AboutFace

Our Mission is to promote and enhance positive mental and emotional well being of individuals with facial differences and their families through peer and social support, resources, educational programs, and public awareness. Our Vision is to empower individuals with facial differences to find the confidence and courage to live life to the fullest. Our Organizational Values Include: Encourage Knowing you are not alone is the first step in embracing this journey. AboutFace offers support and encouragement through support groups, online and one-to-one peer networking opportunities, when people with facial differences and their families need it most. Empower Building on strength and characte...

AboutFace
1057 Steeles Ave. West
PO Box 702
North York, Ontario M2R 3X1
Canada
1-800-665-3223
http://www.aboutface.ca

Executive Director

Anna Pileggi

Management Team

Jessica Fitzpatrick, Colleen Wheatley, Colleen Wheatley, Emily Rivers

Board of Directors

Anna Pileggi, Sharon Fitzpatrick, Margaret Waddell, Robert Pielsticker, Nicholas Bader, Bob Elliott, John O'Keefe, Bobbi Jean White, Jessica Fitzpatrick, Emily Tye, Colleen Wheatley, Colleen Wheatley, Emily Rivers

Project Leaders

Anna Pileggi
Jessica Fitzpatrick

Mission

Our Mission is to promote and enhance positive mental and emotional well being of individuals with facial differences and their families through peer and social support, resources, educational programs, and public awareness. Our Vision is to empower individuals with facial differences to find the confidence and courage to live life to the fullest. Our Organizational Values Include: Encourage Knowing you are not alone is the first step in embracing this journey. AboutFace offers support and encouragement through support groups, online and one-to-one peer networking opportunities, when people with facial differences and their families need it most. Empower Building on strength and character helps develop our sense of purpose. By offering programs and services like youth camps, adult workshops and conferences, we help people with facial differences gain self-confidence, learn essential life skills, and experience personal enrichment Educate Education is critical to nurturing understanding and acceptance. We believe the most effective way to promote inclusion and change negative behaviour is through early education in the school community, on the internet and in the media.

Programs

-Camp Trailblazers, a camp for children ages 10-18 with facial differences -Leadership Expedition, a leadership & canoe trip for young adults ages 19-24 with facial differences -Adult Retreat, a weekend retreat for adults 25+ with facial differences -Jessie's Blessing - One of our educational programs for children ages 3-7 which is a children's storybook with a teachers guide to implement into the school system. -Facing Differences - Our other educational program for children ages 8-12 which is an interactive video & program guide to promote acceptance and diversity. -Telephone Workshops - We host workshops for parents with children with facial differences, for adults with facial differences both in English and French, and for adults who have acquired a facial difference -Facing it Together - A workbook DVD combo for new parents which helps prepare and support parents raising a baby with a facial difference.

Statistics on AboutFace

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2013: $500,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $629,000
  • Other funding sources: 20.5% individuals, 21.5% events, 21.5% corporations, 21.5 foundations, 15% third party events,
  • Religious Affiliation: None
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