A Word from our President
Greetings everyone, members, partners, and friends of TVAC
It is with great pleasure that I have accepted to be the president of TVAC’s Board of Directors. It is a great honor to occupy this position. I will do everything in my power to deserve this honor.
For the duration of my mandate, I pledge to work diligently to meet the expectations of all thalidomiders. With the help of other Board members, I will strive to represent and defend the interest of all Canadian Thalidomide survivors. I will accomplish my duties with dignity and respect for what has been accomplished in the past, all the while keeping my eyes focused on the future and ensuring that all victims can live with dignity in the long term.
2019 will be a year in which the Thalidomide Survivors Contribution Program and the Canadian Government’s Emergency Medical Assistance Fund will be re-evaluated. Without questioning the merits of the Program, TVAC’s Board of Directors is committed to keeping a close eye to ensure that it is properly funded and administered in a transparent manner. Defending the physical and moral integrity of all members is essential. Our main concern is that the program always meets the needs of Canadian thalidomide survivors, so that we can grow old with dignity.
Much like my predecessors, strengthened by our struggles, our experiences and our victories, I also hope that TVAC will continue to use its voice to promote pharmacovigilance, so that the thalidomide tragedy will never be forgotten. I believe that by sharing our history, as Thalidomide survivors, TVAC can help make our world a much safer place for unborn children.
Together, let’s work with integrity for the good of all.