Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research

200 Wellington Street West, Suite 602 Toronto, ON M5V 3C7



The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) is Canada’s only independent charitable foundation dedicated to eliminating HIV and AIDS through research. By funding promising Canadian HIV and AIDS research, and promoting prevention through educational campaigns, CANFAR is a leader in the fight to end AIDS globally.


Since 1987, CANFAR has funded more than 400 research projects exceeding $20 million. This research has led to incredible advances in HIV treatment, care and prevention that have transformed the deadly AIDS epidemic. But that does not mean the fight against HIV and AIDS is over. Millions of people are living with HIV, and there are thousands of more new infections every day. CANFAR continues to fund all aspects of HIV research, from prevention to treatment to cure. Canadian researchers are leading the way.


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Fundraising for CANFAR provides you (or your group) with the opportunity to have fun, be creative, and organize your own fundraiser in support of CANFAR. Get your family, friends, neighbours, school, and workplace involved – spread the word and watch your hard work pay off! No matter how small or large, all funds you raise serve as invaluable support of our mission to end HIV and AIDS. While CANFAR can help to promote your event and provide consultation, the organizer holds all financial responsibility and agrees to staff the event. All initiatives must be approved by CANFAR in advance. Please contact Nikita Chowdhury at or at 1-800-563-CURE to discuss your fundraising idea and to obtain our Third Party Fundraising Agreement.