The program has a team of two case managers and has three main components:
The HIV / AIDS program provides free services to the Francophone population of Toronto living with HIV / AIDS, affected by the infection or at risk of contracting it. Our priority population is the Afro-Caribbean and black community, men who have sex with men and women at risk. Our services and activities are offered without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, culture, religion, beliefs or age.
HIV / AIDS caseworkers provide case management services and supports for HIV-positive clients. The overall goal is to support clients to optimize their wellness and independence, and promote prevention of HIV transmission.
Case managers accompany and assist people living with HIV / AIDS to navigate the medical and psychosocial services system on the one hand and provide regular assistance with life problems such as housing, income, legal representation, employment. On the other hand, they ensure:
Support for people living with HIV / AIDS is offered to individuals and groups. Living with HIV / AIDS involves dealing with many emotional stresses and upheavals. Support groups are useful for meeting others who have experienced the same challenges and discussing with them, sharing educational and recreational activities to break isolation, and enhance one’s social well-being. Respect and confidentiality apply to all unconditionally at these meetings.
Support for those affected by HIV / AIDS or at risk of HIV / AIDS will also be available to individuals and groups, to help meet their needs and especially to prevent HIV / AIDS transmission, and as a caregiver.
Afro-Caribbean focus groups aim to create a privileged space and time for members of African and Caribbean communities. These meetings have the following objectives:
Respect and confidentiality are required for all participants. Please book your participation in advance.
The goal is to raise awareness and educate the French-speaking population on safe behavior, and reduction of harm and stigma. Staff lead workshops on various topics related to sexual health, HIV / AIDS, hepatitis C, risk behaviors, diversity and anti-oppression, homophobia, GIPA / MIPA, etc.
If you would like to organize a workshop in your community on HIV / AIDS awareness and information, send us your request and a counselor will assist you in developing an information session for your group.
Call us at 416 922-2672 to make an appointment as soon as possible.
List of all HIV-AIDS services in French available in Toronto (click on image to enlarge):