- In honour of International Women's Day, Seva Canada is launching "Equal Right to Sight", a multi-media campaign advocating for gender equity in the treatment of blindness.
Seva Canada Board Member and volunteer heralded for over 30 years of service to restore sight and prevent blindness for people in need in developing countries.
September 2015: Seva Canada Receives International Vision Award for Restoring Sight to Millions in Developing World
With more than 39 million people suffering from blindness worldwide and 80 per cent preventable or treatable, Vancouver-based international development organization Seva Canada is recognized for making a major difference around the globe. Seva has restored sight to 4 million people over the past 32 years and is now being internationally recognized for those efforts with the Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award.
For the first time ever, Motown Meltdown will take to the legendary Commodore Ballroom stage in support of Seva's eye care work - giving the power of sight to those in need through the gift of song.
September 2014: Seva Canada celebrates World Sight Day by Dining in the Dark with live music by Jim Byrnes
Seva Canada’s second annual Dine in the Dark World Sight Day sold out celebration will feature live music by the legendary, Juno award-winning, Jim Byrnes. Guests will experience dinner, musical entertainment and conversation all without their sense of sight. Every ticket purchased for the event will provide a cataract surgery for someone who is needlessly blind in some of the poorest parts of the world.
June 2012: GROWN’S new sustainable wooden eyewear helps the environment and with partner Seva Canada, also helps the blind
GROWN ® Eyewear, is a new, innovative eyewear company with a social conscience. GROWN is launching their sustainable wood and bamboo eyewear collection that also ‘does good’ this June in Canada. For every pair of glasses sold GROWN will fund eye testing for 12 children or for every 4 pairs sold GROWN will fund one sight-restoring cataract surgery in the developing world through their GROWN Vision™ project and their giving partner Seva Canada.
This October, Delta Optical will be donating $30 from every pair of eye glasses sold towards pediatric eye care in Tanzania, Malawi and Madagascar where cataracts are one of the leading causes of blindness in children.
On Saturday September 17, a scenic 62-kilometre bike ride through the Cowichan Valley will help restore sight for children in eastern Africa. Bike for Sight will raise funds for Seva Canada to provide life-changing cataract surgeries for children in Tanzania, Burundi, Malawi and Madagascar where the incidence of pediatric cataracts is 10x what it is in Canada. A short operation prevents an average of 50 years of blindness and allows a child to go to school and reach their full potential.
Seva Canada, a Vancouver-based eye care charity, is funding a special program to train health professionals in the developing world to detect and prevent blindness in AIDS patients.
For the first time in history, the number of people suffering from blindness is decreasing according to new figures released by the World Health Organization (WHO).