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Care Coordinator - Trauma Informed Care Project 20210512
May 12, 2021

We are seeking a Care Coordinator responsible for managing Black CAP’s Trauma Informed Care (TIC) project, a specialized trauma focused therapy service for self-identified African, Caribbean and Black men (trans, cis, and other men), who also identify as gay, bi, queer, asexual, and/or as guys who are into/or have sex with guys (ACB gbMSM) with histories of trauma. The individual must have experience working in, and preferably coordinating, a mental health and wellness program while effectively overseeing the communication with clients and therapist. Read More

DJ Versus - DJ Battle
Jun 30, 2021

Think you have what it takes to win the 2021 DJ Versus ACB Community DJ Battle crown? DJ Versus – a three part DJ competition for African, Caribbean & Black DJs.  Ontari based DJ, take advantage of this free opportunity to let your work shine, by submitting a video recording of you while working your magic. If we can see and hear you disc jockeying, this will suffice. The deadline for DJ submissions is on Sunday, 16 May 2021 at 12 midnight. Eight Dj’s will be selected to compete on Saturday May 22nd, creatively and spontaneously.  If you are chosen as one of the favorite  DJ’s, you go on to be a semi-finalist, then to compete for first and second place prizes. Read More

Job Posting: Peer Support Worker 20210424
Apr 24, 2021

Black CAP is seeking an Interim Peer Prevention Coordinator to support the delivery of HIVAIDS and harm reduction prevention and education programming. The Interim Peer Prevention Coordinator is responsible for developing strategies to communicate safely about prevention behaviors with sex partners (negotiating safer sex, disclosure, goal setting) as well developing sex positive strategies for safe enjoyment of sexual activity aimed at reducing unsafe sex practices and increasing treatment adherence. Read More

Job Posting: Youth Outreach Worker 20210424
Apr 24, 2021

EYOWs work with Black youth to develop and enhance their identity, culture and sense of belongingness to their community as a protective factor in their movement through the Stages of Change. EYOWs act as mentors, promote broader opportunities and supports for youth within communities, and advocate for the improvement of access to youth services. More specifically... Read More

Women's Community Kitchen
May 5, 2021

First Virtual Community Kitchen for ACB Women Living with HIV. Read More

Together: Resisting. Supporting. Healing
Apr 17, 2021

For the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, Biphobia (IDAHOTB), Dignity Network Canada and BlackCAP present a virtual panel discussion with Black leaders from a number of national LGBTIQ human rights organizations from Canada, the United Kingdom, The Netherlands and the United States. We are excited to have Debbie Owusu-Akyeeah (Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity), Phyll Opoku-Gyimah (Kaleidoscope Trust, UK), Marie Ricardo (COC Nederland) and Alphonso David (Human Rights Campaign, USA) in conversation with Dignity Network Canada Board Member, Kimahli Powell (Rainbow Railroad). This event is partly sponsored by the British High Commission to Canada and the Embassy of the Netherlands to Canada.  Read More

Acceptability of Sexual Orientation Disclosure Interventions in Primary Care Survey
Apr 1, 2021

Having a hard time coming out to your doctor? Already out to them? Tell us about it.  Help us learn more so we can support men in coming out to their doctors. Read More

ED's Message - Black CAP’s International Transgender Day of Visibility
Mar 31, 2021

On this International Trans Day of Visibility, Black CAP takes this opportunity to honour our African, Black, and Caribbean trans, non-binary and gender diverse family. We celebrate the courage of those who openly embrace their trans identity and extend our support to those who are not yet able to share their truth with the world. However, you choose to navigate this world, we see your beautiful and creative spirits, your powerful voices, and your resilience in the face of challenge as a gift to our community.  Read More

Make-up and Sex
Mar 31, 2021

Let's discuss makeup trends & sexual awareness.   Read More

Blossoming
Mar 22, 2021

Black CAP presents; Blossoming. A Black LGBTQ2S+ Youth arts and writing workshop just in time for you to welcome spring. Bring in the new season with fresh ideas, new friends and a safe space to create, laugh, and virtually connect with one another. Join us on March 22 2021 between 6-7:30pm by register... Read More

Community Lyme
Mar 27, 2021

Come join as the best of Black Toronto's Ballroom scene channel their diva and strut their stuff at Community Lyme, Sat. 27 March 2021 (7-9pm). Rock your Saturday night with DJ Donovan and performances by the fierce Buster Highman and Manny Dingo. Hosted by Anastarzia Anaquway.   Read More

International Women's Day 2021
Mar 8, 2021

"A challenged world is an alert world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day.
We can all choose to challenge and call out gender bias and inequality. We can all choose to seek out and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, we can all help create an inclusive world.
From challenge comes change, so let's all choose to challenge." #ChooseToChallenge
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Let's Talk About Sex(ual Health)
Mar 12, 2021

Join us for a conversation about navigating pleasure and changes while on T. Have questions about PrEP, Party and Play or the new HIV Self Testing? Let's talk about these!! Read More

KAZI Journey To Employment Workshop Series
Feb 16, 2021

Is Your Job Search Getting You the Result You Want? Read More

Webcast: Black Families - Black History Month
Feb 12, 2021

Join in as we celebrate Black History Month with an evening of performances and discussions around Black Families and their contribution to the fabric of Canadian Society.   Read More

Director's Message - Black History Month 2021
Feb 1, 2021

Each February, organizations across the nation turn their attention to the stories, contributions, and cultures of Black Canadians in celebration of Black History Month. Black CAP is proud to be among them. We cannot overstate the imp... Read More

Focus Group Call Out - PrEP Squad TO
Jan 28, 2021

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has launched a new web-based and print resource to increase awareness, knowledge and motivation to begin pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). We are looking for Black gay/bisexual male or transperson who has sex with men, who have seen our resource to share their thoughts on the resource design, features and social marketing elements. Read More

Job Posting: Peer Support Worker
Jan 18, 2021

Black CAP is seeking an Interim Peer Prevention Coordinator to support the delivery of HIVAIDS and harm reduction prevention and education programming. The Interim Peer Prevention Coordinator is responsible for developing strategies to communicate safely about prevention behaviors with sex partners (negotiating safer sex, disclosure, goal setting) as well developing sex positive strategies for safe enjoyment of sexual activity aimed at reducing unsafe sex practices and increasing treatment adherence. Read More

HIV SELF–TESTIN
Jan 11, 2021

Home screening kits for HIV will help prevent community spread and give more options for testing.  Join us as we discuss the in’s & out’s of Ontario's HIV Self  Testing kits.  Read More

An All Ages ACB* LGBTQ HIV+ Women and Non-Binary Folks Initiative
Dec 21, 2020

As ACB Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer (LGBTQ) Women and Non - Binary folks living with HIV have been understudied and seem to be nonexistent, we have created this initiative as a direct result of lack of representation. Our hope is that this initiative will address not just the challenges but also successes experienced by all LGBTQ+ women and non-binary folks living with HIV while we create a community of togetherness, support, hope, safety, acknowledgement and mentorship.  Read More

Job Posting: Womens Support Worker
Jan 6, 2021

Black CAP is seeking a Women’s Support Worker to support African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Women who are living with andor affected by HIVAIDS by providing system navigation support and counselling. In this role, the Support Worker will help address client’s complex care needs through increased access to culturally appropriate supports. Read More

Job Listing: ACB Community Needs Assessment Consultant
Dec 24, 2020

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Job Posting: Harm Reduction Peer Educator
Dec 7, 2020

The Harm Reduction Peer Educator is responsible for leading the Black CAP street outreach team which includes peers and volunteers. Street outreach will focus on high-risk adults with a history of use and will engage ACB people engaged in high-risk activities.   Read More

Focus Group - Trans Employment and Inclusion
Dec 11, 2020

If you Identify as African, Caribbean, or Black; Live in Toronto; and Identify as Transgender or Non-Binary we'd love to hear from you. Register for our focus group today... Read More

World AIDS Day - 1 Dec 2020
Dec 4, 2020

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Sign up for interactive sessions and move to other sessions throughout the event. You will need to register in advance to attend this event.
Registration Closes : DEC 3, 2020 5:00 PM
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Job Posting: Women’s Support Worker
Nov 24, 2020

Black CAP is seeking a Women’s Support Worker to support African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Women who are living with andor affected by HIVAIDS by providing system navigation support and counselling. In this role, the Support Worker will help address client’s complex care needs through increased access to culturally appropriate supports. Read More

Job Postings: Peer Prevention Intervention Assistant
Nov 24, 2020

Black CAP is seeking a Peer Prevention Assistant responsible for client intakes and assessments, coordinating workshops and groups and providing system navigation supports. Read More

Trans Awareness Week
Nov 13, 2020

As the world observes Trans Awareness Week, we at Black CAP want to show our solidarity and support for our ACB Trans and Non-Binary clients, colleagues and community members. Read More

Trans Day Of Remembrance
Nov 20, 2020

Join us for a vigil ceremony to honor those who have passed, followed by a grief support circle facilitated by Teneshia Samuel. Space is primarily for Trans identified folks, though cis friends and family are welcome.  Read More

Networking During Covid-19
Dec 2, 2020

Networking can be tough even in normal times, but today's remote world adds a whole new set of challenges. Since many jobs are not advertised (some would say most) ,the idea is to develop a network of friendly people who share information to help each other. It is best known as a strategy for opening the hidden job market, for getting a good job.   Read More

Community Youth Facilitator
Nov 12, 2020

A youth (16-29) peer leadership and community development pilot project designed to support the wellbeing and skill development of Black Queer and Trans youth in the Greater Toronto Area.  Read More

Trans/Non Binary Service Coordinator
Nov 10, 2020

The ACB Trans and Non-Binary youth plan is a peer led initiative aimed at:

  • Developing a Trans and Non-Binary Youth Service Plan
  • Establishing Youth Employment Partnerships with other service providers
  • Planning a Trans & Non-Binary Consultation
  • Convening an employment Event

Key responsibilities of this position include:   Read More

Are You Interested in Testing Our e-Learning Program?
Oct 2, 2020

This programs focuses on creating an online resource for mental health for the African, Caribbean and Black community. It will be assessable anywhere, anytime. Your participation will aid in the effective and inclusive creation of the content.   Read More

PrEP Squad TO - A New ACB Resource
Oct 1, 2020

Hello Toronto! Welcome to PrEP Squad TO a fresh new online, social media and print resource developed by the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) with funding support from the Engage Intervention Fund. Our resource aims to increase pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) awareness, uptake and access in Toronto’s Black gay/ bisexual male or transpersons who have sex with men (gbMSM) community. It is an adaptation of the PrEP Squad Washington DC campaign, and will provide fun and sexy key messaging about PrEP, mobilize access through community partnerships with local ASOs, healthcare providers, among others. Read More

Annual General Meeting 2020 | Black CAP
Oct 21, 2020

You are invited to attend our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, 21st of October 2020, at 6:00 pm (Online Meeting). Our AGM is an opportunity to update you on Black CAP's work over the past year, share information on where the agency is headed, elect board members, celebrate our achievements and socialize with other members of our community.  Read More

Job Posting: Clinical Youth Outreach Worker
Sep 24, 2020

Black CAP’s Clinical Youth Outreach Program is a multi-agency outreach initiative for at-risk Black HIV positive, queer, questioning and Trans youth aged 12-25. The Program will provide individualized and group supports to youth and their families/caregivers to address the impact of violence, HIV stigma, transphobia, homophobia, anti-Black racism and other determinants of health such as homelessness, substance use, mental health, etc. The Program will include counselling and support services approaches that incorporate Afro-centric, rites of passage, resiliency and stages of change frameworks. The Program will also actively engage HIV positive and LGBTQ Black youth using a collaborative, person-centered approach grounded in trauma-informed practice. Read More

JOB POSTING: ACB TRANS MASCULINE HIV TESTING NAVIGATOR
Sep 21, 2020

Under the general direction of the Director for Health Promotions, The ACB Trans Masculine HIV Testing Navigator will assist the MSM HIV Testing Project Coordinator with program implementation. The navigator will facilitate HIV Testing, Referral and Counseling (TRC) and prevention educational services to the African, Caribbean, Black Trans Masculine (ACBTM) community. The navigator will develop and implement HIV prevention, health promotion and community development initiatives targeting ACB Trans Masculine individuals in Ontario and create supportive environments for those who are HIV+ and/or at risk of infection. Read More

BYOB - Be Your Own Boss
Sep 30, 2020

BYOB focuses on content for the development of Entrepreneurial skills, guides to navigating the Canadian business procedures and qualities or competencies is believed to influence entrepreneurial success. These include relevant sources of information and support, Business Opportunity Identification, Goal setting, Market research, Introduction to Business planning, Business start-up process, Managing Growth and Managing life and Business. Read More

PARTY and PLAY & the Impact on Black Gay Men
Aug 20, 2020

Party and play in Toronto. What is its impact on gay men’s health, understanding choices and chances of substance use in sex play.  
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Socialite 411: The Transgender Reality
Aug 14, 2020

An in-depth discussion: Understanding transgender people in relation to identity, internalized stigma discrimination, transphobia and trauma, HIV and other STIs. Read More

Job Posting: E-Learning Coordinator
Aug 12, 2020

Black CAP's E-Learning Coordinator will create an environment where access to supportive and self-help resources are available anytime, anywhere. Read More

Job Posting: Mental Health Worker
Jul 31, 2020

Black CAP's Wellness and Mental Health Support Program will provide counselling, mental health and addiction services to African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) people living with HIV in Toronto.  Read More

Pepper Pot: Nature vs. Nurture - The Biology of Sexuality
Jul 31, 2020

A Discussion on the debate of sexuality against the backdrop of self discovery, identity and sexual health in relation to previous traumas.  With Dr. Alston George.   Read More

Social Worker (Male) Trauma Informed Care (TIC) Pilot-project for Same Gender Loving Men
Aug 7, 2020

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Cultivate
Jul 21, 2020

In our voice, there is a message. In our writing, there is a story. What we cultivate; creates a path to our purpose. Read More

Black LGBTQ+ Townhall
Jul 17, 2020

Join the discussion on issues affecting Toronto’s African, Black and Caribbean LGBTQ+ Community and our city’s response relating to Anti-Black Racism and coping with Covid-19. Read More

Owning Our Truth
Jul 9, 2020

Join the discussion on understanding who we are as ACB/MSM. Exploring 6 secrets for good sexual health.  Read More

Volunteer Coordinator (Maternity Leave)
Jun 10, 2020

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Statement of Solidarity
Jun 4, 2020

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We are hiring - ACB Queer and Trans Youth Pilot Project Coordinator
May 19, 2020

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We are hiring - Director of Health Promotion
May 14, 2020

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Available Services during COVID-19
Apr 1, 2020

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Black CAP Office Closed
Mar 13, 2020

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