About Legacy 2.0
CANFAR’s Legacy 2.0 group exists as a social network for encouraging and supporting community, information, initiatives and fundraising which helps to foster the awareness and prevention of HIV for young at risk men aged 16 to 29.
Become a Member
We welcome new Legacy 2.0 members on a rolling basis. In return for your membership support, we are pleased to offer the benefits below. Questions? Please contact David Tremblay, Legacy 2.0 Co-Chair.
Your Membership Includes:
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Monthly* or Annual Membership
*If you’ve chosen to a monthly membership, please select the checkbox under Recurring Gift, Make this a monthly gift for your membership to renew each month on your chosen date.
In March 2011, prominent business and professional leaders from Toronto’s LGBTQ community established CANFAR’s Legacy Group to address the growing concerns of HIV infection among young gay men.
As a pay-it-forward movement, these leaders wanted to invest in research, awareness and social programming devoted specifically to revitalizing HIV-prevention programs for young gay males.
The Legacy Group held their launch event in the private home of one of its members and has secured long-term financial commitments from its growing membership. The continued fundraising efforts of the Legacy Group will help CANFAR fund research projects focused on designing more effective prevention programs targeting the young gay male community.
In April 2012, Legacy Group Ottawa with Legacy Group committee Chairs Chris Kelly and David Hoe, hosted their very first reception.
In 2013, the Legacy Group welcomed members from Vancouver. All three cities and their chairs, Christopher Kelly (Toronto), David Hoe (Ottawa) and Christopher Garland (Vancouver) hosted private receptions throughout the year to engage influential business leaders from the gay community.
Funding Research Initiatives
In addition to hosting receptions to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, the Legacy Group also funded research initiatives.
CANFAR has partnered with the Boys’ and Men’s Health Initiative of the Institute of Gender and Health (IGH) to fund a $1.5 million team grant. Part of a health initiative entitled Advancing Research to Improve Boys’ and Men’s Health, this research opportunity focuses specifically on HIV prevention targeting men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly young gay men. The CANFAR Legacy Group has committed $80,000 per year over the course of five years to this exciting initiative; the Institute of Gender and Health will complement this commitment by contributing $200,000 per year for the same time.
The Legacy group has also funded two other important research projects entitled:
Young MSM’s Risk, Networks and Care Engagement, by Dr. David Brennan, University of Toronto, and Pilot Implementation of Latino Gay Poz Sex, by Dr. Beatriz Eugenia Alvarado llano, Queen’s University.
In April 2019, CANFAR refreshed its Legacy network, now called Legacy 2.0, with a reinvigorated mission to help end the HIV epidemic in Canada by focusing on HIV prevention among young gay males. With nearly 200 members, Legacy 2.0 facilitates sharing the CANFAR narrative to a shifting and diverse demographic of both traditional and upcoming donors and amplifies impact through use of social media to convey CANFAR key messages.
Thank you to our Sponsors
Legacy 2.0 is made possible through generous support from two sponsors: Viiv Healthcare and TD Canada Trust.