The Stephen Lewis foundation (SLF) supports community–level organisations that are turning the tide of AIDS in Africa by providing care and support to women, orphans, grandmothers and people living with HIV and AIDS. The S.L.F. provides food, school uniforms, health care, grief counseling, and S.L.F. field workers who listen and respond as the grandmothers’ tell them what will help them meet the many challenges facing them. We are one of the more than 240 groups across Canada belonging to the S.L.F. Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign which raises funds for this life-saving work. To learn more about the work of the SLF and the Grandmothers Campaign please visit their website at www.stephenlewisfoundation.org .
We also advocate vigorously with the federal government for new legislation to make affordable generic antiretroviral drugs available lin Africa. The Grandmothers National Advocacy Committee in Ottawa guides and resources this work.
So if you are concerned about the tragic consequences of AIDS in Africa do come and join us. We usually meet at 12.15 on the second Sunday of every month. Contact Charlotte Maxwell at 416-531-7276 or [email protected].