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

    • Tanchanid’s Transformation

      For the last 11 years, our partners in Thailand have worked to provide long-term, comprehensive care for Tanchanid.

    • Meet Milagros from Argentina

      Young Milagros from Argentina is fortunate to have a very supportive family and medical team to help her through her cleft care journey.

    • Reflections from the Field: Nan Hudson

      Longtime TF Board Member, Nan Hudson, provides her reflections from a recent trip to our projects in Chile and Argentina.

    News & Announcements

    • Beautiful Before & After 2016: A Huge Success!

      Thank to you everyone who came out to support our annual celebration of lives transformed. You helped raise $56,000 for cleft care!

    • We’re Hiring a Program Manager

      Interested in joining our team? We’re hiring an experienced Program Manager. Position closes June 20, 2016.