At Seva, we believe that everyone has the right to sight. Founded in 1982, our mission is to restore sight and prevent blindness in developing countries. 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 eradication of smallpox and a commitment 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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    AAO Unsung Heroes: Martin Spencer, MD

    Ophthalmology has an abundance of unsung heroes who save sight, sometimes overcoming great challenges to deliver medical and surgical eye care. During 2020: Year of the Eye, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) is featuring stories about some of these heroes. We are beyond proud that Seva Canada Board Member and longtime supporter and eye care innovator, Dr. Martin Spencer is one of those heroes. We've always known Marty was a hero in scrubs!

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