Nominations are now being accepted for CAHR’s Red Ribbon award. Application deadline is December 14, 2015. Send your nomination to using the nomination form.


Established in 2001, the Red Ribbon Award is presented annually by CAHR for outstanding service to the cause of research in a way that has increased our understanding of the treatment and prevention of HIV/AIDS, while enhancing the quality of life of those living with this disease.

The ideal nominee should possess the following qualities:

  • commitment to the involvement of affected communities in HIV research;
  • professional and/or volunteer service over several years to the cause of research;
  • strong voice in support and/or advocacy for the role of research in HIV prevention or treatment;
  • use of evidence in HIV prevention or treatment work, activities, publications etc.;
  • contribution in promoting excellence in HIV research;
  • collaboration and cooperation with HIV research communities;
  • engagement in ongoing dialogue and knowledge exchange between HIV research communities and the broader AIDS and PLWA community;
  • current or previous residence in Canada over several years; and
  • demonstration of these criteria in a primarily Canadian setting or in Canada and internationally.