CANFAR Announces New Partnership with Seneca College’s School of Media

CANFAR is proud to announce a new partnership with Seneca College’s School of Media

CANFAR is proud to announce a new partnership with Seneca College’s School of Media. Students from the Public Relations-Corporate Communications program will help to promote this year’s upcoming Bloor Street Entertains gala, which takes place on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. CANFAR has been privileged to have the support for many years of Seneca’s Event Management program, led […]

Thank you to the Team at Raymond James

Raymond James

All of us at CANFAR would like to extend a special thank you to the team at Raymond James, for both volunteering their time at this year’s “AIDSbeat Goes to the Movies” event on Friday, May 4, 2018 and for their extremely generous donation of $2,500. This is the second year in a row that […]

Enabling in-depth research through sustained philanthropy

Tristan Michela

“I’d be honored to do that.” That was the response I received when I proposed a multi-year philanthropic commitment to CANFAR from donor and CANFAR Board member, Tristan Michela. Tristan’s remarkable pledge of $30,000 over a three-year period was leveraged as matching funds on three different occasions to generate an additional $30,000 to support CANFAR […]

Tully Luxury Travel Makes 5-Year Commitment to CANFAR

Tully Luxury Travel

CANFAR is delighted to announce that Tully Luxury Travel has made a generous 5-year commitment to CANFAR. Each year, Tully Luxury Travel will be contributing a luxury cruise to support the Bloor Street Entertains (BSE) Online Auction. The luxury cruise experience that was donated from Tully Luxury Travel for Bloor Street Entertains’ 2017 Online Auction, […]

Baker McKenzie

Baker McKenzie

AIDSbeat 2017 was a terrific success, thanks to Baker McKenzie LLP and Partner David Palumbo, who served as Co-Chair for the legal community’s largest annual fundraiser in support of CANFAR. Baker McKenzie is the world’s premier global law firm. With more than 50 years of experience in the Canadian market, they are committed to helping […]

Bank of Montreal

BMO Logo

Bank of Montreal, one of CANFAR’s greatest supporters has redefined “partnership”. BMO has confirmed a five-year presenting partnership with CANFAR in support of Bloor Street Entertains. Nada Ristich, BMO’s Director of Corporate Donations, has been a consistent and valued philanthropic partner with a particular interest in finding a cure for HIV. We welcome BMO and […]

Agnico Eagle


AIDSbeat Legends was a rocking success this year, with sincere thanks to Gold Sponsor Agnico Eagle for their support of the event. Agnico Eagle is a senior Canadian gold mining company that has produced precious metals since 1957 and this year, they mark their 60th anniversary as CANFAR marks our 30th year. Congratulations to Agnico […]

Tag No. 5 Vodka

Tag5 Vodka

Maverick Distillery | Tag No. 5 Vodka CANFAR events would not be the same without TAG No. 5 Vodka. Guests look forward to enjoying a signature TAG No. 5 cocktail at CANFAR’s events throughout the year. This Ontario vodka is hand-crafted in small batches and makes for a refreshing cocktail base.  We would like to […]

Toronto Life


We’re so pleased to welcome Toronto Life to the CANFAR family. In 2016, Toronto Life signed on as a media sponsor for Bloor Street Entertains, our annual gala and Canada’s largest fundraising event in support of HIV and AIDS research. Devoted to coverage of living in Canada’s wealthiest and most dynamic metropolis, Toronto Life helps […]

Mrs. Sylvia Mantella

Mrs. Sylvia Mantella

Some people know Mrs. Sylvia Mantella for her smile in the society pages and her striking fashion choices. At the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR), we know Mrs. Mantella first and foremost for her generosity. This year marked the second year Mrs. Mantella has co-chaired CANFAR’s signature fundraising gala—Bloor Street Entertains. To help us […]