smile Cookie week held May 1-7.



The Smile Cookie program started in 1996, raising funds for Hamilton Children’s Hospital in Ontario. Twenty-seven years later, 100% of proceeds from each Smile Cookie is still donated to charities from coast-to-coast-to-coast, supporting the communities in which the restaurants operate. In 2022, more than 625 different charities benefitted from the weeklong campaign.

This year, local Tim Hortons restaurant owner, Mr. Paul Burke, has chosen to once again support the HGH Foundation’s current fundraising campaign, There’s No Place Like Home.

This campaign will support the purchase of essential medical equipment needed to bring new services to HGH like advanced 3D mammography, and will enable access to more specialty care, closer to home. The focus is on enhancing services in orthopedic surgery, urology, ophthalmology, endoscopy, and advanced mammography. For more information on this campaign, please visit There’s No Place Like Home.

Our restaurant team members and I are very happy to support the HGH Foundation for the 13th year with the Smile Cookie campaign. We are grateful to have such an amazing regional hospital; so, we are proud to continue to contribute to the development of its services for our community. We invite our guests to purchase Smile Cookies from May 1st to 7th in support of our hospital! – Paul Burke, Tim Hortons Restaurant Owner

100% of the proceeds from every freshly baked chocolate chunk Smile Cookie purchased from May 1st to 7th from the Tim Hortons restaurants in Hawkesbury, L’Orignal, and Vankleek Hill will be donated to the HGH Foundation.

We are so grateful to once again be the recipient of the funds from the Smile Cookie campaign. This initiative is such a kind and generous gesture from local Tim Hortons owner, Mr. Paul Burke, and his team members! They are making a big difference for our hospital, its patients, their families, and their community. – Erin Tabakman, Executive Director, HGH Foundation


How can you show your support during the Smile Cookie campaign?

There are two ways you can participate in Smile Cookie week:

1)    Visit your local participating Tim Hortons between May 1st – 7th and buy a Smile Cookie for $1.50 (plus tax).

2)    Or, you can pre-order a box of Smile Cookies by downloading and filling out an order form in advance, and dropping it off at your local Tims. Pre-orders must be made 48 hours in advance. Download the Smile Cookies order form.

Why is Smile Cookie so important?

The Smile Cookie campaign is a great way for Tims guests and restaurant owners to give back to their communities. 100% of funds raised through the sale of Smile Cookies go directly to local charities selected by restaurant owners, including the HGH Foundation. Your support will help ensure that your loved ones can receive specialty medical care at HGH without the need to travel elsewhere!


chocolate chips cookie with a happy face


Every Smile Cookie is as unique as the people, charities, and communities they help.

Tim Hortons has been raising funds for local charities for 27 years. Last year, Tim Hortons restaurants raised a record breaking $15 million for over 600 local charities and community groups – an incredible accomplishment contributing to the Smile Cookie legacy of over $90 million raised since the program’s inception.



In 1964, the first Tim Hortons® restaurant in Hamilton, Ontario opened its doors and Canadians have been ordering Tim Hortons iconic Original Blend coffee, Double-Double ™ coffees, Donuts and Timbits® in the years since. Over the years, Tim Hortons has captured the hearts and taste buds of Canadians. Tim Hortons is now proud to be Canada’s largest restaurant chain serving over 5 million cups of coffee every day with 80% of Canadians visiting a Tims in Canada at least once a month. More than a coffee and bake shop, Tim Hortons is part of the fabric of Canada and a proud symbol of our country and its values. For more information visit


For more information, please contact:

Christine Gray St-Denis
Philanthropic Projects Coordinator, HGH Foundation
613-632-1111, ext. 21108