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

    • Salsa Day is Finally Here!

      Join us tonight for our 6th Annual Salsa for Smiles at Lula Lounge. The fun gets started at 6pm!

    • Meet Debora from Ghana

      Debora was born with cleft lip and palate in Accra, Ghana. Like so many cleft patients globally, she and her parents were shunned by community members.

    • An Update from Yeabsra & Family

      Yeabsra was five years old when she first came to Canada for complex craniofacial surgery. Find out how her life has transformed in the years since.

    • Spicing Things Up at Salsa for Smiles!

      We’ve got some special surprises in store for our 6th Annual Salsa for Smiles event on October 1. Think you can handle the heat? Get your tickets today!