6th Annual National Vision Health Month celebrated in Parliament with emphasis on CNIB’s Guide Dog Program and International efforts.

OTTAWA, May 7th 2019–The Honourable Asha Seth,  Co-host Senator Norman Doyle and Senator Victor Oh celebrated the 6th National Vision Health Month in Collaborations with CNIB in the Parliament of Canada.
The event was attended by Minister Carla Qualtrough, The Honourable Bardish Chagger, The High Commissioner of India, Mr. Vikas Swarup, John Rafferty, President and CEO of CNIB, Deepak Obhrai member of Parliament and many more parliamentarians, non-profit organizations, educators and stakeholders.
  During the event, Minister Qualtrough announced Budget 2019’s proposed funding to support Canadians with sight loss.
” Supporting and delighted to join a remarkable charity that is changing what it means to be blind today and giving the blind access to the technologies they need to thrive. ” said The High Commissioner of India, Mr. Vikas Swarup “
For many, many years, CNIB has ensured that the work they do, not only helps Canadians with sight loss, but people around the world.
Today, CNIB continues its work internationally by helping blindness organizations in developing countries. ” said the Honourable Dr. Asha Seth. “
The keynote address was given by Dr. Victoria Nolan, Head of Stakeholder Relations and Community Engagement with CNIB’s Guide Dog Program.
This year’s reception focused on CNIB’s Guide Dog Program  is special, CNIB will raise, train and match dogs exclusively for people who are blind or partially sighted.
Now National Vision Health Month has grown to encompass numerous advocacy initiatives,  Marrakesh Treaty ratified in 2016  by ending the book famine faced by people with sight loss in Canada and around the world.