Help us fulfill our mission!

TVAC is a charitable organization that does not engage in any income-generating activity. We are incorporated under the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act (S.C. 2009, ch.23) and registered under the name : The Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada :  141051714RR0001.

TVAC conducts advocacy as well as educational and informational activities regarding thalidomide victims. We also offer support to our members. We organize national and regional conferences during which various activities such as workshops and talks on subjects regarding our members and aiming to promote their health and wellbeing are offered. Given our members’ needs for accommodation, the fact that we cover all of Canada, the required bilingualism of our communications and the vast mandate that our Association took upon itself, our operational expenses are considerably high.

The funding of our association’s activities depends largely on generous donations from the public and from our partners. TVAC’s activities make a significant difference in the lives of its members, victims of a tragedy that – it should be remembered –  could have been avoided. This is the reason why we invite you to show your solidarity with thalidomide Survivors by making a donation to TVAC.

TVAC’s mandate also emcompasses advocacy for pharmacovigilance. We are currently developing talks and informational sessions directed towards students and professionals of the medical, legal and political fields to raise awareness about the importance of being extremely vigilant regarding drugs, especially those that can have teratogenic effects. Hence, your money will also be of great help to protect future generations from a tragedy such as thalidomide’s.

Your support can make all the difference!

We systematically issue an official tax receipt for donations of $ 20 or more. Upon request, we also issue such a receipt for donations of less than $ 20.

There are many ways to make a donation


You can make a donation online via secured platform. The payment methods accepted are: Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Visa Debit and Paypal.

By check

Make check payable to :

The Thalidomide Victims Association of Canada (TVAC)
7744, rue Sherbrooke Street East, suite 102
Montréal (Québec) Canada
H1L 1A1

Planned donations

You can make a donation to TVAC via a bequest made in your will. In order 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.

Tributes – In memory or In honor of someone

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

You can choose to notice familiy and friends of that person yourself or give us their address and we’ll send them a card to inform them of your donation.

Gift of life-insurance

For more information, contact your life-insurance company.


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