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

    • Job opportunity: Communications & Stewardship Coordinator

      Join our team! TF is seeking a Communications & Stewardship Coordinator. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2014

    • Join us on October 2 for Salsa for Smiles

      Join us on October 2 at Lula Lounge (1585 Dundas St. W). 100% of proceeds are directed to cleft care.

    • Beyond the Initial Surgery: Meet Valentino, from Peru

      Born with a complete bilateral cleft lip and palate, he was initially very shy when he was admitted to our partner project, KusiRostros, in 2012.

    • Beyond the initial surgery: Meet Josephine

      The team ensured that Josephine was appropriately nourished before her lip surgery. She is currently scheduled to undergo palate surgery in the near future.