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Our Mission

Operation Smile Canada mobilizes a world of generous hearts to heal children's smiles and transform lives.

We believe all children deserve to live with dignity. And for those suffering from cleft lip, cleft palate or other facial deformities, dignity begins with a smile.

With our global partners, we work in over 60 countries, with more than 6,000 medical volunteers, delivering safe, effective cleft surgery and related medical care directly to children.  Many of these children have never seen a doctor before. Most simply can’t afford the care they need.

Making a lasting difference

Everywhere we go we work to build sustainability through training and education of local healthcare professionals. We often leave behind vital medical equipment and supplies. And in some countries where the need is tremendous, we have established permanent care centers so children can be treated year round.

The global partnerships we create, the knowledge we share and the infrastructures we build leave a legacy that lives beyond our medical missions—making a lasting difference in our world.

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