By working together, your legacy gift can help Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) provide medical care to people in life-threatening situations in the future, while providing you and your family with substantial tax and estate planning benefits. MSF can assist with a number of legacy giving options.

A gift to MSF can be included in your will simply by naming MSF as a beneficiary.  Please download our legacy giving brochure or follow the links below to find out more.

It is recommended that you seek independent professional advice from your lawyer or financial advisor when preparing or considering making a legacy gift.

 

Writing a will

A will ensures that your family and loved ones are provided for in the future in the way that you want.  It can also enable you to save the lives of the world’s most vulnerable people by including MSF as a beneficiary.

Your gift can be residual, a percentage of the remainder of your estate after all your other provisions have been made, or specific, a fixed amount or percentage of cash, securities or property.  After your lifetime, MSF will receive your gift.

 

Sample wording

Residual gift

“I give to Doctors Without Borders Canada/Médecins Sans Frontières Canada currently located at 551 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 0N8  __________ ( % ) of the rest, residue, and remainder of my estate to be used for its general charitable purposes.”

Specific gift

“I give to Doctors Without Borders Canada/Médecins Sans Frontières Canada currently located at 551 Adelaide Street West, Toronto, ON M5V 0N8 the sum of $__________ to be used in support of its general charitable purposes.”

 

WHEN PREPARING YOUR WILL, PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR LEGAL NAME IS:

Doctors Without Borders Canada/Médecins Sans Frontières Canada
551 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 0N8 

Charitable Registration No: 13527 5857 RR0001

 

Adding MSF to an existing will

If you already have a will, it is easy to include MSF by adding a codicil.  A codicil is an additional legal document that lets you amend your will without needing to re-write it.  Please ask your lawyer for more information on using a codicil to include MSF in your estate planning.

 

Benefits of a charitable bequest

A gift to MSF in your will can also provide tax benefits that will be passed on to your heirs. When you make a donation to MSF through your will, the gift can be claimed against 100% of net income on the final two lifetime tax returns.  In some instances, making a charitable donation can offset taxes, ensuring that gifts to family and friends are worth more.

 

Restricted gifts

MSF does not know where the greatest medical need or natural disaster will be in the future.  An unrestricted estate gift in support of MSF’s overall mission saves lives during health crises without delay. If you feel strongly about a specific cause or context, please call us to discuss your options.

 

Speak to an MSF Canada representative

For more information on remembering MSF in your will, or to request a legacy giving brochure in the mail, please contact a member of our personal giving team at:

Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders Canada

551 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 0N8 

legacy@msf.org
+1 416 642-3473
+1 800 982 7903 (Toll free) ext. 3473
Fax:  416-963-8707

 

Inform us of your gift

If you have already created a legacy gift and you wish to let us now about your gift, please take a moment to fill out our Statement of Intent form. Any information you provide will remain strictly confidential.