Event gallery: Relive CANFAR Rocks 2023

CANFAR Rocks and rolls into the El Mocambo The best of Bay Street descended on the El Mocambo for an epic showcase of glam rock realness at CANFAR Rocks. This year, three law firm bands, alongside CANFAR National Ambassador Jade Elektra, Canadian soul/jazz/R&B icon Billy Newton-Davis, and dance music legend Simone Denny, the voice of […]

Announcing the Co-Chairs for Bloor Street Entertains 2023

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And the Co-Chairs for the 27th Bloor Street Entertains are… It is with great pleasure that we are announcing the co-chairs for the 2023 edition of CANFAR’s annual signature fundraiser, Bloor Street Entertains. A long-standing tradition that plays an important role in the city and beyond, Bloor Street Entertains’ 2023 edition will serve to highlight CANFAR’s […]

Congratulating the recipients of the 2023 CANFAR Patrons’ Circle Awards

Announcing the winners of the Patrons' Circle Awards 2023

2023 CANFAR Patrons’ Circle Awards CANFAR awarded several of our dedicated community members for their advocacy and advancements in Canada’s HIV epidemic at an intimate ceremony on April 19, 2023. Here, we pay tribute to these amazing community champions. Molly Johnson Known as one of Canada’s greatest voices, award-winning jazz vocalist Molly Johnson is a […]

Announcing the recipients of the 2023 CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards

CAHR-CANFAR Excellence Award Winners (1) Announcing the recipients of the 2023 CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards The Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) and the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) are pleased to announce the 2023 winners of the CAHR-CANFAR Excellence in Research Awards. These awards are bestowed annually to mid-career researchers who while at the prime of […]

Study: Evaluating CANFAR’s National Youth Awareness Platform,

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CANFAR partners with York University to conduct a national study evaluating its youth resource, SEXFLUENT CANFAR is proud to announce its partnership with York University on a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) grant to conduct a national community-based research (CBR) study evaluating its digital youth resource, The study, entitled, “Let’s get Sexfluent! Exploring […]

Drag Story Hour: Black History Month

Jade Elektra Black History Month

Famous Black people living with HIV throughout history CANFAR National Ambassador Jade Elektra reads from her HIV storybook about famous Black people living with HIV from history. Watch now, and scroll below to learn more! People from African, Caribbean and Black communities are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS, making up only 2.5% of […]

Q&A with the HIV Legal Network

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Q&A with the HIV Legal Network HIV criminalization stops people from getting tested. It stops people from disclosing their status. It perpetuates institutional stigma. We cannot end the HIV epidemic without decriminalization.  The HIV Legal Network promotes the human rights of people living with HIV or AIDS and other populations disproportionately affected by HIV, punitive laws […]

Tribute to Christopher Bunting, CANFAR’s Deputy Chair

Christopher Bunting

Tribute to Christopher Bunting, CANFAR Deputy Chair It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research announces that Christopher Bunting, CANFAR Deputy Chair, has passed away on the evening on January 9th, 2023, following a three-year battle with cancer. A relentless advocate for AIDS research and LGBTQ2S+ […]

Introducing Our Healthbox, increasing equitable access to health care tools

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One in ten Canadians living with HIV do not know their status. Twenty-one Canadians die of opioid toxicity daily. The health care systems we have in place leave too many Canadians outside the reach of care. This needs to change. Our Healthbox is a new smart, interactive vending machine that aims to be an integral […]