• Seva Canada's 40 Years of 1sts

    In this, our 40th anniversary year, we want to celebrate you - our donors, volunteers and cheerleaders, our program partners and international staff, and every person who has donated, bought a t-shirt, calendar or cards, come to a concert, lent a hand, or worked with our partners in-country.

    Blog | March 23rd, 2022
  • Restoring Sight is a Beautiful Thing To Do

    "The idea of blindness and lack of sight and how it impacts one's life, wasn't something I truly understood until I developed early onset cataracts. I was a busy mother of teenagers at the time and all of a sudden, my vision became cloudy. One day I walked outside and I couldn't see the steps, I realized something was wrong," recalls Nancy.

    Blog | March 23rd, 2022
  • CFLI is Helping Women and Girls Rise and Thrive in Cambodia

    Banteay Meanchey Province, Cambodia, is home to an estimated 678,033 people; 51% of whom are women and girls. Small scale farming and fishing are the main activities of this rural province, and 43% of the population live below the poverty line. There are almost 12,000 people in Banteay Meanchey with treatable blindness who could see tomorrow if they had access to care. Thousands more simply need a pair of glasses to see the world clearly. Learn how CFLI is giving the power of sight to people in need in the province.

    Blog | March 10th, 2022
  • Seeing Her Son

    Anita's sight began to fail until one day she was no longer able to farm or care for her son. Eventually, Anita could no longer walk unassisted, work, or live independently. Anita visited the Bharatpur Eye Hospital and was diagnosed with developmental cataract in both eyes. When Anita learned the cost of the surgery, she cried at the admission desk because she could not afford to pay.

    Blog | March 4th, 2022
  • Peek-A-Boo! I See You!

    When Lilia in Burundi was 6 months old, her parents knew something was very wrong with her vision. She couldn't follow her parents' movements with her eyes, cried constantly and didn't want to eat. Lilia's parents were devastated.

    Blog | October 18th, 2021
  • Supporting Women Leaders in Eye Care Research

    Less than 30% of the world’s researchers are women and, in low-income countries, the percentage is far less. Seva Canada has actively engaged, recruited and mentored women in research because a gendered approach to research increases the range of interventions and breakthroughs that come from looking at problems from different perspectives.

    Blog | September 20th, 2021
  • Development with Dignity

    "Dignity is a word that overturns traditional assumptions about north and south, developed and developing. While charity is bestowed by the haves to the have-nots, dignity does not work like that at all. If I fail to treat someone with dignity, it is me, not them, who is undignified." -Jonathan Glennie

    Blog | September 10th, 2021
  • Rupinder Singh Parhar: Helping Power Brighter Futures With the Gift of Sight

    "As I am legally blind and live in a high-income country, I have been afforded luxuries that would not have necessarily been provided in other regions of the world...I believe that it is my duty to do what I can to give back. I strongly believe that we should not be limited by the birth lottery for social, geographical, and gender statuses, but rather be supported and raised by humanity to be the best versions of ourselves. I am very fortunate for the opportunities bestowed on me and I'm happy to support Seva to make a positive impact in the world!" - Rupinder Singh Parhar, Seva Canada donor

    Blog | August 30th, 2021
  • Clearly is Breaking Down Barriers to Clear Vision

    Clearly, Canada's leading online eyewear retailer, believes that everyone deserves the right to sight. As part of their mission to eradicate poor vision, Clearly is dedicated to making eyewear affordable, eye health accessible, and raising awareness about the importance of good vision. Clearly is proud to partner with Seva Canada to provide the power of sight to people in low- and middle-income countries.

    Blog | August 30th, 2021
  • What Feels Like the End is Often the Beginning

    "This child was saved by people; I can't thank them enough. My wife and I were so desperate and did not know what to do until we met the Community Eye Centre's staff, godsend indeed!"- Kemuel's father

    Blog | August 30th, 2021