Use the donation form located at the bottom of this page to make a donation towards the Red Scarf Campaign.  


What is The Red Scarf Project?

This unique awareness event began in London, Ontario and has been held successfully in many communities in Canada.  The concept is simple; create an interactive public awareness art installation that also gives back to the community.


How does The Red Scarf Project work?

Leading up to AIDS Awareness Week (November 24-December 1), volunteers knit red scarves.  To kick-off AIDS Awareness Week, interactive public awareness art installations are set up with hundreds of red scarves lining the streets.  The scarves are free and are taken by community members.  The scarves represent the red ribbon which is the international symbol of HIV/AIDS awareness.  Not only do the scarves help raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, but they also share the warmth for those who may be in need.

Who will benefit?

Although there have been remarkable medical advancements to improve the health of people living with HIV, there is no cure or vaccine to prevent HIV infection.  Stigma and myths about HIV continue to impact the incidence of the virus as well as the lives of people living with HIV.

How can I help?

  • Knit scarves for us! We accept Red Scarf donations for special events/installations throughout our regions beginning in September every year.
  • Join our mailing list to receive all agency updates including future Red Scarf Campaign events



Questions?,  contact Dennis Boyd – Community Engagement Coordinator at cec@aidsnetwork.ca or phone at 905-528-0854 x 234

The AIDS Network would like to thank the following individuals/groups for knitting or providing the red scarves for World AIDS Day 2023.

Mickey A, Nancy T, Yvonne T, Sharon M, Sharon R, Melinda, Wendy R and The Women of Unit 9 from St. Paul’s United Church in Dundas. Grand River Grannies, Bronte Grandmothers from Oakville and Jordan Brown from California, U.S.A


Use the form below to make a cash donation towards the Red Scarf Campaign.  Your donation will help us to supply the knitting materials required to make the red scarves for our volunteers who knit all year round leading up to World AIDS Day.

We use a free platform called Zeffy who will ask for an optional additional donation in support of their platform.

If you do not wish to leave an additional donation to Zeffy, select other amount then leave that field blank.  

Tax receipts are automatically issued by Zeffy.  If you require your tax receipt to be re-issued, please contact community engagement at cec@aidsnetwork.ca or call 905-528-0854 x234