Educating Canadian youth about HIV


The Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR) provides free and accessible resources for young people to clear up misconceptions about HIV.

CANFAR has produced educational materials for youth since 1993. By actively engaging youth in the discussion about HIV, while providing reliable and accurate information, we are ensuring youth will have the tools to make safer, and more informed decisions. We want to increase awareness and understanding of HIV among youth - one and all.

A wide range of resources -  from teaching tools designed for the classroom, to stand alone workshops for groups, to resources to assist community centres and grassroots organizations-  are available, free of charge.




Printable resources for youth aged 13-30, for use inside classrooms, community centres or clinics.



Ready-to-use teaching resources like lesson plans, activities, and handouts for a variety of subjects, aimed at secondary school students.



Diverse youth-friendly resources about HIV, developed by and for youth from a variety of backgrounds.



Interactive workshops that allow youth to increase their understanding of HIV in a new way.


speaker program

Hear from young people with lived experience, talking about resilience, leadership, and empowering others in the face of adversity.


community mapping

A workshop designed to help youth better understand the resources and services available in their community.

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