According to Merriam Webster, a Honourary Patron is defined as a person chosen as a special guardian, protector, or supporter.  Seva Canada cannot imagine a more suitable patron than the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson. 

Madame Clarkson was Canada’s 26th Governor General from 1999-2005.  In addition to her role as a distinguished public servant, she is also a broadcaster, bestselling author, biographer, lecturer, Privy Councillor and Companion of the Order of Canada. Madame Clarkson co-founded the Institute for Canadian Citizenship, is the Colonel-in-Chief of the Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry, and acts as the Chair of the Executive Committee and a member of the Board of Directors at the Global Centre for Pluralism.

Seva Canada is both privileged and grateful for Madame Clarkson’s support of our organization and our goal to provide the power of sight to all.

Adrienne Clarkson Seva Canada

The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, PC, CC, CMM, COM, CD

Sight Stories and News

  • A Mother's Fear Turns to Hope

    When 8-year-old twins Ganga and Yumana began to lose their vision due to cataracts, they seemed destined to go blind like their mother.Thankfully, Seva's outreach team got them the care they needed.

    Sight stories | November 15th, 2017
  • Thank You for Sweating for Sight!

    This October, the Canadian fitness community came together to get sweaty and restore sight for World Sight Day. 25 studios held specialty classes or offered classes by donation, in support of Seva Canada’s eye care programs. See what they did!

    Blog | November 6th, 2017
  • A Long Walk for Sight

    Nesum, a fiercely independent widow, walked for 4 days through the mountainous terrain of northeastern Nepal hoping to have her sight restored at a Seva-sponsored eye camp.

    Sight stories | October 20th, 2017