Transforming Faces provides free, local, and ongoing multi-disciplinary cleft care for children and adults in developing countries.

TF Champions

Every person or organization that helps Transforming Faces support children with cleft lip and palate is a Champion! Thanks to all the wonderful people who have helped us transform lives!

TF ChampionsSummer 2014

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Recent Champions

Pisco 1641 Peruvian Restaurant 

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Our new neighbours at the delicious Pisco 1641 helped raise awareness about Transforming Faces’ work over the holiday season. Thank you, Pisco!

Filing Cabinets

In-Kind Donations for TF’s New Office

A big thank you to Green Standards for donating three filing cabinets and binders to outfit our new office at 637 College Street. This generous donation saved us roughly $1,000! 

Another huge thanks goes out to Hilary Beacock at Signarama at 873 Bay Street for developing a pro bono sign for the front of our new office. This donation saved us about $600. 

Noah Ripstein

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13-year-old Noah decided to dedicate his Bar Mitzvah to raising funds for cleft lip and palate care. Thanks to the generosity of Noah and his family and friends, he well surpassed his ambitious fundraising goal of $5,400! A huge thanks to Noah and his family for choosing to support TF’s work!

Mobeen Husain, a wonderful TF supporter, held a family golf tournament in June 2015 that raised over $1,300 for our international projects.

Desert Belles 

Desert BellesThe Desert Belles, a modern belly dance company, put on another fantastic show in support of TF. This year’s Egyptian-themed performance, Rhythm of the Nile, was a huge success and raised $1,200 for our comprehensive cleft care programs.


Peru1Students in the EMBA23 Rotman class generously opened their hearts and donated $2,000 in a CanadaHelps campaign to cover the cost of an X-ray machine for our Peruvian partners.

This will allow our partner to treat 90 patients a month.

Attendees at Beautiful Before & After also donated $745 to purchase dental instruments for our Peruvian partners.

Hltn Addis Ababa blk_rgbThe Hilton Addis Ababa generously donated four rooms in order to accommodate TF’s Canadian medical volunteers in Ethiopia in January.

This donation will allow us to redirect funds to provide comprehensive rehabilitation and surgery for 20 children in Ethiopia. See their story…

P1030495Petra and Javier Lasso, long-time friends of TF, decided to turn their annual holiday party into a fundraiser. Approximately 40 guests attended the party on December 7, 2013. The party featured donated food, dancing, and shawls for sale.

The family raised $7,196 for cleft care!

RHkingWe’d like to extend our thanks to the Grade 9 King Leadership Pathway Council at R.H. King Academy in Toronto who raised $700 for Transforming Faces. They hosted a Grade 9’s only dance, sold healthy snacks, and solicited donations from the community for a raffle.

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Our penny campaign raised $573.67! Many thanks to the hosts of our penny boxes:

IMG_0229Bear Pals, an organization that knits and crochets teddy bears for children, recently donated bears which we distributed to patients in Peru and Argentina! Thanks Bear Pals!

Beverley Daniels Photography is a Toronto photographer who raised $100 for cleft lip and palate care! Thanks Beverley!

Desert Belles raised $300 for TF through a dance production entitled “Fall of the Sword” Thanks ladies!

Captain Longish John and the Bucanettes, otherwise known as Toby, Indie, 7, Zoe, 5, Anna, 8 Molins, raised $1240! Find out how the Pirates on the Run fundraised and transformed the lives of 3 children!

iFinance Canada Inc. staff raised money, which was matched by iFinance, for Yeabsra and Aynalem’s airfare in for their 2012 trip. The staff also gifted Yeabsra a laptop.

Scooter Girl, a Toronto toy shop, Joanne, and Isabelle Somers fundraised in order to purchase an iPad 2 for Yeabsra. The iPad was then sold when Yeabsra and her mother Aynalem returned to Ethiopia and the money was used to pay for Yeabsra and her brother’s school fees.

MPS Etobicoke School undertook a fundraising initiative to support Yeabsra. The school collected just over $1,500 in raffle money and sold 71 t-shirts in support of Yeabsra. The money will be matched by a private charitable foundation. The school is also welcomed Yeabsra as a student.


Read more about our awesome donors and supporters on our blog!