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Organization Contact Information

Name: TB Vets Charitable Foundation
Street 1: 1410 Kootenay Street
Street 2:
City: Vancouver
Province: BC
Post Code: V5K 4R1
Country: Canada
Phone: 604-874-5626
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Mr
First Name: Neil
Last Name: Mackie
Title: General Manager
Phone: 604-874-5626

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ma
First Name: Ana
Last Name: Rosa
Title: Marketing and Office Administration
Phone: 604-874-5626

General Information

Board Constituency: Foundation
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
If yes, please enter your registration number:
Organization Type - Primary: Foundation
Organization Type - Secondary: Charitable / Philanthropic Foundation
Organization Description:
TB Vets was established in 1946 to provide jobs for the many veterans of the second World War who returned from overseas services with tuberculosis or other
respiratory ailments making and providing a key return service. Part of the donations received every year from grateful users of the keytags is used to provide jobs for people with disabilities. Working with the Motor Vehicle Bureau, TB Vets originally developed a keytag that displayed an individual’s license plate number. For security reasons TB Vets changed from license plate numbers to secret coded numbers in 1975. If keys are lost, the finder simply drops them into any
mailbox. Canada Post returns them to TB Vets, who matches the number on the keytag to the owner’s name and address in our secured
database and returns the lost keys. Over the years TB Vets has returned over 450,000 sets of keys to
their rightful owners. As our keytag program grows, so does the mission and vision of TB Vets. Thanks to your
generous donations, in addition to employing people with disabilities, TB Vets is able to fund the purchase of much needed respiratory equipment for BC hospitals, to support ongoing research towards a cure for tuberculosis and provide funds for educational
bursaries. So far TB Vets has granted more than $10 million in this manner to over 100
institutions in British Columbia.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 1 - 5
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Internet search
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Involvement in Stop TB Working Groups
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
Over the years we have provided over $ 1,250,000 of funding for TB research to the VGH/UBC Hospital Foundation

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Canada
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

Drug-Resistant TB:
Provide grants through our fund raising efforts

New Diagnostics:
Provide grants through our fund raising efforts

New TB Drugs:
Provide grants through our fund raising efforts

New TB Vaccines:
Provide grants through our fund raising efforts


Declaration of interests:

Application date: November 20, 2012
Last updated: November 20, 2012