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The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) is excited to announce the 11th anniversary of one of our milestone fundraising events, Can You Do Lunch? (CYDL?).

Being held on Friday, April 28th, 2023 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Toronto, the 11th anniversary of Can You Do Lunch? will shine a spotlight on our nation’s youth and explore the reality of Canada’s fractured and incomplete sexual health awareness landscape, which is leading to an increase in STBBIs among Canadians aged 15 to 24. This year will welcome a panel of youth, allies and PLHIV for an in-conversation about Canada’s lagging sex ed curriculum.

This year’s event is co-chaired by Lily Li and James Milonas. We thank CYDL? Founder and Honorary Chair, Janice O’Born, C.M.O., Ont., Chairperson of the Printing House Charitable Office, and our CYDL? committee for their tireless work.

CANFAR is grateful to welcome back sponsors Mantella Corporation, BMO, Labatt, The P. Austin Family Foundation, The Printing House, Four Seasons Hotel, Toronto and Air Canada.



CANFAR’s goal is to effectively end the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Canada by 2025. The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) was founded in 1987 and aims to end Canada’s HIV epidemic by leading national strategies to increase prevention, testing, treatment and linkage to care, and to end HIV stigma.

CANFAR has raised over $25 million to date and funded over 550 research and implementation projects across Canada.


2023 Event Co-Chairs and Honorary Chair

Lily Li

Lily Li, Co-chair

Lily Li is an Investment Counsellor and Portfolio Manager with RBC PH&N Investment Counsel. She is an established investment professional and RBC PH&N Chairman’s Counsel and RBC Performance Conference Award winner. She is also passionate about mentoring youth, and advising her clients in charitable giving and philanthropic endeavors. She has joined CANFAR CYDL? and BSE committee since 2021 and has fostered meaningful relationship with venue sponsors and silent auction donors.

James Milonas

James Milonas, Co-chair

[Bio coming soon.]

Janice OBorn

Janice O'Born, C.M., O.Ont.

Janice O’Born, C.M., O.Ont. founded the Charitable Office in 1985 to promote philanthropy to the staff of TPH and has raised in excess of $44 million since.

2010 recipient of the Canadian Centre for Diversity Human Relations Award in recognition of opening the charitable office.

Number of boards: 4, including the National Arts Centre Foundation and The Duke of Edinburgh Award for Business.

The Can You Do Lunch? Committee

Committee Members

  • Sylvia Mantella 

  • Kai Silver 

  • Candice Sinclair 

  • Christine Rezvanian 

  • Melissa Campisi  

  • Janice Fricker 

  • Amanda Gotlieb

  • Jen McCain

  • Stelios Doussis

  • Ivan Mao

  • Gallant Law


    • Andrea Anders

    • Jay McCauley

    • Mary Ann Gamboa

    • Ralph Roach

    • Ashley Rose Murphy

    • Muluba Habanyama

    • Myles Sexton

    • Cailli and Sam Beckerman

    • Fotini Copeland

    • Halla Rafati


Bernadette Morra

Alex Filiatrault

Eva Hartling

Logan Thayalan

  • Roxanne Ma

  • Chad Brincheski

  • Alyssa Volk

  • Kevin Noguera

  • Andres Vargas

  • Adam Mazerall

Event Sponsors

2022 Community Partners

2022 Media Sponsors