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 1800 initiatives, partnering with more than 325 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 Impact Framework is tracking change

Grassroots Spring 2019

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

Ugandan LGBT activist says threats and violence won't stop the fight for civil rights October 4, 2019

Brent Bambury, Toronto, CBC Radio

Civil rights movement intensifies as hate crimes increase in LGBTQ communities in Africa September 10, 2019

SLF, Toronto, GlobeNewswire

Upcoming Events

Oceanside Grandmothers 12th Annual Christmas Extravaganza November 22, 2019

Parksville, British Columbia

Ubuntu Niagara Despair to Hope: The Power of Human Connection Concert November 23, 2019

St. Catherines, ON - Ontario