• Reaching the Unreached Through Women Microfinance Groups in Africa

    Couldn't make it to our Annual General Meeting on November 6th? Luckily, because of potential internet connection issues, we have a pre-recorded version of Peter Kileo's presentation on how we reach people in remote, rural areas with eye care by working with existing women microfinance groups in Africa, that you can watch now! Peter Kileo, is the Program Coordinator and Assistant Director at the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology, based in Moshi, Tanzania.

    Blog | November 19th, 2020
  • It's All Done With People

    Couldn't make it to the 2020 Annual General Meeting? Not to worry, read Executive Director Penny Lyon's speech on Seva Canada's approach to People-Centered Eye Care.

    Blog | November 9th, 2020
  • Seva Canada is Rated as a Top 100 Charity by Charity Intelligence!

    "Out of all of Canada’s largest charities, these Top 100 highest-rated charities are the elite." We are honoured to once again be recognized by Charity Intelligence as a top 100 charity - an organization donors can trust to use their funds effectively and efficiently to to have the most impact.

    Blog | November 2nd, 2020
  • Overcoming Barriers to Eye Care in Cambodia

    The Eye Health Awareness Sessions has proven remarkably successful in all four provinces supported by Seva Cambodia, more than doubling the number of people, (60% women), visiting screening camps and going on to have cataract surgery!

    Blog | October 2nd, 2020
  • Providing Eye Care in the COVID-19 World

    With the hospitals only providing emergency services and most employees continuing to receive salaries, several opportunities arose for individual and collective program evaluation and learning.

    Blog | September 14th, 2020
  • Synergy Collaborative Health: Care. Comfort. Cure

    Dr. Dave Sinha, founder of Synergy Collaborative Health in Cochrane Alberta, has made an incredibly generous commitment to sponsor a sight-restoring surgery every day and each time a patient accesses a third party aesthetic service at Synergy or an affiliated satellite site. We had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Sinha to learn why medicine and giving back through Seva Canada was so important to him.

    Blog | September 3rd, 2020
  • A Gift that will Transform Kid's Lives in Nepal and Africa for Years to Come!

    Seva Canada received a transformative gift from Mae Runions Pratt-Johnson to honour her late husband, Dr. John Pratt-Johnson. John was a renowned Canadian pediatric ophthalmologist and Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia. As a former Seva Canada board member, John raised funds and trained legions of eye care professionals within Canada and internationally. We spoke with Mae to discuss John and his international pediatric ophthalmology work.

    Blog | September 3rd, 2020
  • Dandy Contacts Gives Back to Help Kids See!

    Dandy Contacts, Seva Canada's new corporate supporter, was founded by Kathleen Wong in Edmonton in 2019. After her son was born, Kathleen's priorities changed and she resigned from her corporate role to take on a new challenge and start her own company. We recently spoke with Kathleen and learnt a little more about her, Dandy Contacts, and why she decided to support Seva Canada.

    Blog | September 3rd, 2020
  • A Shy Smile of Happiness

    As a toddler and young child, Sandra's vision began to deteriorate but because she was so young she didn't understand that she was different than other children. When she was 6 years old, her elementary school teacher noticed that she couldn't see the board clearly and notified her parents.

    Sight stories | September 3rd, 2020