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Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Harm Reduction

Group Name: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Harm Reduction

Description: Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to meet its mission in our Black communities. Our work is also guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, and it stands as a reminder of the importance of our commitment to our community. The Mission of Black CAP is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and to enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Harm reduction supplies (e.g. needles, condoms, crack stems, etc.) for anyone requiring them. Harm reduction practices are dedicated to reducing the social, health, and economic harms associated with activities such as substance use, drug distribution, sex and sex work. Harm reduction commits to meeting people where they are to reduce the risk of infections, communicable diseases, overdose, and violence.

Where: 20 Victoria St. 4th floor | Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

When: First and third Wednesday of every month. Drop in during business hours.

Contact: Andrea 416-977-9955 Ext. 254 | info@black-cap.com | www.black-cap.com

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Pepperpot

Group Name: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Pepperpot

Description: Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to meet its mission in our Black communities. Our work is also guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, and it stands as a reminder of the importance of our commitment to our community. The Mission of Black CAP is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and to enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Pepperpot is a free support group for gay, bisexual and MSM men. The group meets monthly. *** For men 29 years and up.

Where: 20 Victoria St. 4th floor | Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

When: Last Friday of every month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Anthony Baccas 416-977-9955 Ext. 242 | men2gether@black-cap.com | www.black-cap.com

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Socialite 411

Group Name: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – Socialite 411

Description: Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to meet its mission in our Black communities. Our work is also guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, and it stands as a reminder of the importance of our commitment to our community. The Mission of Black CAP is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and to enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

Socialite 411 is a free support group for gay, bisexual and MSM youth. The group meets twice monthly.

Where: 20 Victoria St. 4th floor | Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

When: Every other Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Jed 416-977-9955 Ext. 252 | info@black-cap.com | www.black-cap.com

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – The Rainbow Sisters

Group Name: Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention – The Rainbow Sisters

Description: Founded in 1989, the Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) has worked to meet its mission in our Black communities. Our work is also guided by our motto, ‘Because All Black People’s Lives Are Important’, and it stands as a reminder of the importance of our commitment to our community. The Mission of Black CAP is to reduce the spread of HIV infection within Toronto’s Black communities and to enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

The Rainbow Sisters is a free support group for women only. Women who wish to attend this group’s meetings must identify as being LGBTTIQQ2SA.

Where: 20 Victoria St. 4th floor | Toronto, Ontario M5C 2N8

When: Fist Monday of every month from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.

Contact: Kemar Brown 416-977-9955 Ext. 288 | info@black-cap.com | www.black-cap.com

Positive Youth Outreach (PYO) – Youth living with HIV

Group Name: Positive Youth Outreach (PYO) – Youth living with HIV

Description: Since 1983 ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) has developed programs and services that respond to the changing needs of the communities it serves. ACT provides support services that empower men, women and youth living with HIV to achieve self-determination, informed decision-making, independence, and overall well-being. We do this through programs such as counselling, information provision, social support activities and programs that help people with HIV return to work.

Peer support for young people age 29 and under living with HIV. Drop-in is held from 2 – 5 pm, and discussion groups 6 – 8 pm every Thursday. Monthly workshops! To find out more, call us.

Where: 543 Yonge Street, 4th floor | Toronto ON M4Y 1Y5

Contact: PYO 416-340-8484 ext. 265 | wwww.actoronto.org | pyo@actoronto.org

ACT – Portuguese-speaking Men’s Outreach

Group Name: ACT – Portuguese-speaking Men’s Outreach

Description: Since 1983 ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) has developed programs and services that respond to the changing needs of the communities it serves. ACT provides support services that empower men, women and youth living with HIV to achieve self-determination, informed decision-making, independence, and overall well-being. We do this through programs such as counselling, information provision, social support activities and programs that help people with HIV return to work.

We develop and distribute safer sex materials and sexual health promotion information for Portuguese-speaking gay/bi men. Discussion groups, workshops and opportunities for community engagement through ‘Ponto de Encontro’. For more info visit www.actoronto.org/portugues, or call.

Where: 399 Church Street, 4th floor | Toronto, ON, M5B 2J6

Contact: Bruno Bini 416-340-8484 Ext. 242 | www.actoronto.org | bbini@actoronto.org

ACT – Counselling for people with HIV

Group Name: ACT – Counselling for people with HIV

Description: Since 1983 ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) has developed programs and services that respond to the changing needs of the communities it serves. ACT provides support services that empower men, women and youth living with HIV to achieve self-determination, informed decision-making, independence, and overall well-being. We do this through programs such as counselling, information provision, social support activities and programs that help people with HIV return to work.

We provide free, confidential counselling to anyone who is living with HIV. Counsellors will meet with you at ACT, over the phone, or in other locations, such as coffee shops. There is no need to give a real name if anonymity or confidentiality is a concern. Couples counselling, grief/bereavement counselling, and counselling for a partner of someone with HIV, are all available. To book an appointment call or drop by ACT: a counsellor is available – without an appointment – on a first come first serve basis, Monday – Friday.

Where: 399 Church Street, 4th floor | Toronto, ON, M5B 2J6

Contact: 416-340-2437 | www.actoronto.org

ACT – Buddy Program for Persons who are HIV positive

Group Name: ACT – HIV/AIDS Support

Description: Since 1983 ACT (AIDS Committee of Toronto) has developed programs and services that respond to the changing needs of the communities it serves. ACT provides support services that empower men, women and youth living with HIV to achieve self-determination, informed decision-making, independence, and overall well-being. We do this through programs such as counselling, information provision, social support activities and programs that help people with HIV return to work.

This program matches people living with HIV with a trained volunteer that can provide confidential friendly support. A buddy can meet with you at ACT, in your home, or at other locations (for example at a coffee shop. For more information or to register for a buddy call.

Where: 399 Church Street, 4th floor | Toronto, ON, M5B 2J6

Contact: 416-340-8484 Ext. 283 | wwww.actoronto.org

2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

Group Name: 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations

Description: 2-Spirited People of the 1st Nations is a non-profit social services organization whose membership consists of Aboriginal gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in Toronto. Due to the AIDS epidemic, the organization was prompted to have health, counseling and advocacy expertise.

The 2-Spirits organization’s programs and services includes:

  • HIV/AIDS education
  • Outreach
  • Prevention
  • support and counselling

Where: 145 Front Street East, Suite 105 | Toronto, ON M5A 1E3

When: Please call for more information.

Contact: 416-944-9300 | info@2spirits.com | www.2spirits.com

The Teresa Group – New Mom’s Group

Group Name: The Teresa Group – New Mom’s Group

Description: The Teresa Group is a community-based charitable organization specifically serving children affected by HIV and AIDS and their families.

Since 1990 The Teresa Group has evolved from providing support to a handful of children and families to an organization with a dedicated team of professional staff providing a broad range of compassionate front line services to hundreds of local children and families affected by HIV and AIDS. The Teresa Group also coordinates a Provincial program to distribute infant formula to new moms living with HIV and is a founding member and fiscal agent for the global Coalition on Children Affected by AIDS. The Teresa Group and the Coalition co-organize an international symposium affiliated with each International AIDS Conference. The Teresa Group provides leadership through example, information, education and innovation.

New Mom’s Group provides a safe place for moms to connect with others who have a baby and who also live with HIV. The activities are designed to engage, teach and stimulate as new moms and their babies get to know one another in their first year together. Many topics are covered including nutrition, and age and stage of development, and there is always time for songs and stories. This group helps reduce the isolation many new mothers experience.

Where: 124 Merton Street, Suite 300 | Toronto, ON M4S 2Z2

When: Call for more information.

Contact:  416-596-7703 | info@teresagroup.ca | www.teresagroup.ca

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