Seva Canada is honoured to be featured on The Life You Can Save’s list of Best Charities for Highly Effective Giving.  The Life You Can Save is an organization whose mission is to change the culture of giving in affluent countries while dramatically raising annual donations to highly impactful non-profits that reduce suffering and premature death for people living in extreme poverty. The organization is founded by Peter Singer and advances the ideas in his 2009 book, The Life You Can Save: Acting Now to End World Poverty.

Nepali husband with eye patch and his wife wearing glasses

A Nepali husband and wife together after sight-restoring surgery. © Ellen Crystal

The Life You Can Save’s list is comprised of 20 non-profit organizations addressing global poverty by performing innovative and cost-effective work to bring medical services, vital nutrients and economic opportunities to people living in extreme poverty. The list is put together by a Panel of Experts, including authorities in economics, ethics, non-profit management and business. The Panel aggregates the best research from outside sources and adds additional scrutiny to consolidate their list. 

Tanzanian schoolgirl and outreach outreach worker with Echart at a school screening

A school screening conducted this past year in Tanzania © Joe Raffanti

Seva Canada and our sister charity Seva Foundation are both recommended charities of The Life You Can Save.  Seva Canada is also proud to have a 4-Star Rating from Charity Intelligence and was listed as one of the most accountable, transparent charities in Canada by The Financial Post in 2017. 

To read more on what The Life You Can Save has to say about Seva, visit their website here:

Sight Stories and News

  • A Mother's Fear Turns to Hope

    When 8-year-old twins Ganga and Yumana began to lose their vision due to cataracts, they seemed destined to go blind like their mother.Thankfully, Seva's outreach team got them the care they needed.

    Sight stories | May 10th, 2018
  • iATS Payments Names North America’s Most Innovative Nonprofits

    iATS Payments Names North America’s Most Innovative Nonprofits For its innovation and excellence in the areas of fundraising, donor management and use of technology, Seva Canada, a Vancouver, British Columbia-based organization dedicated to restoring sight and preventing blindness in developing countries, has been crowned the overall 2018 iATS Innovator Award winner.

    Blog | May 7th, 2018
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    Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of vision loss worldwide. Here are 10 things you can do to help reduce your risk of vision loss from glaucoma.

    Blog | March 12th, 2018