Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA), is a community-based, Canadian non-profit charitable organization serving the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). In 1993, APAA was established by members of the African community in response to the increased need for services intended to assist Africans living with HIV/AIDS. APAA was incorporated in 1994.
Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA), is committed to the provision of HIV/AIDS education in a linguistically and culturally sensitive context. APAA believes that a supportive environment is essential to the well-being of people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), as well as to the well-being of their partners, families and friends.
APAA believes in the health and dignity of people living with HIV/AIDS (PHAs), recognizing the difficulties that African people face when they are infected or affected by HIV/AIDS. APAA continues to respond to an increasing number of requests for practical and emotional support from a diverse clientele, but especially from people living with HIV/AIDS within African communities.
To create a stable organization and community response to the impact of HIV/AIDS through capacity development, partnership, growth and community development and involvementTo create a stable organization and community response to the impact of HIV/AIDS through capacity development, partnership, growth and community development and involvement
We believe in GIPA principle – greater Involvement of People living with and affected by HIV/AIDS in the response to HIV/AIDS treat HIV positive people with dignity and respect commitment to affect and effect change within the African community shared responsibilities and team spirit.
We value on client centered services where confidential, responsive, caring, respectful and non-judgmental services are delivered promoting an active role of clients and communities in planning and implementing their services.
We view HIV/AIDS as more than a medical condition and acknowledge and respond to its social and economic impacts.Respect for diverse cultural traditions and service needs value informed choices on our care and prevention efforts programs are inclusive of the African Diaspora and its diversity accountability, responsibility, and obligation to the people we serve. Respects the rights of all people of different sexual orientation.