At Seva, we believe that everyone has the right to sight. Founded in 1982, our mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness in the developing world. Through our unique partnerships, Seva works to establish locally managed eye care programs that will continue to serve people and communities long after Seva’s involvement is complete.

With decades of experience working in some of the world’s poorest regions, we know that restoring a person’s sight and preventing blindness can relieve suffering, reduce poverty and transform lives. Pronounced “say-va”, Seva is a Sanskrit word for service.

Our History

For more than three decades, Seva has been fighting blindness and restoring sight around the world. It all began with the erradication of smallpox and a committment to alleviating human suffering.

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Our Team

While Seva's home base is located in Vancouver, British Columbia, the Seva team includes staff, honourable patrons, board members, photographers and field teams from around the world.

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Our Supporters

At Seva Canada, we know we can't fulfill our mission alone. From individuals to corporations and everyone in between, our supporters make it possible for us to do great things.

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A $50 donation is good for one cataract surgery With a $50 donation, you will provide a life changing cataract surgery to someone in need in the developing world. Give Today!
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    1/3 of the Class Can’t See the Board

    Imagine a classroom full of students but only two-thirds can see what the teacher is writing on the chalkboard. This was a reality for Dolkar until Seva donors funded a screening at her school.

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