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.

News

Slaight Family Foundation announces $7M in donations to seven Canadian NGOs February 19, 2015

Media Profile, Canada NewsWire

Porter: African women caring for their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren need our help November 24, 2014

Catherine Porter, The Toronto Star

Upcoming Events

Rayanna’s Hope for Africa Presents: Film Screening of “African Grandmothers Tribunal: Seeking Justice at the frontlines of the AIDS crisis”. February 28, 2015

Stony Plain, Alberta

Voices For Africa March 4, 2015

Newmarket, Ontario