Operation Eyesight in News

November 23, 2022 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight Canada Board of Directors welcomes Dr. Fatimah Gilani and Jaspreet Grewal

Operation Eyesight is pleased to welcome Dr. Fatimah Gilani and Jaspreet Grewal to the Operation Eyesight Canada Board of Directors. 

November 16, 2022 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight named one of the Top 10 Impact Charities by Charity Intelligence Canada

Charity Intelligence Canada has named Operation Eyesight one of the Top 10 Impact Charities for the fifth consecutive year, and one of the Top 10 International Impact Charities for the third year in a row. 

August 30, 2022 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight granted Consultative Status with UN ECOSOC

Operation Eyesight is pleased to announce that we have been granted Consultative Status with the United Nations (UN) Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

July 27, 2022 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight Canada Board of Directors welcomes Rob Ohlson

Rob is President and Owner of Calgary custom home builder Maillot Homes. He first got involved with Operation Eyesight in 2005 as a way of celebrating his late father’s life and career in India.

July 15, 2022 | Operation Eyesight

Kenya and Tanzania team up to target blinding trachoma

Kenya and Tanzania are one step closer to eliminating blinding trachoma, as the two countries today launched a cross-border mass drug administration exercise. 

February 11, 2022 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight employee named Top 30 Under 30

We are proud to announce that Operation Eyesight employee Sharon Panackal has been named one of the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 Under 30 award recipients.

February 11, 2022 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight India named 2022 Grow Fund Recipient

Operation Eyesight India Trust is pleased to be selected as a recipient of EdelGive Foundation’s GROW Fund grant, in recognition of its critical and credible social impact work across India. Operation Eyesight is one of 100 high impact NGOs across India selected by the GROW Fund to receive INR 80 lakhs (CAN $250,000) in funding over two years. This unique grant enables NGOs that are both impactful and community-based to build capabilities, resilience and future readiness. 

December 1, 2021 | Operation Eyesight

Our 2021 Eye Health Heroes

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness has announced this year’s cohort of Eye Health Heroes. We’re incredibly proud to share that three of them work with Operation Eyesight. They work with passion, purpose and determination to improve peoples’ lives all over the world.

November 9, 2021 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight named one of the Top 10 Impact Charities by Charity Intelligence Canada

Charity Intelligence Canada has announced that Operation Eyesight has been selected as one of their Top 10 Impact Charities for the fourth consecutive year, and one of their Top 10 International Impact Charities for the second year in a row.

October 15, 2021 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight joins national effort to urge Canadians to leave a gift of charity in their wills while still supporting loved ones

Operation Eyesight has joined more than 500 charities, financial advisors and legal professionals from across Canada for the launch of Will Power™, a national public education effort designed to show Canadians the power they have to make a difference with their wills.

September 10, 2021 | Operation Eyesight

Launch of School Eye Health Program in Uasin Gishu County, Kenya

Nairobi, Kenya – Today, September 10, Operation Eyesight Universal and the Uasin Gishu County Government officially launched their School Eye Health Program in the county.

July 27, 2021 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight applauds the international community’s commitment to eye care for all by 2030

Operation Eyesight applauds the adoption of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Resolution: Vision for Everyone – Accelerating Action to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

June 24, 2021 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight Canada Board of Directors welcomes Dr. Diane A. Isabelle and Mr. Brian Foster

Isabelle has spent most of her career at the National Research Council (NRC), in particular with the Industrial Research Assistance Program, supporting Canadian firms with strategic technology and business advice to compete on the global scene.

February 27, 2021 | Operation Eyesight

More school eye screenings within sight thanks to funding from USAID’s Child Blindness Program

Operation Eyesight is excited to announce our funding partnership with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). With support from USAID’s Child Blindness Program, we will provide vision screening and treatment for 80,000 children in Kenya.

February 23, 2021 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight names new President and CEO: Kashinath Bhoosnurmath

The Operation Eyesight Canada Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has named Kashinath Bhoosnurmath as the new President and Chief Executive Officer of Operation Eyesight.

December 18, 2020 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight India Board of Directors welcomes R. Parasuram

Operation Eyesight is pleased to announce that Mr. R. Parasuram has joined Operation Eyesight’s India Board of Directors. With more than four decades of experience in the management of public policy and systems, Mr. Parasuram has expertise in governance, strategic partnership development and change management.

November 19, 2020 | Operation Eyesight

Operation Eyesight named one of the Top 10 Impact Charities by Charity Intelligence Canada

Charity Intelligence Canada (CI) has announced that Operation Eyesight has been selected as one of their Top 10 Impact Charities of 2020 for the third year in a row, and one of their Top 10 International Impact Charities.

November 11, 2020 | Operation Eyesight

Shaad Oosman is appointed chair of Operation Eyesight’s board of directors

Shaad Oosman, a member of the Operation Eyesight Canadian board of directors since 2017, will assume his new role effective October 29, 2020.
Oosman is currently based in Calgary as the chief financial officer and associate principal at S2 Architecture.

July 16, 2020 | ACGC

Catalysts of Change: Relieving Challenges and Pressures for Women as They Confront Pressing Community Health Concerns

Operation Eyesight has been working for the last 57 years with local government and partner hospitals to eliminate avoidable blindness. With COVID-19 spreading across the globe…

May 4, 2020 | CCIC

Keeping an eye on COVID-19: Operation Eyesight’s approach to leveraging its network in times of crisis

COVID-19 is a health crisis whose impacts will devastate economies and increase inequality around the world. In addition to concerns here at home, there is also a striking and urgent realization that health systems…

April 28, 2020 | IAPB

How to partner with the MoH – at the national, district, health facility and community level

Advocacy is an organized attempted change of policy, practice, and/or attitudes by presenting evidence and arguments for how and why change should happen.

April 23, 2020 | Globe Newswire

Calgary charity shifts priorities to provide humanitarian aid in developing countries during COVID-19 pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, Calgary-based international charity, Operation Eyesight, is applying the organization’s…