PHA and LGBTQ Settlement

The settlement needs of Black PHA (people living with HIV/AIDS) and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) community members are especially complex. In many cases, they are unable to access mainstream settlement services as a result of HIV stigma and homophobia. For both populations their plan to migrate to Canada is often initiated as a result of HIV stigma, homophobia, violence, isolation, persecution and trauma in their country of origin. This is an important contextual factor and as a result settlement services must address this reality. Many providers are unable to offer this support in a way that recognizes the specific settlement challenges that Black PHA and LGBT newcomers face.

Black CAP provides extensive settlement supports to PHA and LGBTQ newcomers who require specialized supports. Our objectives include:

The delivery of programming that includes:

This program is funded by Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Kemar Brown
PHA Settlement Coordinator
Phone: 416-977-9955, ext. 288