What An Experience!
by Bahar Bahrani, Hannah St.Denis-Katz & Colleen Wheatley

Meet Hannah and Bahar. These two women became involved in AboutFace Camp Trailblazers over the winter of 2013. They were diligent in contacting AboutFace staff asking how they could bring a program like Camp Trailblazers to their patients and family in Saskatchewan. As medical students involved with the Cleft Lip and Palate program at Royal University Hospital in Saskatoon, they understood the importance of experiential programming and the benefit of camps in developing resiliency in young people. 

You Can Be A Leader Too!

Are you 19-24 years old? Well, we have the perfect opportunity for you! This year we will be hosting our 5th Leadership Program at the University of Guelph, in Guelph, ON.  In this setting, participants are responsible for planning and preparing meals, organizing and facilitating programming, and working together to complete tasks and challenges.  In 2014, each youth created a goal to complete during the retreat.  Some of the goals created were: being confident when speaking to a stranger; planning and cooking a meal; speaking up in group discussions; and leading an...   

Adventures in Fundraising
by Amanda Lizon


Fundraising often seems intimidating; however, it doesn't have to be. I have fundraised for AboutFace on a few different occasions, and I'd like to share my story and provide some tips and ideas! While studying to become a Communicative Disorders Assistant during my first semester at Georgian College, we were deciding as a class which charity to raise money for. I took this as an opportunity to mention AboutFace to my fellow classmates. Even if my classmates decided not to choose AboutFace as their charity of choice, I knew that I would be raising awareness for AboutFace at the very least!

Three Provocative Questions For 2015
by Michael Bungay Stanier

There's a lot going on, isn't there?


I don't even know you ... but I'm betting you've got a schedule that's a little too full, a to-do list that stretches out towards eternity, and a residual tiredness that's makes the thought of a three-day sleep seem pretty tempting.


The project management world has a name for this: scope creep. What started out as neatly defined and contained - your life - got added to a little here, enlarged a little there, and then expanded some more and then more again.

Events and Fundraisers
1000 Dinners For 100,000 Dreams
May 1-10, 2015


Imagine a dinner table stretching from Victoria Island to Newfoundland....full of different types of foods, flavours and faces!  Everyone is called to the table! Everyone is called to share!

You can join our table during our 1,000 Dinners For 100,000 Dreams event! From May 1 to 10th, 2015, AboutFace is hosting dinner in homes across Canada. Gather your family, friends, neighbours, colleagues, even strangers to your table and together raise awareness about the joy of belonging, the joy of sharing, and the joy of laughter. Together we can raise funds to support Camp Trailblazers to ensure that every child can belong. 

Programs and Services

Adult Retreat

June 5-7, 2015 / Pow Wow Point Lodge, Huntsville, ON


The name Pow Wow Point Lodge says it all, our Adult Retreat is all about getting together with like-minded individuals, sharing what it's like to live with a facial difference and of course have a good time in the process. We find it really is a time to let go and be free of any verbal or silent judgment from others. You'll spend the weekend relaxing lakeside with people who share similar challenges and experiences to yourself. And whether it's lively discussion, swimming, dancing, creating, dining on exceptional food or just exploring nature, what you do and when you do it is really up to you. 

Read about the Adult Retreat and the other great programs coming up, click below!

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