Philanthropy

Philanthropic Service

  • Patron of Canada Council for the Blind (2015) See more…
  • Honorary Chair, Canada South-Asian Health Centre
  • Donated holiday lunch to over five hundred homeless people at the Shepherds of Good Hope Foundation for Homeless, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the needs of the homeless and impoverished in Ottawa, Canada (2014)
  • Donated funds and medical supplies for the 2014 Philippines typhoon disaster
  • National Fundraising Chair, CNIB (Canadian Institute of Blind) (2012)
  • Member of the National Board of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (2011-present)
  • Founding President and Past President of the NIMDAC Foundation that donates to charities within the medical and dental fields. The foundation’s first fundraiser in 2008 donated $100,000 to the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (CFPDP) See more…
  • Cabinet member of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights (2011)
  • His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet requested Dr. Seth’s assistance as a donor in building the Tibetan Canadian Centre, where Canadian and International members can gather See more…
  • Donor to Janak Khendrey Dance Company on research and cleansing of the River Ganges (2010).
  • Served on Canadian Helen Keller Centre Award Committee. The Hellen Keller Centre is the only residential training centre in Canada for people who are deaf-blind. (2010)
  • Fundraiser for stroke prevention with internationally renowned guest speaker, Dr. Tony Hakim (2010)
  • Chair, Fundraising for the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) Skill Academy for Grades l-2 (2010)
  • Appointed to the Advisory Board of Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) (2009-2011)
  • Chair, Fundraiser Gala for Heart and Stroke Foundation, a Canadian charity that aims to educate individuals about the prevention and management of heart disease and stroke. In 2010, The Honorable Dr. Seth raised over $100,000 for the Heart and Stroke Foundation to support research and raise awareness. (2009- 2010) See more…
  • President’s Award presented by Indo-Canada Chamber of Commerce (ICCC) (2009) See more…
  • In 2009, as a part of the fundraising project “Aim for Seva” the Honourable Dr. Asha Seth and her family pledged the funds for a shelter for 100 underprivileged children in Lucknow, U.P. This is an endeavour that they continue to support financially today. See more…
  • Raised $300,000 for the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons (2008) See more…
  • Appointed Member of the Board of Governor of Canada India Foundation (CIF)(2008)
  • In 2007, the Honourable Dr. Seth was appointed Co-Chairperson for the Fundraising Committee at St. Joseph’s Foundation. In 2008, she led a $8.5 million project for Neo-Natal intensive care and birthing facilities, and donated a birthing room personally, at St Joseph’s Health Centre Toronto (2007 -2008)
  • Raised nearly $700,000 for the Canadian Museum of Hindu Civilization Wall of Peace initiative. The initiative honours individuals around the world who have stood for human rights, equality, justice and non-violence (2006)
  • Donated to the Indo-Canadian Students’ Scholarship (1997-2007)
  • Patron Member of Panorama India, a non-profit organization that aims to unite all Indo-Canadian cultural associations and groups in the Greater Toronto Area. The Honourable Dr. Seth was honoured by the organization for her outstanding support and contributions (2006)
  • Appointed by the Ontario Premier at the time, Dalton McGuinty, as Chair of the Province of Ontario Medal of the Police Bravery Advisory Council. The Honourable Dr. Asha Seth is the first South Asian woman to take on this position and subsequently work closely with the Lieutenant Governor (2004 – 2012) See more…
  • Member of the Advisory Council for Firefighters Bravery Award of Ontario. The award recognizes individual acts of outstanding courage and bravery by members of Ontario’s firefighting services (2004 – Present)
  • Honoured and named a Patron of the Association of Women of India in Canada (AWIC) for dedication to the organization and achievements as a professional woman. AWIC is an organization that raises funds through arts and cultural events to support various educational and humanitarian causes in Canada and around the world (1976 – Present)
  • Raised nearly $400,000 for the Canadian Museum of Hindu Civilization (2003) See more…
  • Supporter of multiple hospitals including William Osler Foundation, Peel Memorial Hospital, Etobicoke Hospital, Brampton Civic Hospital, St Joseph Health Centre, Trillium Hospital, Hospital Sick Children, and Scarborough General Hospital
  • Appointed Chair of the Alumni Hosting Committee, King Georges Medical College (KGMC) (1997)