Spotlight: Trottier family foundation

MSF staff test a boy for malaria, one of the deadliest diseases for children under five in Sierra Leone. MSF supports the Ministry of Health to respond to high rates of child and maternal diseases. Sierra Leone, 2020. © Peter Bräunig

Matthew Janes Loyalty Manager

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to change the way Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) fundraises. Since March 2020, we have scaled back our face-to-face fundraising in Canada for the safety of our teams and the general public. This has meant significantly fewer new monthly supporters to our organization at a time of tremendous need. Stable support from monthly donors means MSF can be ready to respond to sudden emergencies and quickly scale up our activities as situations evolve, while our teams also continue to support people facing neglected diseases such as noma or ongoing but forgotten crises, including in Central African Republic.

For supporters, donating monthly gives you the ability to choose an amount that suits your budget and the chance to be part of our lifesaving work every day of the year. Our global community of monthly supporters helps enable MSF to offer free, lifesaving medical assistance.

Being a monthly donor means you help MSF respond to health emergencies and provide critical medical care to those who need it most.


When disasters happen around the world, Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is often among the first organizations providing emergency medical care.

MSF teams provide free lifesaving assistance to people who need it in more than 70 countries. It doesn’t matter where they are from, which religion they belong to or what their political affiliations are. All that matters is they are human beings in need.

The Trottier Family Foundation, established in 2000 by Lorne Trottier and Louise Rousselle Trottier, is one of Canada’s largest private family foundations and a long-time MSF supporter.

In 2018, the foundation made a generous unrestricted, five-year commitment to MSF. This support has helped our emergency medical teams to quickly respond in times of crisis.

“Part of our mission is to advance health, so we provide flexible support for the important work of MSF, especially
its efforts to care for people in some of the world’s most neglected crises,” says Eric St Pierre, the foundation’s executive director.

We hope the Trottier Family Foundation’s generosity will inspire other Canadians to support MSF’s work in whatever way they can.