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TB Vets is: INNOVATIVE / STRATEGIC / SUSTAINABLE / CONNECTED WITH COMMUNITY

We believe in our founding veterans’ original mission, vision and objectives:

To help British Columbians with respiratory diseases lead healthy and productive lives; and to be recognized as a leader in the community in the fight against respiratory diseases.

We provide:

  • Grants to hospitals and health care facilities for the purchase of respiratory equipment.
  • Funding to create further research into a cure and treatment of STET.
  • Education, communications and information concerning control, prevention and treatment of respiratory diseases.
  • Ongoing, meaningful employment for people with disabilities.

TB Vets relies solely on your generous donations. We continuously strive to stay current and relevant to all generations. Because respiratory illness does not discriminate.

Organizational Structure

Board of Directors:

Jim Irvine (Chair); Victor Drohomirecki (Secretary/Treasurer); Edward Arteaga; Emira Winata; Terry Burke; Mike Jacobs; Robert Allen; Peter Martin.

Executive Director: Kandys Merola

Committees:

– Governance

– Executive

– Grants and Awards

– Finance

– Marketing/Fundraising


Financial Details

Financial Statement — September 30, 2012 (The year end changed to September 30 to better match the seasonality of our operation)

Total Revenue $1,511,584
Management and Administration $424,268
Fundraising Expenses $205,654
Total Expense $629,922
Total Grants Awarded $207,500

To obtain complete audited financial statements email us at info@tbvets.org.

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History

67 YEARS OF HELPING BRITISH COLUMBIANS WITH RESPIRATORY DISEASES LEAD HEALTHY LIVES

Founded in 1946, TB Vets Charitable Foundation is a Canadian (CRA) registered charity.

The organization was not originally built on donations, but on a fair exchange of fees for service (a KeyTag). The purpose of the KeyTag Program was to create employment for our brave, disabled veterans so they could support themselves and their families with dignity. And TB Vets has been employing people with disabilities ever since.

Based in BC, TB Vets has always ensured that all money raised stays in the province to serve British Columbians. Over the past two decades, TB Vets has granted over $11 million to help children and adults with respiratory ailments by funding research and education for Respiratory Therapists, as well as providing life-saving respiratory equipment to hospitals across the province.

This is our legacy of community-based service. TB Vets is proud to celebrate diversity and we invite you to be a part of our vital work in BC communities.

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FACTS: Tuberculosis

  • In Canada 1,600 – 2,000 new cases are reported each year.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) declared TB a ‘global emergency’.
  • BC, Ontario and Quebec account for 73% of reported cases in Canada.
  • TB can spread through the air like the common cold.
  • Every second, someone in the world is newly infected with TB.
  • One-third of the world’s population has TB.
  • In 2008, approximately 1.3 million people died from TB.

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Additional Information on Tuberculosis

Visit the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Web site for Tuberculosis Prevention and Control

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