2021 Impact Report

Play it safe in uncertain times, or risk redoubling our efforts to grow?  

2021 was another year of contrast. Glimpses of normalcy shone brightly, while the shadows of the global pandemic were never far from view.

We chose to dig deep, innovating with our inspiring local partners in Comprehensive Cleft Care (CCC). This is our year of unexpected flourishing…

Discover TF’s 2021 Impact Report

Our Commitment to You

Transforming Faces’ 20 year commitment to transparency and accountability remains firmly anchored, despite the pandemic. While our pattern of yearly site-visits to key program partners overseas has been postponed due to the pandemic, our tradition of close collaboration, learning, and accountability continues.

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Transform Lives in Myanmar & Uganda

Bright Start donors support children with cleft lip and palate in Myanmar and Uganda so that they have access to a complete circle of cleft care from the day they’re born until they have transitioned into school. Become a monthly Bright Start donor.

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S4CCC: COVID & Beyond Findings

On June 2, 2021, the CoCP hosted over 120 cleft professionals to generate solutions for delivering cleft care at the ‘Solutions 4 Comprehensive Cleft Care: COVID & Beyond’ (S4CCC) virtual conference.

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1 in 700 children is born with cleft lip and palate. They deserve to be supported every step of the way.

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Join the Circle of Cleft Professionals

A worldwide network of professionals and charity leaders promoting Comprehensive Cleft Care in resource-constrained contexts.

Children born with cleft lip and palate deserve to be supported every step of the way. Comprehensive cleft care makes that possible.

Access to safe, timely surgery is vital for children like Nattanon, but it marks just the start of his long journey to recovery.

Comprehensive care includes access to safe, timely surgery

Ongoing speech therapy helps Nattanon speak more clearly.

Ongoing speech therapy to develop clear speech and self-confidence

Social counseling for Nattanon and his family helps him tackle challenges and develop improved self-esteem.

Social support to help patients and their families along the way

Thanks to long-term, comprehensive care, Nattanon is excelling at school and has a bright future ahead of him.

The goal is children who are happy, healthy, and confident!

Cleft lip and palate is a serious condition, but its challenges can be overcome!

Please help give even more children the chance to smile, speak and build happy, healthy lives.

The Transforming Faces Difference

Canadian Charity

We are a Canadian charity committed to cost-effectiveness and sustainable partnerships.


We empower local partner organizations in low and middle-income countries.


We provide comprehensive cleft care to patients.

100% Donations

We direct 100% of donations to our international programs.

Stories from Around the World

Speech Therapy Helps Rachel Flourish

Speech Therapy Helps Rachel Flourish

The Speech Therapy that Helps Rachel Flourish Eight-year-old Rachel and her family live atop a lush mountain in rural Costa Rica, about 30 minutes from the nearest town – Cartago. She enjoys taking care of her pet hamster, and playing on her swing outside in the fresh...

Vineesh and Cleft: A Supportive Family and Community

Vineesh and Cleft: A Supportive Family and Community

Vineesh and Cleft: A Supportive Family and Community Vineesh was born in 2012 to a humble family living in the village of Neriya, India near the coastal region of Karnataka. He has two siblings whom he enjoys playing with. Vineesh enthusiastically attends school each...

Esther Accesses Comprehensive Cleft Care

Esther Accesses Comprehensive Cleft Care

Esther & Her Family Access Comprehensive Cleft Care in Uganda Dan, a bicycle mechanic, and Hellen, a stay-at-home mother, reside on the shores of the swampy Lake Kyoga, along with their two children - Janet and Innocent. In mid-2021, they expanded their family and...