The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign is an initiative of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

We’re walking across Africa!

STRIDE to Turn the Tide

African grandmothers walk for survival every day – to fetch water, to take goods to market or to collect medicine. In solidarity with them, and to join the Foundation’s Virtual Stride to Turn the Tide, we are “walking across Africa.” The Stride takes place between June 1 and 30.

As our team walks, or does another activity, we will combine our totals and, on our way, “visit” communities where the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign has a project.

Please help us exceed our fund-raising goal. For more information about the Stride, to donate, or to join our team, click here.

You can donate to the team, or to a specific member by clicking on their name.

Check back here weekly to map our progress , or go to our team page.

The Stephen Lewis Foundation tells us that “as COVID-19 spreads across sub-Saharan Africa, the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s community-based partners are best placed to protect and support the most vulnerable populations. People affected by HIV and AIDS are particularly at risk, and must not disproportionately suffer the impacts of COVID-19”. To learn more, please click here.

A grandmother and granddaughter embrace: Kenya - Pendeza Africa South Africa - Grandmothers against poverty, HIV and Aids Smiling grandmothers: Uganda - PEFO Grandmothers celebrate: Uganda - PEFO Grandmother and grandchild: South Africa - GAPA
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Grandmother and grandchild: South Africa - GAPA

Grandmothers celebrate: Uganda - PEFO

Smiling grandmothers Uganda - PEFO

South Africa - Grandmothers against poverty, HIV and Aids

A grandmother and granddaughter embrace: Kenya - Pendeza Africa


The Grandmothers of Sub-Saharan Africa are a resilient and heroic group of women. After caring for their own children as they died in the HIV & AIDS pandemic, they have taken on the role of raising their orphaned grandchildren, caring for their physical and emotional needs, and putting them through school. As they grow in self-confidence, they have become pivotal members of their communities, participating in income-generating programs and leading the fight against HIV & AIDS: teaching prevention, supporting those living with the condition, and battling the stigma that still surrounds the disease. Grandmothers have also become advocates for change, fighting for their human rights and those of their families. Through grassroots community-based organizations, The Grandmothers Campaign supports them every step of the way.

As many grandchildren grow older, some are joining with other youth to become leaders in programs to support young people living with HIV & AIDS. In 2017, teenage girls were the largest group to become infected.

Canadian grandmothers have pledged not to rest until their African sisters can rest!

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 Face Masks 

We are making and selling colourful masks, for a suggested donation of $10. Please send us a message through the Contact Us link for more information on how to chose and purchase your mask.

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Glacier Grannies are now accepting Visa and Mastercard.

 Upcoming Meetings  

Held at Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive, Comox 1:30 PM

Upcoming Dates

— 2020 —

Meetings postponed until further notice


Want to know more about the Glacier Grannies? Click here.




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 Face Masks 

We are making and selling colourful masks, for a suggested donation of $10. Please send us a message through the Contact Us link for more information on how to chose and purchase your mask.

click on the images above to view full photos or go to Contact Us to inquire how to chose and purchase your mask.


Glacier Grannies are now accepting Visa and Mastercard.

 Next Meeting 

Held at Comox United Church, 250 Beach Drive, Comox 1:30 PM

— 2020 —

Meetings postponed until further notice



Want to know more about the Glacier Grannies? Click here.



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“We are the backbones of our communities. We form the core of community-based care. With our love and commitment we protect and nurture our orphan grandchildren. Africa cannot survive without us.” - African Grandmothers in the 2010 Manzini Statement