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

    • Beyond the Initial Surgery: Meet Lah

      Over the last four years, Lah’s life has been transformed thanks to comprehensive cleft care.

    • Speech Therapy Outreach in Ethiopia

      Our partners in Ethiopia organized a week-long speech therapy outreach program for local medical professionals, cleft patients and their families.

    • Health & Education Day in Peru

      Every year, our Peru partners host a fun-filled Health and Education Day for families of children with cleft lip and palate.

    • TF Finalist for Charitable Governance Award

      TF was recently announced as a finalist for the VSRAs, Canada’s largest charity awards which recognize Ontario non-profits for transparency and good governance.