Since its inception in 1987, the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) has been a trailblazer as the only national charitable foundation that raises awareness to generate funds for research into all aspects of HIV and AIDS.
Over its 30-year history, CANFAR has invested more than $21 million in HIV and AIDS research projects, and awarded more than 400 grants, across Canada. Annually, CANFAR reaches more than two million youth through its HIV awareness initiatives.
CANFAR is proud of the national role it has played in funding breakthroughs in HIV prevention, treatment, care, and the search for a cure. Over the past three decades, our donors have supported research that has changed the lives of those who are living with HIV. Some of these breakthroughs have included, but are not limited to: the development of preventative medications, the improvement of the quality of life for new mothers living with HIV, and discoveries of new ways for testing HIV treatments.
A cure is within reach, but unfortunately, we are not there yet. The progress that has been made over the past three decades shouldn’t lessen our resolve to eradicate HIV and AIDS forever.