Youth from the Caribbean and the Caribbean Diaspora in Canada face many similar issues with respect to the risk of contracting HIV. This fact sheet highlights several key issues affecting both communities of young people.
This gap analysis was undertaken as part of the Strengthening the Capacity of Service Providers to Deliver HIV Prevention Programs to the African Diaspora in Canada project. This project aims to ensure that African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) Communities in Canada are meaningfully engaged in HIV prevention efforts. It also intends to build the capacity of service providers, both mainstream as well as African and Caribbean Diaspora and Black-specific, so that they are better equipped to deliver prevention and other HIV services to ACB communities in Canada.
Provides a demographic profile of African and Caribbean Diaspora populations living in Canada, the USA and the UK;
Details HIV/AIDS statistics from these countries, comparing national rates to those of African and Caribbean Diaspora populations;
Discusses some of the key risk factors and barriers to prevention that specifically impact African and Caribbean Diaspora communities in Canada, the USA and the UK;
Compares and contrasts selected HIV prevention interventions that focus specifically on African and Caribbean Diaspora populations in each of these countries;
Based on the analysis of these interventions, highlights a series of recommendations for organizations doing HIV prevention work among the African and Caribbean Diaspora.
This resource was developed to be used used at the municipal, provincial and national level to enable better planning and delivery of HIV and AIDS programs and services. It is targeted to everyone who is interested or willing to address HIV and AIDS in Black communities in Canada.
HIV/AIDS is having a disproportionate affect on people of African heritage living in Canada. The impact of racism on employment opportunities, access to housing and social mobility is a contributing factor. Other multiple and intersecting factors, such as gender, immigration status, sexual orientation and language also increase vulnerability to and risk of HIV infection.
The objective of the Springboarding a National HIV/AIDS Strategy for Black Canadian, African and Caribbean Communities project is to conduct preliminary research that will contribute to the development of a national HIV/AIDS strategy for Black Canadian, African and Caribbean communities. It was developed in response to the disproportionate number of Black people testing HIV positive and to the need identified, Canada-wide, by AIDS service organizations (ASOs) of how to best respond to the increasing number of Black people for HIV/AIDS services.
CHABAC - Our Story February 16, 2017 Background - A network is born In 2005, ICAD, the African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO) and Women’s Health in Women’s Hands (WHIWH) partnered in respond to the…