- The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) is Canada’s only independent charitable foundation dedicated to eliminating HIV/AIDS through research.
- CANFAR is working to end AIDS globally by funding promising Canadian HIV/AIDS research, and spreading awareness through educational campaigns.
- CANFAR has awarded over $17 million dollars for HIV/AIDS research.
- CANFAR is dedicated to funding all aspects of HIV/AIDS research in areas including: fundamental and applied research, education and prevention, care, psychosocial initiatives, and community research.
CANFAR-Funded Research Breakthroughs
CANFAR funding proposals are selected and evaluated by a voluntary team of world-renowned physicians and scientists through a rigorous peer review based on the proposal’s scientific merit, promise, and relevance. CANFAR-funded researchers have discovered:
- A critical component of the HIV treatment that is keeping millions alive today.
- Discoveries that have nearly eliminated the risk of HIV transmission between a mother and her baby.
- A vaccine candidate that is able to reduce, and in some cases prevent, HIV progression.
CANFAR Campaigns & Events
- CANFAR’s Bloor Street Entertains is the award-winning flagship event that brings together Toronto’s top chefs, florists and service professionals to host intimate gourmet dinners at 20 exclusive boutiques in Toronto’s Bloor-Yorkville area. CANFAR’s Bloor Street Entertains has raised over $4 million for AIDS research.
- AIDSbeat brings together lawyers from Toronto’s legal community for a battle of the bands extraordinaire! Five bands, all made up of legal professionals, compete in front of more than 1,000 spectators and celebrity judges for top honours in this annual event supporting CANFAR. AIDSbeat has raised over $2 million.
- Have a Heart for CANFAR is the national campaign dedicated to raising awareness and education among young Canadians. This year, the campaign will reach over 1,250,000 students in 2,000 schools in every province and territory in Canada.