Board of Directors


Good morning to all of our friends, members and partners of the Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada.

In September 2019, it was with great pleasure that I accepted the position of president of the Board of Directors. You can rest assured that I will do my utmost to fully perform my new duties.

With the help of the other members of the Board, and Gloria, I am committed to representing and defending the interests of the members of TVAC, ensuring that the program continues to adequately meet our needs, we, the Canadian thalidomide survivors, so that we may age with dignity. I make it one of my priorities and this, without losing sight of TVAC’s mission: “To empower its members and improve their quality of life.”

2020 will be a very important and busy year. I commit to provide assistance and support to TVAC’s head office, as well as to regularly monitor the EPIQ program.

As has already been said, continue to tell the story of us, the thalidomide survivors. Always remember that the thalidomide tragedy must not sink into oblivion…

Let us remain united, for our greater good.

Yours truly,


Myriam Bouffard – President

Other members of the Board of Directors

Deb Decaire-Conway – Vice-president
Nancy Blain – Eastern Representative
Mario Dufour – Quebec Representative (Secretary)
Terry Vachon – Ontario Representative
Marie Olney – Western Representative
Denis Henry – Member at large Representative (Treasurer)