About the Stephen Lewis Foundation

The Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) works with community-level organizations which are turning the tide of HIV&AIDS in Africa by providing care and support to women, orphaned children, grandmothers and people living with HIV&AIDS. Since 2003, we have funded over 1,400 initiatives, partnering with more than 300 community-based organizations in the 15 African countries hardest hit by the global AIDS pandemic.

These grassroots groups are the lifeline for their communities: they provide counselling and education about HIV prevention, care and treatment; distribute food, medication and other necessities; reach the sick and vulnerable through home-based health care; help orphans and vulnerable children access education and work through their grief; and support grandmothers caring for their orphaned grandchildren.
 

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Measuring Impact

Learn how our new Impact Framework is tracking change

Theo Sowa

Read the latest edition of our biannual Grassroots newsletter

Thandi Newton

Learn about the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign

A Dare to Remember

Watch original video clips about our partner organizations' work

The AfriGrand Caravan

Read our Year in Review and other recent publications

 

The Great Canadian Conversation

Watch our documentary on African grandmothers' human rights

Imagine Canada Standards Program

The Stephen Lewis Foundation believes that transparency and accountability are essential. With this in mind, we are proud to be accredited by Imagine Canada’s Standards Program.

Learn more and read our audited financial statements here.

African Grandmothers Tribunal

News

Include women-led organizations in Canada’s reproductive health projects July 20, 2017

MUSIMBI KANYORO and THEO SOWA, The Globe and Mail

Dare To Wear Love Gala to Introduce Launch of Urgent Stephen Lewis Foundation LGBTQ Initiative May 5, 2017

Kim Hughes, SAMARITANMAG

Upcoming Events

The 6th Annual Kids Christmas Shoppe: Hosted by The Grandmothers of Alberta For a New Generation November 25, 2017

Edmonton , Alberta

Evergreen - The Festive Floral Making Event December 2, 2017

Nelson, British Columbia