MSF is a vibrant movement made up of people from all corners of the world who share a common purpose: to save lives and alleviate the suffering of people in danger by delivering medical care where it is needed most.
Our success over the past 40 years is a testament to these people, who have dedicated their time and expertise to MSF’s work overseas and at home. To continue this success, our staff — past and present — can shape the movement’s future by becoming a member of an MSF association.
There are 24 national or regional MSF associations, which not only shape and safeguard the work of MSF but also join together to shape the future of the MSF movement.
How do MSF associations work?
Becoming a member means taking collective responsibility for MSF. And because the people making the decisions have worked with MSF, the organization stays focused on medical care and our core principles: independence, impartiality and neutrality.
The MSF Canada Association consists of returned field workers, volunteers and staff who have taken on the responsibility of being involved in the development of a vision for the Canadian section, and through their elected Board of Directors, governance of the Canadian section and representation in the international movement, including the International Council and operational centres around the world.
Association members meet and debate humanitarian issues, review the work of MSF Canada at an annual general meeting, provide support to fellow field workers and participate in activities aimed at raising public awareness of humanitarian issues.
The MSF Canada intranet is for members and friends of the association. It seeks to facilitate communications among association stakeholders, including current and former members from across Canada, regional and affiliated groups, MSF Canada staff and members of other MSF associations.
The intranet features information about MSF events around Canada, updates from MSF missions in the field, hot topics being debated across the international movement and more. If you are an association stakeholder and don’t have a login and password, contact your regional coordinator, affiliated group leader or the national association coordinator