Welcome to CANFAR
The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) was founded in 1987 and aims to end Canada’s HIV epidemic by leading national strategies to increase prevention, testing, treatment and linkage to care, and to end HIV stigma.
Over the past three decades, CANFAR has invested more than $22 million in close to 500 grants to HIV/AIDS research projects that have led to tremendous breakthroughs in HIV prevention, testing, access to treatment, stigma, and the search for a cure. In addition, CANFAR annually reaches thousands of Canadian youth and educators through its national youth HIV awareness programs.
Bloor Street Entertains Returns for its 25th Anniversary!
We are delighted to announce that Bloor Street Entertains is returning to an in-person event this year.
On November 25th, 2021, our CANFAR family will celebrate the tremendous efforts and impact we have made in our fight against HIV over the last 25 years, and we invite you to join us.
The Silent Auction of 25th Anniversary of Bloor Street Entertains is now Live!
World AIDS Day
December 1st, 2021
Each year, on December 1st, CANFAR leads HIV/AIDS service organizations across Canada in uniting our Voices for World AIDS Day.
This year marks forty years since the first case of AIDS was reported. A lot of progress has been made in the past four decades, but there is still work to be done. In Canada, over 65,000 people are living with HIV and 14% are unaware of their status. This represents over 8,000 people. HIV stigma remains a barrier for people living with HIV.
This year’s World AIDS theme is, “End Inequalities. End AIDS. End Pandemics.“
Join the conversation using the hashtags:
#Voices4HIV or #VoixSIDA
Our Latest News
The CTN Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards Program was launched to collaborate with and nurture the next
We are excited to officially launch Sexfluent.ca, CANFAR’s new youth-driven platform aimed at preventing HIV
Currently, there is no up-to-date national data on Canadian youth’s sexual health, mental health, and