Transforming Faces is committed to building sustainable, local solutions for children born with cleft lip and palate.

We are proud of our collaborative approach – and our partnerships with both cleft professionals here in Canada and around the world. We share a common vision for a future where children born with cleft have access to comprehensive care, close to home.

Last week, TF’s Executive Director Hugh presented to a group of medical professionals associated with the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Alongside renowned Craniofacial Surgeon (and friend of TF) Dr. Christopher Forrest, the presentation highlighted the process of building capacity in Ethiopia.

– Hugh Brewster, Executive Director of Transforming Faces presenting about TF’s model in Ethiopia

– Dr. Christopher Forrest, Head of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at SickKids Hospital, discusses his work with the Cleft Unit at Yekatit 12 

In particular, the presentation highlighted TF’s focus on building solutions locally, and the ways in which cleft professionals at SickKids Hospital have supported the growth of the Cleft Unit at Yekatit 12 Hospital in Ethiopia.

We are grateful to our network of cleft professionals – both at home and abroad – who share a passionate commitment to making comprehensive care accessible for all.

– The presentation was attended by medical professionals associated with SickKids Hospital

– Dr. Forrest has a long history of supporting TF, and the Cleft Unit in Ethiopia