Established in 1995, Assante has since become one of the largest Canadian professional services firms in wealth management. The company supports over 750 advisors who oversee $28 billion in assets for 300,000 clients and their families nationwide.

Assante’s parent company, CI Financial Corp (CI), is a diversified wealth management firm. Since its founding over 40 years ago, CI has grown into one of Canada’s largest independent investment fund companies.


The idea for GROWN and the GROWN VISION™ project was developed in the winter of 2010 by a passionate group of surfers and water dogs along the beaches of Byron Bay, Australia. The idea was simple: to design, produce and provide original, organic and sustainable wooden eyewear that looks great and 'does good.'


My visit to the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology

From January 10 to May 10, 2014, Cam Kilgour participated in the Tour d’Afrique, a bike ride from Kartoum to Capetown raising funds to go toward Seva’s sight restoration work in the Mara Region of Tanzania. While in Africa, he had a chance to visit with our partner, the Kilimanjaro Centre for Community Ophthalmology and see the sight program.

Blog | July 18th, 2015

Seva Foundation is our sister organization based in Berkeley, California. Founded in 1978, Seva Foundation is a U.S.-based charitable organization.

Seva Canada and Seva Foundation are separate and distinct organizations that raise funds in our respective countries to pursue our common mission of ending avoidable blindness. Together, we manage our three country offices in Tibet, Nepal and Cambodia, and collaboratively work with our network of international partners to deliver life-changing eye care in developing countries around the world.


XChange's End of Summer Party 2015

22 August 2015

Our 2nd Annual End of Summer Party!

A great night of charity, good music and great company! This lounge event brought together young professionals in Markham, Ontario together to celebrate the end of summer and support Seva Canada. All proceeds from the door prizes and raffles went to supporting Seva's mission of restoring sight and preventing blindness.



A big thank you to all of the sponsors and supporters for making this fantastic event possible

7:00pm to 2:00am Club YOLO, 7270 Woodbine Avenue, Markham
Visualiza is a leading eye hospital in Guatemala. Founded in 1997, Visualiza provides fee-for-service care for wealthier patients alongside free services for the poor. It has been refining its unique community-oriented low-cost and free service system since 2002. Although Visualiza employs only 2% of the nation’s ophthalmologists, the organization performs over 20% of all cataract surgeries in Guatemala, and is the only institution in Guatemala that provides eye care screening for children.
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