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Announcing the Co-Chairs for Bloor Street Entertains 2023

headshots for Candice Sinclair, Janice Fricker, Michael Liebrock and Sylvia Mantella

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 […]

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

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https://canfar.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/CAHR-CANFAR-Excellence-Award-Winners.mp4 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 […]

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 […]

Study: Evaluating CANFAR’s National Youth Awareness Platform, Sexfluent.ca

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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, Sexfluent.ca. The study, entitled, “Let’s get Sexfluent! Exploring […]

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 […]

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! https://vimeo.com/801444240 People from African, Caribbean and Black communities are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS, making up only 2.5% of […]

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+ […]

Earth Day 2021

Earth Day

The fight against climate change, taking place on multiple fronts, is linked to many of the struggles we face as a global community — including HIV/AIDS. Especially within the context of World Health, our ever-changing planet poses multiple threats to those living with HIV or susceptible to contracting HIV. How does climate change affect HIV? […]

This past Monday, the world lost a true visionary in the person of Galen Weston

The Westons

Mr. Weston was a respected and much-loved husband, father, grandfather, businessman and philanthropist. Our thoughts go out to the Honourable Hilary M. Weston, Mr. Weston’s family, friends and all those who had the pleasure to witness Mr. Weston’s inspiring and compassionate energy. The Weston Family has a decades-long history of generously giving to charities and […]

CANFAR is deeply saddened by the passing of Lucas Murnaghan

Lucas Murnaghan

Our CANFAR family is deeply saddened by the passing of Lucas Murnaghan, a cherished member of our CANFAR community. Lucas had been involved with CANFAR for over a decade and he helped raise funds through artwork donations at our annual fundraisers, among other gestures. Murnaghan’s donations of his coveted underwater photography helped raise money to […]