Grandmother and young woman (Photo by Alexis MacDonald)

Areas of Work

The Stephen Lewis Foundation works with community-based organizations working on the frontlines of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. We support women, children orphaned by AIDS and the indomitable grandmothers who have stepped in to care for them, and associations of people living with HIV and AIDS, who are bravely declaring their status and working to address stigma, educate their communities and press for change.

We strive to be responsive in our support, and to the constantly-evolving needs and priorities on the ground. Our current areas of focus include:

We work at the community level in 15 sub-Saharan African countries: Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.


Grandmothers on the march for HIV/AIDS awareness October 8, 2015

Catherine Byaruhanga, BBC Africa

Successful Pride Partnership will bring leading HIV & AIDS activists to Canada October 5, 2015

Staff, Stephen Lewis Foundation,

Upcoming Events

Ask Her Talks: Toronto December 1, 2015

Toronto, Ontario

Oceanside 8th Annual Christmas Extravaganza November 28, 2015

Parksville , BC, V9P 2H5