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.