Principles of social justice, equality and partnership guide the SLF

Who We Are

Since 2003, the Stephen Lewis Foundation (SLF) has been delivering resources directly into the hands of the community-based organizations (CBOs) that are turning the tide of HIV & AIDS in Africa. Led by grassroots experts in the more than 325 CBOs with which the SLF partners, over 1700 innovative and inspiring initiatives have been successfully undertaken—with astounding and tangible impact—in the 15 African countries hardest hit by the pandemic. We know from experience that in order to effect positive and lasting change, it is critical to support committed organizations at the community-level that are working to improve the lives of those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS in their communities.

The principles of social justice, equality and partnership guide our process. Before partnering with an organization, one of our experienced field representatives visits to assess the organization’s connection to the community, its ability to implement programming, and the strength of its financial accountability systems. Importantly, the organizations with which we partner recognize that gender inequality drives the AIDS pandemic,and have dedicated programmes that support grandmothers, girls and women. Once an organization partners with the SLF, our Programme Officers communicate regularly with the staff to ensure that our approach remains informed, responsive, relevant and effective.

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