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

    • Meet TF Board Member: Dr. Ron Zuker

      Meet Dr. Ron Zuker, a plastic surgeon at SickKids and professor at the University of Toronto. He has been a long time TF volunteer and is one of two new additions to our Board.

    • Volunteer Spotlight: Veronika

      Meet TF Champion Veronika Medeiros and read her thoughts on being a TF volunteer.

    • Job Opportunity: Office & Special Events Coordinator

      Interested in joining our team? We’re hiring! Deadline to apply is April 30, 2015.

    • Meet Samata from Ghana

      Samata Zakaria was born in a small community, over 600 kilometres from Accra. Thanks to her knowledgeable midwife, Samata’s family learned about our partner cleft care program and she was able to begin treatment for her cleft lip and palate.