Neglected no more - because I matter.


About effect:hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada)

Q. What is effect:hope’s mission statement?
“To cure and end leprosy together: overcoming disease, disability and stigma.” Our vision statement is “Leprosy eliminated; hope restored.” You can read our values on History and Values page.

Q. Is effect:hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada) a registered charity?
Yes, we are. Our charitable registration number is 11924 1990 RR0001.

We have been working in Canada since 1892, and internationally since 1876. In 2014, we adopted the name effect:hope.

effect:hope (The Leprosy Mission Canada) is a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. Visit the CCCC website for more information about the standards that we adhere to.

Q. Do I get a receipt for my donation?
Yes, we issue tax receipts for all tax-creditable donations from individuals. For single gifts, the normal procedure is to issue receipts as soon as possible after a donation is received.  For monthly gifts, we issue annual receipts at the beginning of February for all donations in the previous year.

For more information about donation receipts for income tax purposes and how to be an informed donor, please go to

Q. What denomination is effect:hope?
effect:hope is not tied to any one Christian denomination. We have people from all parts of the Christian family working at effect:hope. We are inspired by Jesus to serve people affected by leprosy around the world, no matter what their religion.

Q. Where does effect:hope work?
effect:hope supports work for people affected by leprosy in Africa, India and South-east Asia. The money you give is normally spent in the service of those with leprosy by our own colleagues who work in the front line of care. Go to the Projects page to learn more about our work around the world.

Q. Does effect:hope speak in churches and for groups?
Yes, we do. We have staff members who speak for churches and other groups. Please contact us if you would like a speaker for your church or group.

Q. What is effect:hope’s toll free number?