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Thousands of people are holding events across Canada to raise awareness about the AIDS epidemic and raise funds for the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports community-based oroganizations that are turning the tide of HIV & AIDS in sub-Saharan Africa.  

There might be an event happening in your community!  Check out the calendar below to find a local craft sale, participate in a walkathon, attend a concert, or hear Stephen Lewis speak.

To find an event hosted by a grandmothers group, please visit the calendar on the Grandmothers Campaign website.

If you are organizing an event, click here to register it with us, so we can support you by posting it to the calendar and sending you materials.

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In Conversation with Stephen Lewis

CIGI Auditorium, 67 Erb St West

Waterloo, Ontario

Date: February 04, 2016 7:00 PM

This event will feature Stephen Lewis in conversation with members of the 2030+ Research Group at the Balsillie School of International Affairs. The conversation will cover a wide range of topics from global health, climate change, gender equality, and Canada’s role in the international community. 
Click here for more information. 
Please note: This is a public appearance by Stephen Lewis outside his capacity as Chair of the Board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Interested individuals should contact the organizers directly with any questions. 
Stephen Lewis is the co-founder and co-director of AIDS-Free World, an international advocacy organization that exposes injustice, abuse and  inequality, the social ills that underpin and continue to sustain HIV. In addition to his work with AIDS-Free World, Mr. Lewis is a Professor of  Distinction at Ryerson University and a Professor of Practice in Global  Governance at the Institute for the Study of International Development at  McGill University. Mr. Lewis is the co-founder and board chair of the Stephen Lewis Foundation  and a Senior Fellow of the Enough Project. He served on the Global Commission on HIV & the Law, and in 2015 Mr. Lewis was appointed to the Lancet Commission on Drug Policy and Health and to the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Access to Medicines. Stephen Lewis was the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa from June 2001 until the end of 2006. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Lewis was Deputy Executive Director of UNICEF at the organization’s global headquarters in New York. From 1984 through 1988, he was Canada's Ambassador to the United Nations. Stephen Lewis is a Companion of the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest honor for lifetime achievement. He holds 40 honorary doctorates: 38 from Canadian universities, plus degrees from Dartmouth College and Johns Hopkins University. 

BramGrans' Share Your Heart Breakfast

St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, 44 Church Street East

Brampton, ON

Date: February 13, 2016 9am

Join the BramGrans for a 'Share Your Heart Breakfast". Come hungry, as there will be a delicious breakfast buffet! There will also be items for sale, and donations will be accepted.

Hat Grannies Teacher's Convention Info Table

Medicine Hat College

Medicine Hat, AB

Date: February 18, 2016 to February 19, 2016

The Hat Grannies are hosting an information table at the Teacher's convention to share information about their group and their upcoming events. If you are looking to get involved and live in Medicine Hat, come check them out!

Mariposa Grandmothers' Book Exchange

St. Paul's Centre, 62 Peter St N,

Orillia, ON L3V 4Y7

Date: February 19, 2016 10:00AM

Contact Carol Deimling for more information

Big Daddy's Voices for Africa Dance Party

Big Daddy's Rock and Roll Emporium, 446 Davis Drive

Newmarket, Ontario

Date: February 20, 2016

10th Anniversary of Voices for Africa in Newmarket.

Wine Tasting with the Old Orchard Blossoms

St Timothy's Anglican Church, 100 Old Orchard Grove

Toronto, Ontario

Date: February 25, 2016 7:00 PM

Hands and Hearts for Africa's 50s-60s Sock Hop

Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario

Date: February 27, 2016 5:30pm


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


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


Upcoming Events

Burlington Ubuntu Grandwomen Presents : Fab Feb Marketplace February 24, 2018

Burlington, Ontario

VanGogos Pub Night Fundraiser March 5, 2018

Vancouver, BC