We are both delighted and honoured to be named one of the Absolute Top 99.5 Percentile Charities in Canada by Circle Acts. The Circle Acts Canada High Impact 400 charity list is managed by the Circle Acts Charity. The number 400 represents the top 99.5 percentile of all CRA registered charities in Canada, and the high-impact 400 represents the top 0.05% charities.

The list only includes charities that demonstrate impact­centric and transparency in their charitable operations based on a rating methodology which consists of qualitative and quantitative information.

99.5 Percentile Circle Acts Charity


Out of 85,000 charities registered with the Canadian Revenue Agency, we are one of only 270 organizations that made Circle Acts list as of June 2020!

Circle Acts' objective is to help donors filter out lower-impact charities and recommend those they believe bring impact. They do not compare causes to determine which ones are more important vs less important. They evaluate all charities in the same manner regardless of whether they are internationally-focused or local, scientific research-based or an art-focused charity. They just have one goal - which charities are bringing high-impact?

Thank you to our donors and supporters, partners and staff, for making this achievement possible! It really is all done with people!

Sight Stories and News

  • 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