The Event

We are thrilled to invite you to CANFAR’s first annual Yorkville Block Party! Join us for an afternoon of fun and connection as we support and celebrate CANFAR’s Youth Awareness programming! 

CANFAR is dedicated to ending Canada’s HIV epidemic and for more than 28 years, we have been leading Canada’s only national youth HIV awareness program. We know that the needs of young people are constantly changing; that’s why we recently launched, a totally refreshing, innovative, and comprehensive HIV and sexual empowerment resource for youth. CANFAR knows through up-to-date evidence that HIV prevention education for youth must go beyond simply giving out information about transmission and prevention. HIV prevention efforts need to foster a broader culture of acceptance around all sexualities and identities to empower youth to feel more confident in their sexuality and sexual decision-making capabilities.

In addition to raising funds for vital HIV research, CANFAR’s Yorkville Block Party will bring together our community and cherished partners & sponsors for a beautiful afternoon in support of a valuable cause. Shop from boutiques such as Christian Louboutin and Taglialatella to help raise additional funds for CANFAR’s HIV research initiatives. 

Together, we can strengthen awareness, and raise valuable funds in support of Ending HIV in Canada.

What to Expect

Welcome Reception


Pop-Up Activities

The afternoon will begin with a welcome reception in the 99 Yorkville Ave Courtyard, sponsored by our friends at G.H. Mumm.

Join us for a luncheon event featuring guest speakers as we support and celebrate CANFAR’s Youth Awareness programming.

An afternoon of surprise pop-up events and door prizes from our generous sponsors! Shop from select boutiques to help raise additional funds for HIV research.

2021 Event Chairs

Sylvia Mantella

Christine Rezvanian

Isabella Baboury

Jessika Dufour

COVID-19 Protocol

Please note, CANFAR’s Yorkville Block Party is a fully vaccinated event and strict COVID-19 protocol will be enforced. Please visit the link below for a full list of guidelines for indoor and outdoor events. 

CANFAR is taking every precaution to ensure the Yorkville Block Party event follows strict COVID-19 protocol under the expert guidance from our city and province. Guests will be asked to provide confirmation of full vaccination and will be required to complete a COVID-19 screening assessment prior to the event. Under some circumstances, guests may be asked to provide proof of vaccination. We appreciate your cooperation as we ensure the safety of all guests and event staff.

Event Partners

Presenting Partner

Venue Partner

Block Party Sponsors