The Facial Foundation of Canada is a non-profit organization that aims to improve the quality of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery care, both locally and worldwide. Our mission is to support humanitarian, research, and education efforts in the service of patients in need.
Each year there there are close to 100 000 domestic violence victims in Canada. The majority of them have facial injuries, most commonly a broken nose. A nasal or facial deformity can be distressing and remind them of a dark time in their lives. However, cosmetic nasal and facial surgery is not covered by the public health care system. Our Foundation aims to return these victims of domestic violence back to their normal self and help them forget about a painful past through cosmetic surgery with our volunteer surgeons.
The Foundation supports and encourages our volunteer doctors to donate their time abroad and help younger and older patients in countries with minimal or no access to health care and that suffer from medical and surgical conditions affecting the face and neck. The Foundation helps raise funds to purchase medical supplies and equipment, as well as rent operating room time in developing countries to help our surgeons treat patients. All surgeons travel at their own expense, and work for free. These funds are specifically donated to organizations with which our volunteer surgeons are directly involved with.
Our foundation aims to support Research programmes that help the field of Facial Plastic Surgery move forward. The Foundation also aims to provide high-quality education and instruction to physicians and medical professionals who wish to obtain additional training in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery.
Fill out our application form to benefit from our Domestic Violence Program.
Every donation is invested into one of our programs.
Please note that the Foundation cannot issue tax receipts at this time.
The Foundation helps raise funds to provide free of charge restorative ultrasonic rhinoplasty to Canadian patients who have suffered a nasal deformity due to domestic violence to help them overcome the negative memories in their past. The Foundation surgeons also volunteer with multiple medical relief organizations. Our surgeons have previously volunteered with Medical Missions for Children, Smile Cambodia, and the Syrian American Medial Society.