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After two decades, CANFAR Rocks remains the definitive rock-and-roll event of the Toronto legal community, having raised over $4 million in support of CANFAR's mission to end the HIV epidemic in Canada.
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Welcome to CANFAR

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.

Fueled by fundraising, CANFAR supports research, builds awareness and cultivates partnerships.

Over the past three and a half decades, CANFAR has invested more than $24 million in close to 500 grants to HIV/AIDS research projects that have led to tremendous breakthroughs in HIV prevention, testing, access to treatment, stigma, and the search for a cure. In addition, CANFAR annually reaches thousands of Canadian youth and educators through its national youth HIV awareness programs.

CANFAR’s work in ending the HIV epidemic in Canada would not be possible without the support and generosity of our donors.

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Research Spotlight: How does HIV affect pregnancy?

Women living with HIV can give birth without passing the virus to their babies thanks to breakthrough therapies like antiretroviral therapy (A.R.T.). But many babies born to HIV-positive women experience negative outcomes, some of which are not discovered until a long time after a child is born.

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Ways to Give

Donate in support of ending the HIV epidemic in Canada.

Fundraising Events

Attend our fundraising events, AIDSbeat, Can You Do Lunch? & Bloor Street Entertains.

Legacy 2.0

Join the social network to foster awareness and prevention of HIV for young at risk aged 16-29.


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