Educating Young Canadians about HIV


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

Since 1993, CANFAR has produced educational materials for high school teachers to talk about HIV in the classroom, and our resources have been used in schools in every province and territory.

By actively engaging young people from diverse communities in discussions about HIV, while providing them with reliable and accurate information, we are ensuring that the next generation of youth will have the tools to make safer, and more informed decisions.

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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