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 and AIDS in Africa. Led by grassroots experts in the more than 300 CBOs with which the SLF partners, over 1600 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

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

Saugeen Grannies Off the Wall Art Sale August 11, 2018

Port Elgin, Ontario

A Lavender Garden Tea with the Still Creek Gogos August 12, 2018

Burnaby, BC