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

The Comox Valley Glacier Grannies

In 2007 a group of women from the Comox Valley was inspired by their African sisters who had risen so willingly to the challenge of bringing up their grandchildren, after their own children had died from HIV and AIDS. Since then, the Glacier Grannies have raised over $450,000 for the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Learn more about our group here.

We raise money through special events, and by creating and selling a wide variety of crafts.

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 die in the HIV and 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 pivotal members of their communities, they participate in income-generating programs, and teach others about HIV and AIDS prevention, treatment and care. Through grassroots community-based organizations, The Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign supports them in their endeavours. As the grandmothers grow in self-confidence they have also become advocates for change, and for the human rights of themselves and their families.

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

Learn more about the Grandmothers Campaign and the Stephen Lewis Foundation here.          - Stephen Lewis Foundation          - Grandmothers Campaign


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Upcoming events

 Red Scarf Campaign 

The Glacier Grannies are taking part in the Red Scarf Campaign. Click on image for information.

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 Craft Sales 

Our craft items make excellent Christmas gifts and decorations. Click here for information on the upcoming fairs where we will be selling our handiwork.  click here


 A request for beeswax 

We are keen to make more of our popular eco-wraps but need to source beeswax. If you have hives and would be willing to donate some beeswax, please get in touch with us through the Contact Us page. We would be very grateful!  click here


  Flash Mob Surprise  

Glacier Grannies surprise shoppers with flash mob.

Click on image to view video

flashmob

Grandmothers Flash Mob for World AIDS Day!

Across Canada, grandmothers and grandmothers put on their dancing shoes and danced to raise awareness for World AIDS Day

Click on the image below to view the video in youtube

flashmob

 Upcoming Meetings  

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

Upcoming Dates

— 2019 —

November 25


— 2020 —

January 27

March 23 (AGM)


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


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Upcoming events

 Red Scarf Campaign 

The Glacier Grannies are taking part in the Red Scarf Campaign. Click on image for information.

?

 Craft Sales 

Our craft items make excellent Christmas gifts and decorations. Click here for information on the upcoming fairs where we will be selling our handiwork.click here


 A request for beeswax 

We are keen to make more of our popular eco-wraps but need to source beeswax. If you have hives and would be willing to donate some beeswax, please get in touch with us through the Contact Us page. We would be very grateful!click here


Flash Mob Surprise

Glacier Grannies surprise shoppers with flash mob.

Click on image to view video

flashmob

Grandmothers Flash Mob for World AIDS Day!

Across Canada, grandmothers and grandothers put on their dancing shoes and danced to raise awareness for World AIDS Day

Click on the image below to view the video in youtube

flashmob


Next Meeting

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

— 2019 —

November 25


— 2020 —

January 27

March 23 (AGM)



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