We are proud to report the impact of our donors’ dollars to BC’s respiratory frontline.
2020 - 2021
Kandys Merola, CEO
From the Board Chair and CEO
This year had a profound impact on all of us, our families, and our communities. It has been an unusual and challenging year across all areas of respiratory medicine, research, and education.
At TB Vets you are an important part of our community, and we are honoured to share highlights from the past year and celebrate some of our accomplishments.
In this Annual Report, we continue to share stories of those who are grateful for the medical care they received with TB Vets donors’ help. This includes a heartfelt account from a brave patient who survived the deadly COVID-19 virus. We also hear from an appreciative asthma patient whose condition was greatly improved with a TB Vets grant for a revolutionary treatment, Bronchial Thermoplasty.
Also please see the report from Courtney Steen, a passionate Recreation Therapist on the TB Unit at Vancouver General Hospital.
Once again, I thank you for your dedication and support of TB Vets. We are deeply grateful for donors like you, and for your vision and leadership. You are helping us ensure that TB Vets remains ready to take on life’s respiratory challenges – today and in the future.
With warmest regards and sincere gratitude,
In 2020-21, TB Vets Charitable Foundation’s cost per dollar was 16.2 cents (excluding community awareness and public engagement), which is lower than the industry average of 26 cents.
Thanks to our donors, our 2020-21 consolidated revenue, including investments, totalled $2,588,218. 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, 2021. The Foundation’s statements are audited by Rolfe Benson LLP Chartered Professional Accounts.
by Courtney Steen, Recreation Therapist, TB Ward, Vancouver General Hospital Support from TB Vets continues to be so important to recreation therapy interventions by allowing …
The new HAMILTON-T1 transport ventilator funded by TB Vets donors has made it possible for Royal Inland Hospital (RIH) in Kamloops to provide better care …
Congratulations to Barbara Stefanson of Nanaimo, BC for winning $47,635 in the TB Vets 50/50 Raffle: Gift of Breath – Beyond COVID-19! The winning ticket …
Board of Directors, 2019-2020
Dr. Eric Yoshida MD, MHSc, FACP, FACG, FCAHS, FAASLD
Secretary / Treasurer