Closing the gap in cleft care
Transforming Faces provides free, local, and ongoing multi-disciplinary cleft care for children and adults in developing countries.
  • What is a Cleft Lip and Palate?


    Cleft lip and palate is one of the most common birth anomalies in the world. 

    A cleft occurs when the parts which make up the lip and palate fail to fuse properly. 

    It can affect a child’s appearance, speech, teeth, eating, hearing and ability to develop socially. 

    Cleft lip and palate can be successfully treated using a comprehensive team approach, but in developing nations, this approach is often lacking. 

    Find out how we close the gap in cleft care.




  • Latest News

    • The Salsa Results are In

      Thank you to everyone who came out to support our 6th Annual Salsa for Smiles on October 1. You helped us raise $12,000 for cleft care!

    • Salsa Day is Finally Here!

      Join us tonight for our 6th Annual Salsa for Smiles at Lula Lounge. The fun gets started at 6pm!

    • Meet Debora from Ghana

      Debora was born with cleft lip and palate in Accra, Ghana. Like so many cleft patients globally, she and her parents were shunned by community members.

    • An Update from Yeabsra & Family

      Yeabsra was five years old when she first came to Canada for complex craniofacial surgery. Find out how her life has transformed in the years since.