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

    • Note: We’re Offline Fri – Mon

      Please note, we have just moved offices and unfortunately, will not have access to phone, fax or internet until the end of the day today. If you need to reach us urgently, call Irene at 416-669-9051.

    • Lives Transformed: Meet Chala

      Chala’s life was transformed after his cleft repair surgery at six months of age. Read his story and find out how you can help other children like him!

    • Meet Rubana

      Rubana was born with a cleft lip and palate in India. She now receives comprehensive care through our mobile camps, just 25km from her home.

    • Beautiful Before & After a Huge Success

      Thank you for coming out to support lives transformed on May 21.