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 epidemic 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 & 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.

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

A Bridge Luncheon with the Capilano Grandmothers October 18, 2017

West Vancouver, BC

Ladies' Night Out/Soireé des Dames October 19, 2017

Shediac, New Brunswick