Over the years, Molly Johnson has received tremendous support from her community. In turn, Molly is passionate about giving back and helping her fellow Canadians in any way she can.
In 1992, Molly started the Kumbaya Foundation to raise funds and awareness for people living with HIV/AIDS. Since its start, the foundation has raised over $1 million and garnered the support of Canadian musicians including The Tragically Hip, Barenaked Ladies and Sarah McLachlan. Kumbaya has become a powerful voice in the international community, further demonstrating Canada cares passionately about the AIDS epidemic.
In addition, Molly supports with various charitable organizations including Casey House, a specialty HIV/AIDS hospital located in Toronto with home nursing care and outreach; she learned from her social worker brother, Ron Johnson, about Community Living Toronto, an organization supporting thousands of individuals with intellectual disabilities searching for accessible and meaningful ways to live in the community; and UNESCO, an organization contributing peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, sciences and culture.
Molly’s great work within the community has been recognized as she was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee medal, and in 2008, was honoured with becoming an Officer of The Order of Canada (O.C.). This rare distinction was given to Molly in tribute to her range of philanthropic work for a variety of causes and for her international contribution to the arts.
Click here for more information about Kumbaya. Want to give to Kumbaya? Wondering where Molly would like those donations to go? Stephen Lewis is doing the work that needs your support. Give generously. stephenlewisfoundation.org Think globally, act locally. Give.
People we support
- The MATCH International Women’s Fund
- Boys and Girls Clubs
- Casey House
- War Child Canada
- Amnesty International
- Theresa Group
- Canadian Womens Foundation
- Daily Bread Food Bank
- Loft Community Services
- The Campaign Against Child Poverty
- Red Cross
- Community Living Toronto
- Sheffield Park Black History & Cultural Museum