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Harm Reduction Coordinator (2 Positions Available)

SEPTEMBER 21, 2022

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 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


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