We Want to See People Overcome Neglected Tropical Diseases Like Leprosy.

Effect Hope is a Canadian Christian global health organization that partners with others to bring hope and restoration to people affected by neglected tropical diseases like leprosy. These diseases cause illness and disabilities, perpetuate poverty, invite discrimination, and eliminate hope.

For about 130 years, Effect Hope has worked together with affected communities and people to find innovative solutions to ensure that those living with neglected tropical diseases can thrive.

With partners and supporters, Effect Hope seeks to create a world where people overcome neglected tropical diseases like leprosy – A world full of hope.  

Our Impact In 2020

people screened for leprosy and other Neglected Tropical Diseases

People Educated About Neglected Tropical Diseases

People Provided Emergency Covid-19 Support

Surgeries & Treatments For Neglected Tropical Diseases

Our Mission

As followers of Jesus, we partner with others to bring hope and restoration to people affected by neglected tropical diseases like leprosy.

Our Vision

A world where people overcome neglected tropical diseases like leprosy — A world full of hope.

I am very glad that you and your partners have initiated these campaigns for free vitamin A and deworming, because they allow children to grow normally and to be immune to blindness and anemia. 

M. N'DRI Valence

Community Health Worker, Côte d’Ivoire

Leading Our Team

People who work at Effect Hope share the values and vision of our community. That includes our supporters, partners, and the people we serve. Our team is led by passionate and purpose-driven people. 

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Kim Evans

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Anjay Nirula

Director of Marketing

ANirula@effecthope.org

 

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Deb Hopper

Director of Development

DHopper@effecthope.org

 

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Maneesh Phillip

Director of International Programs

MPhillip@effecthope.org

 

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Ramny Guatelara

Director of Finance and Administration

RGuatelara@effecthope.org

 

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Harin Watson

Manager of Operations

HWatson@effecthope.org

 

Our Board of Directors

Mr. Peter Hogg

Toronto, Ontario

Board Chair

Dr. Alison Krentel

Ottawa, Ontario

Vice Chair

Mr. David Weind

Toronto, Ontario

Secretary Treasurer

Mr. Joe Tabet

Beaconsfield, QC

Board Member

Mr. John Humphreys

Washington State, USA

Board Member

Mr. Winston Miller

Stouffville, Ontario

Board Member

Mrs. Carol Morris

Scarborough, Ontario

Board Member

Mr. Ravi Chandran

Scarborough, Ontario

Board Member

Dr. Ronald Davidson

Russell, Ontario

Board Member

Mr. Ron Pike

Abbotsford, BC

Board Member

Our History

Effect Hope is one of Canada’s longest-serving charitable organizations. We began in 1892 as The Leprosy Mission Canada to serve those affected by leprosy in India. As we grew as an organization, we partnered with other organizations around the world to support people and communities affected by leprosy.  Ultimately, our work broadened to reach people affected by other neglected tropical diseases as well. In 2014, our name changed to Effect Hope to highlight the impact that we together, with our donors and partners, have in the lives of people and communities affected by neglected tropical diseases like leprosy. 

Annual Report

We are accountable to our donors, our partners, and those we serve. View our 2020 Annual Report and reports from the last few years.