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Emma Lambert is the President of the Theresa Foundation and the grand-daughter of its founder Thérèse Bourque-Lambert. She is an attorney with Irving Mitchell Kalichman LLP (IMK), a litigation boutique located in Montreal, Québec, concentrating exclusively on civil, commercial and constitutional litigation and administrative law.

Roger started his career working with Oxfam-Canada, and went on to a 25 year career with CIDA (Canadian International Development Agency) working in: intercultural effectiveness training, democratic governance programming, and emergency humanitarian assistance. He had postings to Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique and Haiti.

Roger served at the Canadian High Commission in Malawi as First Secretary (Development), then as Head of Aid and Chargé d'Affaires for Malawi. It was during his posting to Malawi that Thérèse Bourque asked Roger to identity a village that had a high number of grannies raising their orphaned grandchildren. The result was Mnjale and surrounding villages and the Theresa Foundation was born.

Roger retired in 2013 and currently works as a consultant in international development program management. He is proud to have an ongoing connection with the Theresa Foundation, on its Board of Directors.

Ann Lambert is vice-president of the Theresa Foundation, and is Therese’s daughter. She has been a playwright and an educator for close to 35 years, and travelled to Malawi in the summer of 2015.

Brian Lambert is the Treasurer of the Theresa Foundation and the son of its founder Thérèse Bourque-Lambert. He is a Past President of several nonprofits and industry associations.

Alice Abracen is Therese's granddaughter and the secretary of the Theresa Foundation. She is a student in the Playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada, and travelled to Malawi in the summers of 2010 and 2015.

Isaac Abracen is Therese’s grandson and a student in Education at McGill University. He travelled to Malawi in the summer of 2015.

Ben Lambert is the technical officer of the foundation and is Therese's grandson. He is in charge of overseeing the farming program for the foundation, and the website.



La Fondation Thérèse ne serait pas capable de faire son travail sans l'aide et le dévouement de deux femmes remarquables. Melissa Banda est une jeune femme ayant des liens familiaux au village de Mnjale, et qui travaille sans rel�che pour soutenir les grands-mères et administrer la Fondation sur le terrain au Malawi. Melissa continue de s'efforcer à faire grandir la Fondation Thérèse au Malawi, pour être en mesure de fournir de l�aide pour autant de personnes que possible. Gisèle Leduc est une s�ur missionnaire de l'Immaculée Conception qui travaille à Lilongwe, au Malawi. Elle nous a généreusement fait don de son temps et de ses connaissances et sert de lien entre la Fondation Thérèse au Canada, et Melissa avec la fondation au Malawi. Nous devons beaucoup à ces deux femmes, et nous continuons de collaborer avec elles pour rendre l�avenir des grands-mères et des orphelins de Mnjale le meilleur possible.


Melissa Banda (gauche) et Gisèle Leduc (droite)

Pour expliquer un peu plus le village de Mnjale au Malawi et son implication avec la Fondation Thérèse, Roger Roome a mis sur pied un court diaporama qui peut être consulté en cliquant ici : Roger Roome et Mnjale.pdf

Fondation Thérèse Bourque Lambert 2011
créé par Ben Lambert