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Like all charitable organizations whose mission encompasses the entire Canadian territory, operating expenses are very high. This is only too true in the case of the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada, considering its members’ needs for accommodation, the territory that it covers, the required bilingualism and the vast mandate that the Association took upon itself. In this context, a great deal of effort must be put forward to carry out fundraising activities with our generous partners and the public at large in order to sustain TVAC’s initiatives.

  
TO MAKE A DONATION

Whatever the means that you choose to make a donation, your generosity will help the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada fulfil its commitment towards all Canadian victims of thalidomide.

Please let us know if you wish for your donation to be directly allocated to the “Accommodation Program” . This TVAC program is funded exclusively by the public and the private business community. It has been implemented to answer the individual needs, in a customized manner, of Canadian survivors of this tragedy in order to maximize their independence. Your support can make all the difference!


Cash donations
Make cheque payable to:
The Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada (TVAC)
7744, Sherbrooke Street East, suite 102
Montreal (Quebec)
H1L 1A1
Canada


Online donations

Online donations (secured access by canadon.org)


Planned donations

You can also make a donation to the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada via a bequest made in your will. To do so, you will need to take the necessary measures with your notary, your lawyer or your financial advisor so that he/she may include a paragraph in your will stating the amount of your legacy to TVAC.

Samples of phrasing that may be used to make a donation when writing your will:

  • “I give to the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada’s association the sum of (amount)…”
  • “I give to the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada’s association (description of the bequested property)…”

Tributes – in memory or in honour of…

You would like to dedicate your donation? You can make a donation in memory or in honour of a person of your choice. Simply mention the person’s name when you send in your donation.

To inform the family and friends of this person, you may choose from one of the following options:

  • TVAC can send them a card by mail. (We will need the address of the person to be contacted)
  • You can inform this person yourself.

Gifts of life-insurance

For more information, contact your life-insurance company.


Receipts for income tax purposes

A receipt for income tax purposes is systematically issued for all donations of $20 or more. For donations of less than $20, please advise us and we will be pleased to issue you a receipt.

The Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada is incorporated under part II of the Canadian Corporations Act. TVAC has been recognized as a charitable organization since May 1st, 1992 (charitable number: 141051714RR0001).

For donations of $50 and more, we will send you a series of 6 greeting cards illustrating the works of our artists, members of the Association. On the back of each card are the artist’s biography, the title of the work as well as the technique used and its actual format. The inside of the cards is blank.


Marie Harnois

Biography : Ms. Marie Harnois was born in the province of Quebec in 1964 and is a member of the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada (TVAC). She obtained a college diploma in Fine arts in 2004 and is pursuing her artistic journey endeavours at the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. Painter sculptor, she occasionally draws her inspiration from her clay sculptures to later transpose them into her paintings and give them a new life. Marie Harnois is proud to bring her talent to the benefit of the thalidomide victims of Canada by authorizing the reproduction of her works on the greeting cards offered to our donors, courtesy of TVAC. Her artworks are: « L’Aura » clay sculpture 30’’ and « Nymphe des bois »  acrylic paint 24’’ x 30’’.

 

Johanne Hébert 

Biography : Ms. Johanne Hebert was born in the province of Quebec in 1962 and is a member of the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada (TVAC). As an amateur photographer, Johanne wishes above all to capture the magic of the moment. Ms. Hebert is proud to bring her talent to the benefit of the thalidomide victims of Canada by authorizing the reproduction of her photographic works on the greeting cards offered to our donors, courtesy of TVAC. Her artworks are: « Le Flamant » and « Le Tigre », photographs.

  
Marcel Morin

Biography : Mr. Marcel Morin was born in Saskatchewan in 1962, he has been living in the province of Quebec since 1976 and is a member of the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada (TVAC). With a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the Université du Québec à Montréal and member of the “Cercle des Artistes peintres et sculpteurs du Québec”, he has participated in numerous contests and exhibitions throughout Europe, Asia and North-America, which has earned him a prestigious international reputation.  Marcel Morin is proud to bring his talent to the benefit of the thalidomide victims of Canada by authorizing the reproduction of his works on the greeting cards offered to our donors, courtesy of TVAC. His artworks are: « La flamme de la mer », oil painting  30’’ x 40’’ and « Roméo et Juliette » oil painting 48’’ x 48’’.

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