Transform lives in India and Canada through healthcare and education.
Real impact, real people
Canada India Education Society has been on a mission to change lives through healthcare and education since 1991. Learn more about what we’ve accomplished among Indians in the Punjab, thanks to your support, our Founder, Barj Dhahan and his friends and colleagues.
Our hallmark endeavours
Beginning as a small, 40-bed hospital in rural Punjab, this charitable hospital now has the capacity to hold 200 beds, and serves several thousand patients yearly. It offers both in-patient and out-patient services, as well as community outreach programs.
CIES’s efforts to advance the status of women in India is done largely through a nurse-training school in rural Punjab. It serves to create financially independent graduates, while bringing health care advancement to rural Indian populations.
This elementary and secondary school provides access to education for rural populations in Punjab. Its school busses transport children to the school from roughly 140 villages. CIES’s support makes its fees affordable, or free, for families.
Stories of impact
It was back in September 2015 when Barj Dhahan, a Canadian businessman and equity advocate, devoted himself to Indigenous truth and reconciliation. . .
Meet Anita Rodrigues, the Indigenous biochemistry major whose life was changed thanks to a self-identifying scholarship
Anita is also one of the first members of her family to attend university. It was an opportunity greatly helped by the Honouring the Truth, Centennial Scholars Major Entrance Award for Aboriginal Students at UBC (and a few other smaller ones).