We are proud to report the impact of our donors’ dollars to BC’s respiratory frontline.
2019 - 2020
Robert Underhill, Board Chair (2019-2020) and Kandys Merola, CEO
From the Board Chair and CEO
We have all been through a lot over the last year.
While the pandemic has brought immense challenges, it has also provided moments that have lifted our spirits, including when our community has come together to support each other.
Here you will find stories and photos from BC hospitals and frontline caregivers, whose compassion and dedication has remained constant in this time of crisis. You will also hear from a brave COVID-19 patient, who survived the deadly virus with the support of a TB Vets-donated ventilator. In addition there is an encouraging story about premature twins who had the best chance possible for survival because your generous donations helped purchase a specialized ventilator for infants.
Also, please see our reports on Tuberculosis and Respiratory Researchers who are passionate about their work; advanced education for the next generation of skilled respiratory students; and dedicated first responders who received life-saving equipment because of your donations.
Once again, I thank you for your dedication and support of TB Vets. You are helping us ensure that TB Vets remains ready to take on life’s challenges – now and in the future.
In 2019-20, TB Vets Charitable Foundation’s cost per dollar was 17.5 cents (excluding community awareness and public engagement), which is lower than the industry average of 25 cents.
Thanks to our donors, our 2019-20 consolidated revenue, including investments, totalled $1,988,730. Together with our donors and supporters, we have made a direct and significant impact on respiratory care in our province.
The following financial highlights are based on TB Vets’ audited financial statements for our fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. The Foundation’s statements are audited by Rolfe Benson LLP Chartered Professional Accounts.
Medical staff at Delta Hospital’s Emergency Department are thankful to TB Vets donors for their newly acquired respiratory equipment. The advanced device helps view a …
Established in 1972, Coquitlam Search and Rescue team of 53 volunteers serves nearly 540,000 people, going out on search and rescue missions in the Tri-Cities …
TB Vets, with the help of generous donors, funded a transport ventilator for Squamish General Hospital (SGH), making it safer for Sea to Sky Corridor …
TB Recreation Therapy
TB Unit Update
“It’s been a busy year in the TB Unit at VGH, as we have been at full capacity with 12 patients. Fortunately, there is [Samantha], a full-time recreation therapy student who is completing her internship in the TB Unit. The extra help proved especially important during the pandemic. […]”
Total amount funded by TB Vets since 1987 towards Respiratory Education at Thompson Rivers University (TRU)
Board of Directors, 2019-2020
Barb Walter Venne
Secretary / Treasurer