LEPROSY RELIEF CANADA
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.
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.
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.
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. 56 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.