Operation Rainbow Canada is a private, all volunteer non-profit medical services organization which functions without paid staff and provides free reconstructive surgery and related health care for cleft lip and cleft palate deformities to needy children and young adults in developing countries.We also provide education and training to physicians and other health care professionals in host countries to achieve long-term self-sufficiency while providing an educational program for Canadian plastic surgery, pediatric and anesthesiology residents
About OPERATION RAINBOW CANADA
As an all-volunteer Canadian registered non-profit organization, Operation Rainbow Canada has completed over 12 medical mission to various developing countries, such as India, Mexico, the Philippines, Lebanon, Cambodia and helped over thousand children suffering from cleft lip and or palate deformities.The medical teams perform reconstructive surgery for children and young adults whose families could not otherwise afford them. The patients are drawn from the indigenous population of the host country, and often families travel days from their homes in order to have their children treated.
In addition to cleft lip and palate surgery, the teams also perform reconstructive surgery for burn and post contractures. Without corrective surgery, children born with cleft lip and cleft palate deformities are shunned, ostracized, denied schooling and eventually succumb to a solitary life lived in the protection of their homes.