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UNAIDS report lists CHABAC as a good practice for ending AIDS by 2030

20 February 2019 – The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean (CHABAC) Network has been listed as a good practice model to help mobilize African, Caribbean and Black communities (ACB) in other countries to consider developing a similar regional hub model to engage ACB communities for country-level impacts funded by their national governments. READ MORE…

CHABAC’s Vision: To end the HIV/AIDS epidemic among the African, Caribbean and Black population in Canada.

CHABAC’s Mission: CHABAC works to strengthen the response to HIV/AIDS epidemics and associated stigma and discrimination among African, Caribbean and Black communities in Canada.

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CHABAC Membership: To become a CHABAC member please fill out this form. You can learn more about CHABAC membership here. Membership is free and benefits include:

  • Information about and access to knowledge translation and exchange activities
  • Networking and information sharing with CHABAC Members from across Canada
  • Active engagement in research and policy dialogue to improve the health and wellbeing of ACB communities across Canada
  • Opportunity for leadership in the response to HIV in Canada’s ACB communities

CHABAC General Membership Terms of Reference

CHABAC Conversation Guide – English

CHABAC Conversation Guide – French

Listserv: On this mailing list we invite Canadian organizations and individuals to share resources and engage in discussions about issues related to HIV and AIDS in Canada’s African, Caribbean and Black communities. Join the CHABAC listserv.

CHABAC’s Latest Resource:


CHABAC is thrilled to present the finalized bilingual version of its Program Science Model Training Resource and the final bilingual working draft of its Program Science Model. We would like to thank all those who contributed to this work, and welcome your feedback and interest in the ACB specific Program Science Model we have developed as part of our PHAC CAF funded project. We look forward to refining this model with feedback from our network, and will be posting a webinar recorded at the Canada Pavillion at AIDS 2020 where CHABAC Co-Chair Kwaku Adomako, CHABAC Coordinator James A. Forbes presented the resource and the background work that went into it to a receptive audience. We would also like to thank CHABAC Co-Chair Dr. Aniela Dela Cruz for her input in developing the presentation.


The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC) Program Science Model (PSM) isan unapologetic interpretation of Program Science through an African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) lens. It presents a program science model that is shaped by the lived experience of ACB communities and agencies charged with supporting them.

ACB communities have a long history of involvement in science, have rich knowledge bases from which to draw, and the use of an ACB-centric program science approach can lead to better results for those living with and at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS. It uses principles of consultation, evidence gathering and evaluation, inclusion and organization to bring about better outcomes and results for ACB people living with HIV. This document will explain principles, key terms and provide you with examples that are relevant to your needs.

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African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day:


On February 7th, 2015, the Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean Network (CHABAC) and its partners led the first annual African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

The African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day helps raise awareness of HIV, promote HIV prevention and contribute to addressing HIV-related stigma in Canada’s African, Caribbean and Black communities

For more information about this year’s African, Caribbean and Black Canadian HIV/AIDS Awareness Day or to find out how you can get involved this February 7th please visit www.blackhivday.ca.