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!
  • Latest News

    Eye Care Training in Nepal - Creating Sustainable Programs

    "I, (Dr. Marty Spencer, Seva Canada Board Member), just returned from a trip to Nepal for Seva Canada. I have been making these trips to many of the countries that Seva operates in since the 80’s. Like snowflakes, they’re never alike, even though I have been to Nepal about 15 times. I go to teach, but almost always learn even more." Read our blog to learn about Dr. Spencer's trip and how you are helping to create sustainable eye care programs by training locals to care for their own communities.

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