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 […]

A Look Back at a Year You Made Possible

A Year in Review

Thank you to all our donors and patrons for your continued support through this past year. We are so grateful for the significant progress in HIV research made possible with your donations to CANFAR in 2020! This past year has shown us the true meaning of community and together we can say we have demonstrated […]

TOBEN marks AIDS Awareness Month in support of CANFAR

Toben at Home

A recurring contributor to Bloor Street Entertains and avid CANFAR supporter – TOBEN is donating a portion of sales from all TOBEN AT HOME & WORK purchases to CANFAR during AIDS Awareness Month in December. TOBEN AT HOME & WORK offers a wide variety of prepared meals delivered directly to your door, with the same […]

CANFAR is selected as the charity of choice for the annual TPH Charitable Greeting Cards Campaign

TPH Charitable Greeting Card

TPH® Charitable Greeting Cards are an environmentally friendly, and socially responsible way to spread holiday cheer! Printed on FSC® certified paper, the net proceeds from the 2020 campaign will directly support The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR). About the Campaign Since 1990, the annual TPH Charitable Greeting Card Campaign has raised in excess $1 million, supporting over 60 registered Canadian charities. […]

CANFAR’s Statement on Diversity and Inclusion

Black stained wood with Canadian flag

Looking back at this past month, we have a lot to reflect on and more work ahead of us. June marked Pride month, National Indigenous History month as well as a global movement of protest in support of Black Lives Matter and against racial injustice — all while we continue to grapple with the ongoing […]

Publication of the Annual Report 2018/2019

Group of young people in Pride parade with CANFAR, holding red signs that say improving care for people living with HIV

CANFAR is pleased to announce the publication of the Annual Report 2018/2019. CANFAR has been a trailblazer in its mission to eradicate HIV/AIDS in Canada since its inception in 1987. Thanks to the generous and dedicated support received from our donors, CANFAR has invested more than $22 million in close to 500 research projects across […]

A message to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic

Red Ribbon sunset hands

A message to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic  Together, we have watched this global COVID-19 situation unfold over the last few weeks. It’s a challenging time for every corner of the world, and many organizations like CANFAR have had to make difficult decisions to respond to this pandemic.  We would like to share with you CANFAR’s efforts to protect the health […]

CANFAR welcomes new Director of Communications Ryan Joyce

CANFAR welcomes new Director of Communications Ryan Joyce

CANFAR welcomes new Director of Communications Ryan Joyce CANFAR is pleased to welcome Ryan Joyce to the CANFAR team as its new Director of Communications. In this role, Ryan will spearhead strategies to amplify CANFAR’s brand positioning, media and public relations, social media and community stakeholder and event communications. Ryan has extensive experience in Ontario’s […]

New Leadership Announcement

New Leadership-Carousel

Mr. Andrew Pringle, CM Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Alex Filiatrault as Chief Executive Officer of CANFAR effective Monday, June 25 th. Mr. Filiatrault is a long-standing supporter of CANFAR, and in 2016 was presented with CANFAR’s Volunteer of the […]

The Largest Donation in CANFAR’s History


CANFAR builds on its community connections to educate vulnerable Canadians about HIV  to secure the largest donation in CANFAR’s history. The $1 MILLION donation from the Slaight Family foundation enables CANFAR to expand  its HIV youth awareness activities to reach Canada’s most vulnerable. Mr. Andrew Pringle, Chair of the Board of Directors of the Canadian […]