Rize by the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention, is a platform intended for African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) youth living with and affected by HIV in Toronto. Our goal is to engage with youth from ages 16-29 to help maintain a happy and healthy lifestyle by providing resources, education, and care. We hope to uplift the voices and needs of Black youth in the community by providing a safe pace to meet, learn and collaborate with peers. As a by-product of Black CAP, the motto, “Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’ is one we strive to follow as the perspective and experience of youth is often left out of discussions, policy making and care. Rize by Black CAP aims to create a culturally relevant approach to accessing the programs and services provided by Black CAP while maintaining focus on the intersecting needs of youth.

Some of our services include counseling, settlement, peer support, employment, and social support. We empower Black youth to achieve their goals and lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Join us in our mission to create a safer, healthier future for Black youth impacted by HIV.

Group of youth friends laughing while happily sharing pizza

At Black CAP we provide a host of culturally relevant services for ACB Youth in the community: