Closing the gap in cleft care
Transforming Faces provides free, local, and ongoing multi-disciplinary cleft care for children and adults in developing countries.


Transforming Faces, a registered charity in Canada, provides free, comprehensive treatment including cleft lip and cleft palate surgery, and pre & post-surgery care globally.
Cleft Palate & Cleft Lip | Lives Transformed

Transforming Faces And Lives

Cleft lip and cleft palate is one of the most common birth anomalies in the world. When children and adults receive long-term comprehensive cleft lip and cleft palate care, their physical and psychological health improves dramatically.

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Cleft Lip & Cleft Palate Care

That’s why Transforming Faces uses a multi-disciplinary approach to cleft palate rehabilitation. We go beyond the cleft lip and cleft palate surgery to provide nutrition support, speech therapy, oral health, counselling and ongoing care to our patients.

  • What is cleft palate & cleft lip?

    Cleft lip and cleft palate is one of the most common birth anomalies in the world. A cleft lip or cleft palate is an opening in the baby’s upper lip and/or the roof of their mouth that occurs during pregnancy.

    Cleft lip and palate can impact 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. By this we mean, pre-surgery support and long-term post-surgery care.

    Find out how our unique approach to treating cleft lip and palate results in lasting transformation.

  • Cleft Lip & Palate Transformations

    • Naratip’s Seven Year Cleft Care Journey

      Naratip has been one of our patients in Thailand for seven years. Find out how you’ve helped transform her life!

    • Subharanjana’s Story

      When Subharanjana was born with cleft lip and palate in a small village in India her parents were very scared. This is their story.

    • Sandhiya’s Cleft Story

      15-year-old Sandhiya wants to become a doctor and help children affected with cleft lip and palate, children like her.

    News & Announcements

    • Summer Newsletter Now Available

      Check out the latest news from Transforming Faces and our international partners!

    • Save the Date for Salsa

      TF’s 7th Annual Salsa for Smiles will take place on Thursday September 29. Tickets are now available! Get yours early and be entered in an early bird prize draw.