There are over 63,000 people in Canada living with HIV and it is estimated that six people in Canada become newly infected with HIV each day, or nearly one person infected every four hours. It’s time to act.
CANFAR is dedicated to funding all aspects of HIV research – from increased prevention efforts, increased opportunities for testing, improved health outcomes for people living with HIV in Canada, and reduced stigma. Through funding innovative research, national awareness programs, and strengthened advocacy efforts, CANFAR remains a trailblazer in its mission to end HIV in Canada.
Over its 30-year history, CANFAR has invested more than $21 million in HIV/AIDS research projects, and awarded more than 400 grants across Canada. Annually, CANFAR reaches up to two million youth through its national HIV youth awareness programs.
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.