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.
$1.1M raised for HIV research from the 25th Anniversary of Bloor Street Entertains
On November 25th, 2021, CANFAR united its diverse community of donors and supporters to celebrate 25 years of tremendous efforts and impact made in the fight against HIV.
More than 850 guests made an epic return to a much anticipated in-person event, dining across 14 prestigious locations in Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville district.
Presented by Signature Partner, BMO Financial Group and chaired by The Hon. Scott Brison, Vice-Chair, Investment & Corporate Banking at BMO, the 25th anniversary of BSE honoured long-time CANFAR partners and patrons, as well as paid tribute to healthcare communities, including Canadian HIV research scientists who have been hard at work fighting two pandemics these past 18 months, COVID-19 and HIV.
Read more about the impact of the 25th Anniversary edition of Bloor Street Entertains here.
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$1.1M raised in support of CANFAR’s mission to end HIV in Canada at the 25th anniversary of Bloor Street Entertains
$1.1M raised in support of CANFAR’s mission to end HIV in Canada at the 25th
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