Downloadable media kit
Blinded By A Bottle Rocket
Lesley Kim will speak this weekend at TEDxVancouver about the dangers of fireworks
Vancouver Sun, October 16, 2014
Leaving a Legacy that Matters
Featuring Seva legacy donor, Mike Frastacky
Globe and Mail, April 16, 2014
A Time for Miracles (pg.110)
Canadian Living, December 2013
Thanks to Seva and its Donors Every District in Nepal Now Has Access to Primary Eye Care. (pg.42)
Opt!k Magazine, November 2013
Seeing a Dream Come True
Seva Canada’s donors gave a blind Tibetan shepherd boy a brighter future. (pg.35)
Opt!k Magazine, February, 2013
Vision Report "Inspiration" pg.2
Mediaplanet for The Province, December 31, 2012
A Journey to Nepal with Seva Canada Revives Love for Photography
The Squamish Reporter, July 7, 2012
Seva Canada Focuses on Brand Awareness with New Campaign
Marketing Magazine, July 4, 2012
The Georgia Straight proudly sponsors Seva Canada's 30th Anniversary
Georgia Straight, April 24, 2012
Capturing the art of seeing
Georgia Straight, April 26 - May 3, 2012
Seva Canada Turns 30
Common Ground, April 2012
SHOPTALK: Seva Canada X Larry Louie photography
WE Vancouver, April 19 - 25, 2012
So they can see
Asian Pacific Post, April 5 - 11, 2012
IMAGINE you're four years old...your mother is blind and...you're the only one who can care for her.
Opt!k Magazine pg.48, April 2012
African Ride Fights Blindness
Mississauga News, February 6, 2012
Exposure Photography Festival on Larry Louie's photographs for Seva: Beatroute
Canadian high school teacher on epic 12,000 km bike ride from Cairo to Cape Town for Seva
Seva Canada press release
Larry Louie, award-winning photography, on documenting Seva's work
India Eye Care Center Finds Middle Way To Capitalism
NPR, by John Ydstie, Nov 29 2011
The Gift of Sight
Canadian Teacher, Nov/Dec 2011
Cyclist Joins African Ride
Mississauga.com, Nov 24 2011
Meaningful Gifts to Charities Like Seva Canada Are Preferred for the Holidays or Any Occasion
Marketwatch Nov 1, 2011
Visualiza to Provide 100 Cataract Surgeries in Guatemala on World Sight Day
PR.Com, Oct q4, 2011
Delta Optical throws support to African countries
InsideHalton.com Oct 7, 2011
Overcoming blindness in 'sight' for optical campaign
The Thornhill Liberal, Sept 29, 2011
TOMS' Blake Mycoskie announces next one-to-one product for charity
USA Today June 2011
Re-building eye care in Cambodia
Opt!k Magazine May 2011
A Gift of Restored Sight Prompts a Legacy Gift
Vancouver Sun April 2011
Mike Foort's greatest fear was to go blind...
Sherritt International Corporation Helps Seva Canada Restore Sight and Prevent Blindness in Madagascar
Marketwire Jan 2011
Sherritt International Corporation has donated $32,000 for Seva Canada's efforts to help restore sight and prevent blindness in Madagascar.
Gift of Sight
Common Ground Jan 2011
What woluld you miss if you were blind? For the 314 million people in the world...
Canadian optometrist has eye for stunning photographs
Vancouver Sun Dec 2010
... to promote Third World development, uses
his photography to support the global SEVA eyesight charity, which
battles blindness in developing nations. ...
Photographer of the Year Awards 2010
ePHOTOzine (press release) - 2 days ago
Canadian humanitarian documentary photographer and
optometrist Dr. Larry Louie ... work of the eyesight charity Seva
Canada – a very worthy overall winner. ...
Banyen Books' 40th
Common Ground.ca - 29 Nov 2010
With typical compassion, owner Kolin Lymworth is turning the
celebration into a fundraiser for Seva Canada's sight restoration and
blindness prevention ...
bookshop celebrates 40 years of spirituality
Courier - Cheryl
Rossi - 7 Dec 2010
To celebrate 40 years, Banyen is holding an anniversary
party and fundraiser for Seva Canada at The Ridge. Ram Dass will
participate via Skype while ...
Courier - 24 Nov 2010
Banyen Books' owner Kolin Lymworth is turning the
celebration into a fundraising benefit for Seva Canada's sight restoration and
blindness prevention ...
Gap Adventures announces permanent eye centre on World Sight Day
eTravelBlackboard, 14 Oct 2010
Gap Adventures celebrates 20th anniversary and announces initiative to build 20/20 Eye Centre in Cambodia...
Supporters fight for sight this October
North Shore News, Oct 2010
Seva Canada's World Sight Day Campaign...
One-of-a-kind gifts for Mom
Toronto Sun, 7 May 2010
This Mother's Day, give your mother a gift that she will not only appreciate, but will also transform the life of a third world woman or girl who is suffering from cataracts...
Profiles of Feminism: The Blind Leading: Gender and eye care in the Global South
Briarpatch, March/April 2010
...Thirty million women and girls are blind and many millions more have debilitating low vision...
May 2011: Seva Fights Blindness in AIDS Patients
February 2011: Seva is Helping to Win the World’s Fight Against Blindness
February 2011: Sherritt International Corporation Helps Restore Sight in Madagascar
December 2010: Seva's Gifts of Sight for the Holidays
December 2010: Canadian Optometrist Wins International Travel Photographer of the Year
December 2010: Kimberley Boys Gives the Gift of Sight for His Birthday
December 2010: Banyen Books 40th Anniversary Benefit for Seva
August 2010: World Sight Day Press Release
August 2009: Seva Launches Her Sight Is Worth It Video Contest
August 2009: Media Kit for World Sight Day and Her Sight Is Worth It Video Contest
November 2008: Seva's Gifts of Sight for the Holidays
November 2008: Edmontonians Gift Madagascar Girl the Gift of Sight
November 2008: Canadians Give Madagascar Girl the Gift of Sight
October 2008: Beleagured Tanzanian Albinos Get Some Help from Canada
October 2008: Inauguration of New KCCO Building, Moshi, Tanzania
October 2008: Dr. Paul Courtright and Dr. Susan Lewallen Win the 2008 International Blindness Prevention Award
This section of the website will be updated shortly.
"Blindness Solution in Sight" by Elaine O'Connor, The Province
"Contest has vision in sight" by Ivana Pelisek, Interrobang & The Argosy
"Seva Canada "Her Sight" video competition supports gender equity in eye health," Vision 2020
The Gift of Sight by Kerry Gold, Yahoo Canada
About Dr. Paul Courtright and KCCO's work in Africa.
Programs tackle high rate of blindness among women
Ocular Surgery News, US Edition, September 25, 2008
by Erin L. Boyle
They are mothers, daughters and grandmothers, and they share one health factor in common: Around the world, two out of every three people who are blind from preventable causes are women. Read more
CHAI TIME, CHANNEL M: JUNE 6, 2008
An interview with Seva's African partners, Dr. Paul Courtright and Ms. Margaret Kessy of the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology. NOTE: The introduction is in Hindi, but the interview is in English.
2008 News articles:
On December 16, 2007 Seva Canada was featured on Global TV. Here is the video:
Click here for a Global Ophthalmology Special Focus article on the work of Dr. Martin Spencer. Dr Spencer has been performing volunteer work in Nepal, India,Tibet and Africa for close to 20 years, both performing surgery and teaching different surgical techniques.
Click here for a Special Focus article on Dr. Paul Courtright and "Helping Africa Help Itself". Having Western-trained ophthalmologists fly in, do a couple dozen surgeries and then leave is not the best way to reduce cataract blindness in the developing world. What’s far more useful is to help ophthalmologic services in developing countries better manage the cataract removal resources they already have so they can perform a larger number of surgeries, in a sustainable way. This was a key message from Paul Courtright DrPH, an ophthalmic epidemiologist who lives in Tanzania and is helping improve cataract surgery systems throughout eastern Africa...
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