Effective April 8, 2021, the Provincial government has declared a state of emergency and issued a province-wide stay-at-home order.

Services and hours listed on this page may be impacted in response to increased restrictions. Please contact organizations and programs listed here prior to visiting in person in order to receive the most up to date information on services.

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

Contact Information
Office Phone 416-977-9955
Fax 416-977-7664
E-Mail info@black-cap.com
Website www.blackcap.ca
Social Media Facebook Facebook: www.facebook.com/blackcapto
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Agency Information
Description (Agency) Registered Charity
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Primary Executive Gareth Henry, Executive Director
Funding United Way - United Way Greater Toronto
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) COVID-19 -- physical offices are closed * health promotion and support still offered by phone, video conferencing, social media * for support call 416-831-9729 or email e.akan-essien@black-cap.com for information * Health Promotion -- weekly check-ins with group participants, groups sessions for MSM Outreach and Trans Women programs, street outreach on hold, may provide drug use kits on a call-in and drop-off basis * Online support groups -- Mental Health and Wellness 416-606-6190, Self Care Circle 416-659-2591, Life Tips Thursdays to cope with isolation 416-831-9729 * assistance and advocacy support as needed


HIV/AIDS education, prevention and support, including information on HIV and STI (sexually transmitted infections) risk, sexual health and healthy relationships * community workshops and forums, outreach, training for professionals and organizations, culturally specific materials * prevention programs for youth, women, and gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, trans and other men who have sex with men (MSM) * community-based * volunteer opportunities

Community Outreach Program -- focus on heterosexual youth and adults * sexual health awareness and education, and harm reduction

Harm Reduction -- inhalation and injection kit exchange, street outreach * drop-in for substance using and under-housed individuals * school and community-based workshops on harm reduction and substance use

Support Programs -- counselling and support for Black people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS, including referrals and follow-up, practical assistance, home and hospital visits, treatment, support groups * housing and employment support * youth program * child care and emergency financial assistance for eligible clients

Settlement Program -- counselling, support, outreach and prevention for Black, African and Caribbean immigrants and refugees, including LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) individuals * Refugee Settlement Program -- orientation, information and referrals, and assistance accessing services * assistance with immigration system * practical supports such as accompaniment to appointments, form and documentation completion and emergency financial assistance * housing and employment help * assistance in finding a doctor and living with treatment * language and skills development * interpretation and translation * social opportunities

Member agency of Toronto Drop-in Network (TDIN)
Hours Mon-Fri 9 am-5 pm * after hours by appointment * harm reduction drop-in -- 1st and 3rd Wed of each month, 6 pm-8 pm
Areas Served Durham Region ; Halton Region ; Peel Region ; Toronto ; York Region
Boundaries Greater Toronto Area
Eligibility Ages: 16 year(s) and up 
Youth and adults 16 years and older in the Black, African and Caribbean communities
Application Call, email or walk in * intake appointment and assessment required * visit website for support group schedule
Languages English ; French ; Interpretation available for African and Caribbean languages - call for details
Fees None
Site Information
Located In Community Toronto Downtown Central
Address & Map
20 Victoria St, 4th Fl
Toronto, ON M5C 2N8
View Google Map
Intersection Yonge St and King St E
Physical Access Wheelchair accessible - call ahead
Categories and Classification
HCSD Main Heading Community Programs ; Disabilities ; Employment / Training ; Health Care ; Housing / Shelter ; Income Programs ; Newcomers ; Older Adults
HCSD Sub Heading Assistance Programs ; Career Counselling ; Disabilities Employment Program Resources ; Disabilities Employment Programs ; Drop-In Centres ; Help to Find Housing ; Home Support ; Home Support Programs ; Immigration / Sponsorship ; Interpretation / Translation ; Newcomer Employment Programs ; Newcomer Employment Resources ; Newcomer Settlement Services ; Programs for Home Support ; Refugees
Service Categories AIDS/HIV Prevention Counselling ~ Black Community ; AIDS/HIV/STD Prevention Supplies ~ Black Community ; Career Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; Career Counselling ~ Black Community ; Cultural Transition Counselling ~ Black Community ; Disease Prevention Programs ~ AIDS/HIV ; Disease/Disability Information ~ AIDS/HIV ; Drop In Centres for People at Risk ~ Black Community ; Drug Use Disorder Education/Prevention ~ Grade School Students ; Friendly Outreach Programs ~ AIDS/HIV ; Friendly Outreach Programs ~ Black Community ; Health/Disability Related Counselling ~ AIDS/HIV ; Health/Disability Related Support Groups ~ AIDS/HIV ; Housing Search Assistance ~ AIDS/HIV ; Housing Search Assistance ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Immigrant Benefits Assistance ~ Black Community ; Immigrant/Newcomer Accompaniment Programs ~ Black Community ; Immigrant/Refugee Employment Programs ~ Black Community ; Interpretation/Translation ~ Black Community ; Needle Exchange/Distribution Programs ~ Black Community ; Newcomer Settlement Services ~ Black Community ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Professional Skills Development Support ~ Black Community ; Refugee Claims Legal Assistance ~ Black Community ; Safer Sex Education ~ Black Community ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Immigrants/Refugees ; Street Outreach Programs ~ Black Community ; Subject Specific Public Awareness/Education ~ AIDS/HIV Issues ; Substance Use Disorder Drop In Programs ~ Black Community ; Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance ~ AIDS/HIV ; Undesignated Temporary Financial Assistance ~ Black Community ; Volunteer Opportunities

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