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
  • Enhance the quality of life of people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS

Black CAP is an organization that works to reduce HIV/AIDS in Toronto’s Black, African and Caribbean communities and enhance the quality of life of Black people living with or aff­ected by HIV/AIDS. HIV/AIDS is spreading quickly in Toronto’s Black communities and we believe that our work is more important than ever. At this time, Black, African and Caribbean people account for more than one-fifth of all new HIV infections in Toronto, in the early nineties we made up only one-tenth of new HIV infections. Issues of HIV related stigma and discrimination, homophobia, anti-Black racism, immigration, poverty, and barriers to social inclusion also continue to make our work harder.

Black CAP – 416-977-9955 20 Victoria St. 4th Floor Toronto
Joyful Giving 2014

We Cordially Invite You to Joyful Giving

Black CAP is holding its annual Joyful Giving Fundraiser on December 11, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. at urban Space (401 Richmond St. West) and we hope you can join us. This year we'll be celebrating 25years of making "All Black People's Lives Important" and raising funds to support our emergency financial assistance (EFA) program .

This will be our biggest Joyful Giving ever because we'll also be celebrating our 25th anniversary and marking a quarter century of Black CAP's existence. In 1989, a group of leaders came together to increase awareness through education on the transmission and prevention of HIV within the Black community in a culturally specific way. Since this time, we've worked incredibly hard to realize the vision of those who founded Black CAP. Throughout the evening we'll take time to look back and to share the impact of our work.

Fundraising for the EFA program is a priority for Black CAP. Our EFA program supports people living with HIV and AIDS at moments of financial hardship and provides funds to people as they struggle to meet basic needs such as shelter, food and warm winter clothing. This fund makes a real difference in the lives of our clients at especially crucial moments.  


To mark this event we'll be joined by two amazing co-hosts, Tracy Melchor, co-host of CTV's THE SOCIAL and reporter for ETALK and local comedian Quinn C. Martin. We will also be joined by entertainers Gary Beals, Justin Palmer and Caleb Ellis. Joyful Giving is also a cocktail reception; refreshments will be served. We'll also be holding a silent auction.


We hope you can join us. To RSVP please follow this link. If you have any questions please free to contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 416-977-9955.  
Join us for World Pride 2014

Join us for World Pride 2014 to show your pride, to celebrate the LGBTQ community, to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS, challenge HIV stigma and resist homophobia and transphobia. World Pride is one of those events where we can have real conversation with over 1 million people and share our messages with people near and far. The more we engage our community, the more we will influence behaviours in our community. Whether you march with us or not, come visit us at one of our community tables and find out more about how you can be involved in the movement.

Join us for the Trans March on Friday, June 27th. Or join us for the Dyke March on the Saturday, June 28th. Or join us for the Pride Parade on Sunday, June 29th. If you would like to be involved call us at 416-977-9955 for more information.

Watch this page

Watch our page for news about our new website. We'll be launching a website that will contain new information about Black CAP, links to our social media and much more. Stay tuned for updates!!

Join Black CAP for Joyful Giving 2013

We hope you can join us for our 5th Annual Joyful Giving fundraiser on December 5th. Joyful Giving is a fundraiser at an important time of the year as we work to raise funds to provide our clients with a happier and healthier holiday season. All funds raised at this event support our Emergency Financial Assistance Program (EFA). EFA provides our clients with financial support at times of crisis and provides funds for important expenses such as winter clothing, utility bills, food, and other expenses our clients face difficulty covering at this time of year. Join us for an evening of cocktails, entertainment and music by DJ Black CAT.


Joyful Giving

December 5th, 2013

6:30 - 10:00 pm

Stephen Bulger Gallery

1026 Queen St. West (Queen and Ossington) 



Holiday Hours
Please note that our offices will be closed between 5:00 pm on Tuesday, December 24th at noon and 9:00 am on Monday, January 6th. We look forward to seeing you in the New Year and we hope you have a safe and happy holiday season.
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