The Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of Canada (EVFC) was registered as an Ontario Corporation in 2006 and the Canadian charitable status was obtained a year later under the leadership of Mr. Ravi Verma. It issues tax deductible charitable donation receipts. EVFC works in close liaison with and support from the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of U.S.A. and the Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of India (EVFI). EVFI is a lead organization among others, viz. Friends of Tribal Society; Bharat Lok Shiksha Parishad and Ekal Sansthan.
Our Mission is holistic development in the remote villages and tribal areas of India and developing neighboring countries through well-designed, effectual education supporting Literacy, Healthcare, Economic Development and Empowerment.
The purpose of the Ekal Vidyalaya Movement is all-round development in rural areas, primarily in the remote and tribal parts of India and the developing neighboring countries. The main focus is on education. It is the largest non-government organization engaged in the education of the poorest of the poor in the world. Along with education, primary health (Arogya) and economic development (Gramothan) are receiving considerable attention.
"To really make Ekal a peoples movement the message has to be taken to the Canadian society at large."