AboutFace’s vision is the elimination of the stigma and discrimination encountered by individuals with a facial difference.
To fulfill our vision, we focus on our mission to cultivate equity and opportunity for individuals with a facial difference through supportive programming, advocacy, and education.
While each individual’s experience is unique, people with a facial difference are often confronted with systemic barriers rooted in negative stereotypes and misconceptions.
Our psychosocial programming, awareness campaigns, and education work provide direct support while building inclusive and safe spaces. We work collaboratively with other stakeholders: volunteers; donors; allies in the medical, dental, and social service communities; employers; educators; and others.
AboutFace was founded in 1985 as the only charity in Canada supporting individuals of every age, with any type of facial difference and their families.
Our work focuses on three core values
Through promoting and supporting the societal acceptance of facial differences, AboutFace advances inclusion, equity, and diversity initiatives that build safe and inclusive spaces for people with a facial difference.
Community is at the core of our work. Through community-building and networking, AboutFace helps individuals with a facial difference and their families build connections, establish support systems, and foster understanding.
AboutFace focuses on supporting the facial difference community in Canada by providing resources, programs and services, and awareness campaigns that empower.
How to Help
Every gift to AboutFace makes an enormous difference. As a registered charity, we depend on the generosity of our donors to provide vital programs and services. Donate today to support!