Operation Rainbow Canada

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.

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.

Operation Rainbow Canada also provides education and training to physicians and other health care professionals in the host countries to achieve long-term self-sufficiency. In addition to the surgical services, the group also serves as an educational program for Canadian plastic surgery residents, pediatric residents and anesthesiology residents.

MISSION STATEMENT
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.

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Dr. Rai - Awarded The Govenor General's Caring Canadian Award, January 24 2014.

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Volunteer PositionsOperation Rainbow Canada needs a diverse range of talents and skill to succeed in continuing our successful surgical missions. 

If you would like to get involved, whether it be on the ground, in our missions, publicizing upcoming ORC initiatives, or just supporting the cause, we could most certainly use your energy and expertise.

We need Plastic Surgeons, Anesthesiologists, Pre-Op nurses, Operating Room Nurse, and Recovery Room Nurses.  In addition, we also need participation from Residents and Nursing Students. 

Aside from medical professionals, we need people who have any of the following skills; accounting, administration, educational, legal, technical support, internet savvy, website development, social media, marketing, photography, videography, writing, editing, logistics, event planning, fundraising, operations and charity experience.

We also need people to help on the ground with events and marking initiates, no technical skill required just, a willingness to help.

See all new postings on our Volunteer Page.

15 Years of ORC History Video

What Did You Say? By Hugh Gillard
What Did You Say?

Memories on a Road Less Traveled is the life story of Mr. D. Hugh Gillard, a young boy born with a cleft lip and palate who grew to adulthood and achieved great success.

Generously Mr. Gillard has offered Operation Rainbow Canada proceeds of the sales.

 


CHANGE NOTICE:
General meetings are the 2nd Tuesday of every other month, 7:00 pm.

2014: January, March, May, July, September, November

Next Meeting Date Time Location
Tuesday, November 18 2014 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm BC Children’s Hospital

BC Children's Hospital
Meeting Room - *Radiology Library
4480 Oak Street, Vancouver BC V6H 3N1
* The library is in the Radiology department.
Main Entrance #35, left at the gift shop, down hallway, radiology is on the right.

Royal Columbian Hospital
Neil Russell Room, 3rd Floor, Columbia Tower
330, East Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC V3L 3W7

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Giving Pages

Please visit our Giving Pages created by our very supportive Medical Team, who are fundraising to cover cost of the mission they are volunteering in.

 
Operation Rainbow Canada
Suite 400 - 601 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2 - Phone: 1.888.956.3399 E-Mail: info@OperationRainbowCanada.com
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