The Black CAP Prevention Program aims to build partnerships in order to create safe spaces for members of the African, Caribbean, Black (ACB) community to participate in culturally sensitive dialogue around their HIV/AIDS, STI risk, sexual health and healthy relationships. The Program works to reach community members under 29 and adults (30+) within the ACB community.
Our Prevention Program is guided by objectives:
- To deliver HIV prevention information to the community and service providers that serve ACB communities
- To work with the community to develop relevant HIV prevention programs that are community-based, culturally appropriate and reflect the realities of risk
- To research the current challenges that ACB communities in Toronto are facing with respect to effective HIV prevention and risk and develop programming
- To collaborate with community partners to deliver prevention programming in Toronto’s ACB communities
Black CAP’s Prevention Program:
- Offers workshops and presentation meant to empower people to make safer choices, reduce HIV related stigma, sexual health, healthy relationships and HIV/AIDS related sigma and discrimination
- Advocacy to engage institutions and community stakeholders in HIV related prevention education
- Referrals to HIV testing, community supports, etc.
- Participate in networks such as the African Caribbean Council on HIV and AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO), etc.
- Condom distribution
To request a workshop or to invite us to do outreach at your event please click here.
Community members are always welcome to join the Prevention Team. The program relies heavily on the support of volunteers to conduct outreach and education. HIV knowledge is not a requirement and training is provided for all volunteers.
This program is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – AIDS Bureau
Senior Prevention Specialist
Phone: (416) 977-9955, ext. 228