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About us


Founded in 1961, Leprosy Relief is a leading international humanitarian organization fighting leprosy. Leprosy Relief is a member of ILEP, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Associations. Governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, Leprosy Relief is supported by donations, bequests, and interests from an endowment fund.

Two Missions

The mission of Leprosy Relief Canada is twofold: to fight diseases of poverty (leprosy and tuberculosis) and raise the Canadian people's awareness of the issue.

Two Diseases

Established to fight leprosy, Leprosy Relief Canada extended its scope of action to include the fight against tuberculosis. This, of course, does not mean it has forgotten about leprosy, the main goal.

One Strategy

Leprosy Relief Canada works to restore health, hope and dignity to people affected by leprosy or tuberculosis. Over the years, the work has gone from assisting small initiatives to supporting larger programs in partnership with other members of ILEP, the International Federation of Anti-Leprosy Organizations.

A bit of History

It all started in 1961 when a generous man learned from his niece, a nurse in India, the terrible fate of people affected by leprosy. Moved by this harsh reality, he decided to write to his relatives sharing information and asking them to support his fight. 59 years later, the Action Report for Donors  is still sent every two months, and many donors continue to share with the poor.


 You can view our Financial Statements for the past two years.

Financial Statements 2018   

Financial Statement 2019



305-1805 Sauve Street West
Montreal, QC H4N 3H4
Phone: (514) 744-3199 
Toll free: 1-866-744-3199
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