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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

About our Roots

Africans in Partnership Against AIDS (APAA), is a community-based, Canadian non-profit charitable AIDS service organization serving African communities in the greater Toronto area. Established in 1993, we have continued to support members of the African community in response to the increased need for those living with HIV/AIDS. Our networks have grown to reach across Canada and overseas. 

As we continue to grow to meet the needs of our expanding communities, APAA will continue to make a significant difference and build a welcoming environment for those looking to us for support. Our strength lies not only in the words we stand by but, most importantly, through the actions of our initiatives.

“Act as though you can make a difference. It does!”

 

Help raise awareness and educate communities in a supportive and diverse organization. Volunteers gain Canadian experience and real-life skills working at a non-profit in Toronto.
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making APAA (Africans in Partnership Against Aids) an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is.
This is one of the simplest ways to help out our cause. We believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to get involved. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at APAA.

Programming and Community Engagement

Programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most. Discover more about our innovative campaigns below and get in touch to stay up to date regarding our latest efforts.

Outreach & Support

Collaborative and innovative programming and community engagement are at the core of our strategy. We invest heavily in supporting the development of integrated solutions and delivering reliable tools to those who need them most.

Works to improve HIV awareness among African, Caribbean and Black communities and strengthen education strategies.

 

Increases the capacity and effectiveness of African communities to participate in decision-making through networks and training.

APAA engages in research studies that assist stakeholder to develop effective evidence based and informed HIV/AIDS prevention or support strategies for African communities in Toronto.

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Prevention

The Prevention Program at APAA provides linguistically and culturally appropriate HIV awareness & outreach to reduce HIV risk, increase access to sexual health, promote early HIV diagnosis, and facilitate knowledge of HIV treatment. The Program produces HIV awareness resources both online and in print that are tailored to ACB communities to reduce HIV-related stigma. We work closely with ACCHO strategy workers, other partners, faith leaders, and community agencies. 

Project M

A project for Muslim girls 14-29 Years with emphasis on African/Caribbean heritage. The goal is to raise HIV/AIDS outreach and education in a faith aligned, gender targeted, culturally and linguistically mindful method.

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RESOURCES

CATIE

www.catie.ca

Canada’s source for HIV and hepatitis C information / La source canadienne de reseignements sur le HIV

et I’hépatite C

ACCHO

www.accho.ca

African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario / Conseil des Africains et Caraïbéens sur le VIH/sida en Ontario

WHIWH (WOMEN’S HEALTH IN WOMEN’S HANDS)

www.whiwh.com/

The Mandate of Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (WHIWH) Community Health Centre is to provide primary healthcare to racialized women from the African, Black, Caribbean, Latin American and South Asian communities in Toronto and surrounding municipalities.

CANADIAN AIDS SOCIETY

www.cdnaids.ca/

Canadian AIDS Society, Nationally focussed, Community based. / Une vision nationale, une base communautaire.

AIDS COMMITTEE OF TORONTO (ACT)

www.actoronto.ca/

Information on HIV, AIDS, and safer sex. Connect to services and events at the AIDS Committee of Toronto or in the Toronto region

HIV & AIDS LEGAL CLINIC ONTARIO (HALCO)

www.halco.org

HALCO provides free legal services for people with HIV/AIDS in Ontario.  As people who are diagnosed with HIV can have a wide variety of legal questions, from concerns relating to disclosure, privacy, access to health care, and immigration law to social assistance and employment-related questions, we ask that you kindly refer everyone who is diagnosed with HIV to us for free legal advice.  People can call us directly at 416-340-7790 or toll-free 1-888-705-8889 to speak with our caseworker on intake.  We have intake for new inquiries on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

TORONTO PEOPLE WITH AIDS FOUNDATION (PWA)

www.pwatoronto.org/

We engage people living with HIV/AIDS in enhancing their health and well-being through practical and therapeutic support services and broader social change, and we inspire them to live into their dreams and discoveries.

ONTARIO AIDS NETWORK (OAN)

www.ontarioaidsnetwork.ca/

The Ontario AIDS Network (OAN) is a network of community-based organizations which were formed as a grass-roots response to needs for AIDS services and information.

ONTARIO HIV TREATMENT NETWORK (OHTN)

www.ohtn.on.ca/

The Ontario HIV Treatment Network (OHTN) is a nonprofit organization that funds and conducts HIV research and provides education, capacity building, evaluation services, data collection and monitoring for HIV services in Ontario.

TORONTO HIV/AIDS NETWORK (THN)

www.torontohivaidsnetwork.org

The Toronto HIV/AIDS Network includes AIDS Service Organizations, HIV-related programs, people living with HIV/AIDS, community members, and broader organizations that have an impact upon the lives of people living with and at risk of HIV/AIDS.

ACTION POSITIVE VIH/SIDA: SERVICES VIH À TORONTO

www.actionpositive.ca/

Action positive offre des services gratuits en français aux personnes affectés par le VIH/sida, avec une approche respectueuse des droits de la personne.

BLACK COALITION FOR AIDS PREVENTION (BLACK-CAP)

www.blackcap.ca

The Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to respond to the threat of HIV and AIDS in Toronto’s African, Caribbean and Black communities.

ASIAN COMMUNITY AIDS SERVICES (ACAS)

www.acas.org/

A charitable, non-profit, community-based organization located in Toronto, Canada. We provide safer sex education and services to the East and Southeast Asian communities and support services to persons living with HIV/AIDS and members of the LGBTQ communities.

ALLIANCE FOR SOUTH ASIAN AIDS PREVENTION (ASSAP)

www.asaap.ca/

A support organization for South Asians infected with and affected by HIV. Services are available in languages including Tamil, Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi.