Dignitas International

A Taste of France: une nuit fantastique!  

A Taste of France: une nuit fantastique!  

On September 29th, Toronto French School welcomed 150 guests for A Taste of France, a benefit in support of Dignitas International’s Aboriginal Health Partners Program. Initiated by the Consul General of France in Toronto, guests were treated to spectacular French cuisine prepared by some of the city’s finest French chefs – Didier Leroy, Pascal Geoffroy and

Dignitas at the 2016 International AIDS Conference

Dignitas at the 2016 International AIDS Conference

From July 18 – 22nd, DI team members from Toronto and Malawi attended the 21st International AIDS Conference (IAC), presenting results from our research programs and participating in the event’s Global Village, the focal point for high-energy civil society groups that are working to battle HIV/AIDS around the world. Held in Durban, the site of

Bringing treatment closer to people: connecting with HIV+ patients

Bringing treatment closer to people: connecting with HIV+ patients

The following story is an excerpt from Dignitas International’s 2015 Annual Report.   Martha Kanyika is from Chiladzulu District, part of the Southern region of Malawi. She tested positive for HIV in 2000, when she was still a teenager. Because she was not showing any signs of illness, Martha didn’t start HIV treatment until a life-changing event

Canada’s Global Fund leadership welcome, but big commitments are still needed to beat AIDS, TB and malaria

Canada’s Global Fund leadership welcome, but big commitments are still needed to beat AIDS, TB and malaria

By Heather Johnston, Dignitas International’s President and CEO On September 16th, Canada is hosting the 5th Replenishment Conference of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Montreal. The event brings together heads of state, health leaders, and other important representatives from around the world to pledge support the Fund’s goal to raise US$13 billion

Support Dignitas with Aeroplan Miles


Support Dignitas with Aeroplan Miles


Did you know you can donate your Aeroplan Miles to Dignitas International? Using donated air miles means we spend less money on airfare – so more of our funds go where they’re needed most: supporting our lifesaving work in Malawi and Northern Ontario.  We us Aeroplan miles to send staff to our projects in Africa,

Star French chefs team up for gala dinner in support of Dignitas

Star French chefs team up for gala dinner in support of Dignitas

If your summer plans didn’t include jaunts to Bordeaux and Provence, the culinary delights of France can still be yours – without the jet lag! On September 29th, Toronto-based French chefs Didier Leroy, Pascal Geoffroy and Rodney Alleguede are joining forces to prepare an exquisite four course meal, all in support of Dignitas International’s Aboriginal

The race for better diabetes care in Africa starts now

The race for better diabetes care in Africa starts now

From September 17 to October 5, Dignitas International’s Dr. Colin Pfaff will be cycling from northern Malawi to Nairobi, Kenya to raise awareness about the urgent need for better diabetes care in Africa. Find out how you can support him and Dignitas’ efforts to bring lifesaving health care to people around the world by visiting

For all too many marginalized people, access to HIV care is elusive

For all too many marginalized people, access to HIV care is elusive

Montreal Gazette | Dr. James Orbinski and Heather Johnston | July 20, 2016 Source: http://montrealgazette.com/news/world/opinion-for-all-too-many-marginalized-people-access-to-hiv-care-is-elusive *** This week, 18,000 delegates and 1,000 journalists are convening in Durban, South Africa for the 21st International AIDS Conference, one of the largest-ever gatherings of HIV/AIDS researchers, medical professionals, activists and policy-makers. This year’s theme of Access Equity Rights Now