Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB)

Senator Seth sits as National Board Director of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind where she has hosted and fundraised for several initiatives in their honour and works to promote vision health in the senate. CNIB is a registered charity, passionately providing community-based support, knowledge and a national voice to ensure Canadians who are blind or partially sighted have the confidence, skills and opportunities to fully participate in life.

Dedicated specialists work with people of all ages in their own homes, communities or local CNIB offices – providing the personalized rehabilitation support they need to see beyond vision loss, build their independence and lead the lives they want.

In addition to their community-based services, they also work hand-in-hand with Canadians who are blind or partially sighted to advocate for a barrier-free society, and strive to eliminate avoidable sight loss with world-class research and by promoting the importance of vision health through public education.

In 2012, Dr. Seth chaired a fundraiser for CNIB at a national level in the capacity of a Director of the National Board.

In 2014, Senator Seth launched the first-ever National Vision Health Month with the unanimous support of her colleagues. A united Senate joined Senator Seth in her motion to recognize May as a month to educate Canadians about their vision health and help eliminate avoidable sight loss across the country.

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Minister John Baird, Senator Asha Seth, and member of CNIB at Parliament Hill reception hosted by the CNIB