Press Releases

Media Advisory: Dr. James Orbinski, Stephen Lewis and K’naan to urge Parliament to pass Bill C-393

International Humanitarian Activists rally in support of accessible medicines for all Toronto, March 8 – Just hours before the third reading vote on legislation to reform Canada’s broken Access to Medicines Regime (CAMR), international humanitarian activists Dr. James Orbinski, Stephen Lewis and Juno Award-winning artist K’naan will be visiting Parliament Hill to urge MPs and

NGO Leaders: Distorted Claims About Global Fund Grants Hurt the Poor

Ottawa, February 3, 2011 – Some recent media reports regarding misuse of grants from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are misleading, sensational and damaging not only to the Fund but to the millions of impoverished and vulnerable people around the world that it has saved. The Global Fund has a commitment

Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Cheyenne Jackson, Kelly Rowland Help Raise More Than $1 Million for amfAR & Dignitas at Cinema Against AIDS Toronto

Event presented by Kenneth Cole Reaction, Rimmel London, and Sullivan Entertainment Toronto, September 13, 2010 – Martin Sheen, Emilio Estevez, amfAR Ambassador Cheyenne Jackson, Kelly Rowland, Emmanuelle Chriqui, Ryan Kwanten, Dignitas co-founder Dr. James Orbinski, and amfAR Chairman Kenneth Cole joined the Toronto community last night to raise more than $1 million at the second

amfAR & Dignitas to Partner on Cinema Against AIDS Toronto

Linda Evangelista, Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen to Chair New York, NY, September 1, 2010 – On September 12, 2010, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research and Dignitas International will partner once again on Cinema Against AIDS Toronto during the International Film Festival. Linda Evangelista, Emilio Estevez and Martin Sheen will serve as chairs of

Dignitas International Signs $9.2 Million Agreement with USAID to Save More Lives

Toronto, June 17, 2010 – Dignitas International has signed a USD 9.2 million Cooperative Agreement to fight HIV in Malawi with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). As part of this Agreement, Dignitas is committed to matching USAID’s contribution of $4.6 million with funding from other donors. This grant will help Dignitas expand

Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity – Torontonians Come Together in Yonge-Dundas Square to Fight AIDS in Africa at Fourth Annual Race for Dignity Challenge

Toronto, June 4, 2010 – On Saturday, June 5, hundreds of Torontonians will get moving in response to HIV/AIDS in Africa at the fourth annual Race for Dignity Challenge, an 8-hour spinathon in Yonge-Dundas Square to raise funds for Dignitas International’s life-saving HIV/AIDS-related work in Africa. The event features eight hours of live entertainment, including

Dignitas International Congratulates Co-Founder Dr. James Orbinski on Appointment as Officer of Order of Canada

Toronto, January 7, 2010 – Dr. James Orbinski, Canadian humanitarian and co-founder of Dignitas International, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition of his contributions as a physician who has worked to improve healthcare access and delivery in developing countries, and as an advocate for those who have been silenced by

Inaugural Cinema Against AIDS Toronto Raises over $700,000 for amfAR and Dignitas International

SARAH McLACHLAN, SARAH FERGUSON, DUCHESS OF YORK, MICHELLE YEOH, MIRANDA RICHARDSON, EVE, TERRY GILLIAM, BILL NIGHY AMONG ATTENDEES Toronto, September 16, 2009 – Sarah McLachlan, amfAR Ambassador Michelle Yeoh, Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York, Miranda Richardson, Deborah Cox, Eve, Terry Gilliam, Bill Nighy, James Purefoy, Verne Troyer, Dignitas co-founder James Fraser, amfAR CEO Kevin Robert

amfAR and Dignitas to Partner on Inaugural Cinema Against AIDS Toronto

SARAH MCLACHLAN TO PERFORM, MICHELLE YEOH TO CHAIR EVENT PRESENTED BY SULLIVAN ENTERTAINMENT New York, NY, August 11, 2009 – On September 15, 2009, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, and Dignitas International will partner on the first-ever Cinema Against AIDS event during the Toronto International Film Festival. amfAR Ambassador Michelle Yeoh will serve as

Third Annual Race for Dignity Challenge at Yonge-Dundas Square

Toronto Fundraiser for HIV/AIDS Treatment in Africa Gathers Speed Toronto, June 30, 2009 – On Sunday, July 5, 2009, Dignitas International is inviting Toronto residents to get moving in response to HIV/AIDS in Africa by joining or supporting dozens of teams of bike spinners at Yonge-Dundas Square in downtown Toronto from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00