Annual General Meeting | AGM 2021/22

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention invites you to join us virtually for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2021/22.  Our AGM 2021/22 will be held on

Thursday, 17 November 2022, 6 PM – 8 PM.  

Pre-registration is required to attend. Please register early.

Intake and Mental Health Coordinator

Position Type: Outreach

Supervised by: Mental Health and Direct Services Manager

Salary Range: $49,000 -$52,000

Days per week: 5 (37.5 hours per week)

Department: Outreach/Prevention

Years of Experience: 1 year

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a non-profit, community-based organization that serves Toronto’s diverse African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities. The mission of the agency is to reduce the transmission of HIV within Toronto’s Black communities while enhancing the quality of life of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Our approach to services recognizes that holistic approaches are required as we work with people who are living with, or at risk for, HIV. Black CAP is an inclusive space that provides services to a diverse ACB population that includes newcomers, LGBTQ communities, youth, and other at-risk populations. Operating in downtown Toronto, we are supported by a broad range of government and foundation funders. As an employer we also offer competitive compensation, a comprehensive health benefits plan, an Employee Assistance Program, annual RRSP contributions and access to a wellness program. To learn more visit us at www.blackcap.ca or on social media (Facebook and Twitter) at @BlackCAPTO.

Position Summary:

We are seeking an intake and mental health coordinator responsible for managing our intake processes at Black CAP and supporting our mental health services and referral process es. This individual has a background and/ or education in mental health and support services along with experience operating from a trauma informed lens and harm reduction ap They are comfortable working with folks from varying backgrounds and experiences and are passionate about supporting the ACB community.

The Coordinator will be responsible for client intakes and assessments, coordinating workshops and groups, and providing system navigation support. They will work collaborating with other members of Black CAP’s support team and other Black CAP staff and volunteers to achieve the objectives of the program/ mission of Black CAP.

 * Please note that we strongly encourage candidates from Toronto’s African, Caribbean or Black communities who bring lived and/or employment experience in relation to mental health and harm reduction. We also strongly encourage applicants who are living with HIV to consider this role.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

We are seeking an individual with the following qualifications:

The position is subject to a 3-month probationary period. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.  

Deadline for applications: September 30th 2022

Please forward resume and cover letter to:

Daniella Leacock

20 Victoria St., 4th Floor

email: hiring@black-cap.com

Youth Outreach Worker (Temporary Temp replacement – 11 months) 

Position Type: Support

Supervised by: Mental Health and Direct Services Manager

Salary Range: $60,000-$65,000

Days per week: 5 (37.5 hours per week)

Department: Support

Years of Experience: 1 year

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a volunteer-driven, non-profit, community-based organization. The mission of the agency is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities while enhancing the quality of life of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. We work in partnership with organizations and individuals who support in principle and practice our mission, philosophy and activities.

Position Summary:

Black CAP’s 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-centred approach grounded in trauma-informed practice.

The Program is funded through the Ontario Black Youth Action Plan’s Enhanced Youth Outreach Worker (EYOW) program. EYOW services build resiliency from a culturally specific model and achieve outcomes related to reducing the impact of homophobia/transphobia and HIV stigma among Black youth.

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, EYOWs:

Please note that this maternity leave position that requires a Master’s of Social Work or Counselling Psychology or equivalent and certification/membership in a registered professional association for practitioners in clinical therapy. In addition, we strongly encourage applicants who are members to Toronto’s African, Caribbean or Black communities to apply. We also strongly encourage applicants who are living with HIV to consider this role.

Key responsibilities of this position include:

Provide short-term, counselling and support services to Black youth in accordance with the Stages of Change intervention model adapted for the YOW

We are seeking an individual with the following qualifications:

This is a Bargaining Unit position reporting to the Program Director. The position is subject to a 3 month probationary period. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: 15 November 2022

Please forward your resume and cover letter to the following:

Daniella Leacock

20 Victoria St., 4th Floor

email: hiring@black-cap.com

Mental Health Peer Navigator (2 Positions)

Position Type: Part-time

Supervised by: Mental Health and Direct Services Manager

Hourly rate: $23 per hour

Days per week: 3-4 (22.5 hours per week)

Department: Support

Years of Experience: 1 year

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a non-profit, community-based organization that serves Toronto’s diverse African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities. The mission of the agency is to reduce the transmission of HIV within Toronto’s Black communities while enhancing the quality of life of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Our approach to services recognizes that holistic approaches are required as we work with people who are living with, or at risk for, HIV. Black CAP is an inclusive space that provides services to a diverse ACB population that includes newcomers, LGBTQ communities, youth, and other at-risk populations. Operating in downtown Toronto, we are supported by a broad range of government and foundation funders. As an employer we also offer competitive compensation, a comprehensive health benefits plan, an Employee Assistance Program, annual RRSP contributions and access to a wellness program. To learn more visit us at www.blackcap.ca or on social media (Facebook and Twitter) at @BlackCAPTO.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a mental health peer navigator responsible for supporting the mental health coordinator in service delivery and providing support to our HIV+ and/ or LGBTQ+ clients at Black CAP. This individual is interested and/ or has experience in mental health and community service. Additionally, they have some knowledge or experience of operating from a trauma informed lens and harm reduction approach. They are comfortable working with folks from varying backgrounds and experiences and are passionate about supporting the ACB community.

The mental health peer navigator will be responsible for supporting in the facilitation of Black CAP’s support groups for our ACB HIV+ and/ or LGBTQ+ clients, along with co-creating two (2) wellness retreats for clients, providing system navigation support and intake assessment. They will work collaborating with other members of Black CAP’s support team, specifically the mental health coordinator, and other Black CAP staff and volunteers to achieve the objectives of the program/ mission of Black CAP.

* Please note that we strongly encourage candidates from Toronto’s African, Caribbean or Black communities who bring lived and/or employment experience in relation to mental health and harm reduction. We also strongly encourage applicants who are living with HIV to consider this role.

Key responsibilities of this position include: 

We are seeking an individual with the following qualifications

This is a bargaining unit position reporting to the Mental Health and Direct Services Manager. The position is subject to a 3-month probationary period. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

Deadline for applications: September 30th 2022

Please forward resume and cover letter to:

Daniella Leacock

20 Victoria St., 4th Floor

email: hiring@black-cap.com

Harm Reduction Coordinator (2 Positions Available)

Position Type: Outreach

Supervised by: Director of Programs and Services

Salary Range: $49,000 – $52,000

Days per week: 5 (37.5 hours per week)

Department: Outreach/Prevention

Years of Experience: 1 year

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) is a non-profit, community-based organization that serves Toronto’s diverse African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities. The mission of the agency is to reduce the transmission of HIV within Toronto’s Black communities while enhancing the quality of life of those living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Our approach to services recognizes that holistic approaches are required as we work with people who are living with, or at risk for, HIV. Black CAP is an inclusive space that provides services to a diverse ACB population that includes newcomers, LGBTQ communities, youth, and other at-risk populations. Operating in downtown Toronto, we are supported by a broad range of government and foundation funders. As an employer we also offer competitive compensation, a comprehensive health benefits plan, an Employee Assistance Program, annual RRSP contributions and access to a wellness program. To learn more visit us at www.blackcap.ca or on social media (Facebook and Twitter) at @BlackCAPTO.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a Harm Reduction Outreach Coordinator responsible for managing Black CAP’s Harm Reduction (HR) Program. The individual must have experience working in, and preferably managing, a harm reduction program and effectively overseeing a team in a harm reduction setting. Black CAP’s HR Program conducts prevention and education outreach to a range of clients including youth, adults, clients living with HIV/AIDS and LGBTQ people in areas of Toronto where there are geographic and social concentrations of African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) people.

The coordinator will play a role in strengthening Black CAP’s response to substance using communities and increasing levels of awareness of drug prevention and harm reduction for our clients, staff and community partners. The HR Coordinator will support the part-time peer educator who will assist in HR outreach activities and will help to supervise placement students completing their practical experience in the agency. The coordinator also works collaboratively with other members of Black CAP’s prevention/outreach team and other Black CAP staff and volunteers to achieve the objectives of the program/mission of Black CAP.

* Please note that we strongly encourage candidates from Toronto’s African, Caribbean or Black communities who bring lived and/or employment experience in relation to substance use/harm reduction. Candidates unable to demonstrate this experience will not be considered. We also strongly encourage applicants who are living with HIV to consider this role.

Key responsibilities of this position include: 

We are seeking an individual with the following qualifications:

This is a bargaining unit position reporting to the Program Director. The position is subject to a 3 month probationary period. We thank all applicants; however only those selected for interviews will be contacted.


Deadline for applications: September 30th 2022

Please forward resume and cover letter to:

Daniella Leacock

20 Victoria St., 4th Floor

email: hiring@black-cap.com

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