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

    • Meet Varadharajan from India

      Varadharajan has been a dedicated supporter of TF’s speech programs in India for nearly a decade. Find out why.

    • Volunteer Spotlight: Meanne Chan

      The blog features Meanne Chan, TF office and events volunteer

    • Meet Francesca from Argentina

      The blog describes the cleft care story of Francesca, a five month old girl from Argentina.

    News & Announcements

    • Check out our 2015 Annual Report!

      Find out how your support helped transform lives last year. Download our 2015 Annual Report!

    • Advanced Speech Training in Ghana

      TF’s speech pathologist in Ethiopia, Berhane Abera, participated in a three-day training course in Kumasi, Ghana.