T'is the Season!

If you haven't made a gift to AboutFace this holiday season, now is your chance! We need your help to send 125 kids with facial differences to Camp Trailblazers in 2015! Year after year, we are told how impactful Camp Trailblazers is on the campers and what a difference it makes in their lives.


CLICK HERE to read how Camp Trailblazers has made an impact on Taryn and others like her.


Give a gift that makes a difference. 


Let's Celebrate It!
by Kate Atkinson


I have Treacher Collins Syndrome, I have a cleft palate, and I have Microtia (which basically means my ears didn't fully develop). I used to hate my ears, I used to be so upset because I wanted to get them pierced like all the other girls. I used to long for ears that I could actually listen to music normally with. I constantly feel like covering my face with my hair, and until now, I've never had a photo of myself with my ears totally exposed, let alone my hair just being in a ponytail. 

The Making of a Smile: A Tribute to Dr. Dask
by William Archer


Would you believe it if it was said that there are heroes among us, reaching insurmountable feats? Now, they work hard and their superpowers while honed through training and education, are indeed supported by talents they are born with. To put this simply, these heroes I speak of thrive on the compassion, and while not as fashion-forward as some of those marvelous superheroes we might recall from comic books in our childhoods, they have a signature look in pure white lab coats. While I could spend paragraphs detailing the selflessness of life saving, coffee binging, sleep deprived, guardian angels on earth, there is a particular field in doctoring that I find is overlooked: Orthodontics.   

Updates From The Office


It has been a busy couple of months behind the scenes at AboutFace! We have had some important staffing and board changes that we would like to share with you! Please read on for more info.



Programs and Services
Parent Workshop Call

December 18, 2014 / 6:30 pm EST

This workshop conference call series is designed specifically for adults with facial differences. The calls with take place the second Tuesday of the month. The purpose of these calls is to: 

  • Provide an opportunity to connect with other adults who can relate to your experiences and feelings
  • Provide useful information, strategies and ideas
  • Provide a safe and trusting place to share and learn
  • Share life experiences
Events and Fundraisers

AboutFace has had some fun and successful fundraisers and events recently! We most recently had a Holiday Potluck this past Sunday, which was a great opportunity for some of our friends to meet up! 


Recent fundraisers include a Boston Pizza Fundraising Event as well as the Rotary Club of Toronto's 66th Annual Golf Tournament in August where AboutFace was the recipient charity. At the end of the day, $14,000 was raised in support of AboutFace and Camp Trailblazers.


Please read more for full details of these events!

Trillium Grant

AboutFace is delighted to report that it has officially completed an 18 month grant that was received by the Ontario Trillium Foundation to revamp the website and create a more interactive and accessible site. We would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their financial support and commitment to AboutFace.  

For more information on the Ontario Trillium Foundation, CLICK HERE.

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