Operation Rainbow Canada

Operation Rainbow Canada (ORC) is a 100% volunteer non-profit medical services organization that functions without paid staff to provide free reconstructive surgery and related health care for cleft lip and cleft palate deformities to impoverished children and young adults in developing countries.

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 often shunned, ostracized, denied schooling and eventually succumb to a solitary life lived in the protection of their homes.

ORC also provides education and training to physicians and other health care professionals in the host countries to help them achieve long-term self-sufficiency. For our Canadian plastic surgery residents, pediatric residents and anesthesiology residents who accompany the missions, ORC provides an invaluable hands-on experience for their future practices.

8 thoughts on “Operation Rainbow Canada

  1. Dr hamayun shinwari January 11, 2016 at 3:25 am

    I am a plastic surgeon from FATA pakistan.This area is a borderline with Afghanistan. I have seen many cleft patients who live Un treated.This is very unfortunate for me because I can’t help them being a plastic surgeon not properly trained in cleft.I shall be very thankful if your organisation can help me in training in cleft lip and palate..thanks..looking forward for your kind response.

  2. Farshid Ebrahimi February 3, 2016 at 9:57 am

    God bless Your organization, I like to help you out but I don’t have any medical experience except by donating money or physical help, let me know, thanks

  3. Leticia March 10, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    God bless your organization! We need more love like this in the world! I would like to help as volunteer, but i dont have any medical experience! But i am open learn and help as much as you need! Let me know! Thanks!

  4. Chris April 20, 2016 at 5:44 pm

    Is there medical help/funding for those on disabilities, that had to have emergency cervical C- secs , that suffer from excessive skin and abdominal disfigurement , that won’t go away with diet and exercise? This condition is very detrimental to ones self esteem , mental health and wellness . I hope I can find some answers here.

  5. Ansumana D. Kromah May 29, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    I will be able to work with young people who always give there time to volunteer thereself to save the life of human beings. Myself I volunteer for Right to play Guinea for two years.

  6. Ansumana D. Kromah May 29, 2016 at 4:13 pm

    I would like to do some volunteer work with you people. I have been a volunteer worker for Right to play Guinea for two years.

  7. Kelly Lin July 10, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    I would like to do some volunteer work with you people. I live in Vancouver. Let me know if there is need. Thanks.

  8. Joydeepa July 17, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    I’m willing to help but don’t know how to…

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