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 2022

6,398 Pairs of customized protective footwear provided to restore mobility.

445,608 People screened for NTDs to find cases early to prevent disabilities.

2,753 People diagnosed with NTDs during screening programs, so they can get treatments more quickly.

683 Awareness programs to
reduce stigma and discrimination among people affected by NTDs.

43,819 School children who gained awareness about leprosy so they can speak up when they need help.

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.

“My friends would poke me and say ‘why is your hand like this’? Once I was trying to write and my pen slipped. Teachers told me I should go for treatment, as it may be leprosy. I was worried and afraid…I’ve been here 5 months. At the start I was worrying about my hand and foot. But right now I’m fine. 

Shiva, Age 13

Referred to and treated at The Leprosy Mission, Naini

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. 

Kim Evans

Anjay Nirula

Director of Marketing

ANirula@effecthope.org

 

Deb Hopper

Director of Development

DHopper@effecthope.org

 

Maneesh Phillip

Director of International Programs

MPhillip@effecthope.org

 

Ramny Guatelara

Director of Finance and Administration

RGuatelara@effecthope.org

 

Harin Watson

Director of People and Culture 

HWatson@effecthope.org

 

Our Board of Directors

Dr. Alison Krentel

Ottawa, Ontario

Board Chair

Randy Henderson

Moffat, Ontario

Vice Chair

Joe Tabet

Montreal, QC

Secretary Treasurer

John Humphreys

Toronto, ON

Board Member

Gary Sharpe

Keswick Bridge, NB

Board Member

Dr. Ronald Davidson

Russell, Ontario

Board Member

Ron Pike

Abbotsford, BC

Board Member

Peter Hogg

Toronto, Ontario

Board Member

Tammy Wu

Stouffville, Ontario

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 2022 Annual Report and reports from the last few years.