Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC is a Non-Profit Organization

The ACPNET-BC is an initiative of devoted residents of British Columbia of African origins made up of mostly refugees and immigrants infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Since 2009, we have worked together to provide support, companionship, community, and empowerment based on common cultural background to mitigate the effects of stigma, loneliness, and separation from loved ones while managing life with HIV/AIDS.

Our Vision

To create a society where Refugees, Immigrants of the African origins and all other Afro-Canadians living with HIV in British Columbia have access to equitable healthcare, social support, and opportunities for personal growth.

Our Mission

To provide comprehensive support, resources, and advocacy for Refugees and immigrants of African descent living with HIV in the province of British Columbia. We are dedicated to promoting their physical, mental, and emotional well-being, while fostering a sense of belonging and community empowerment.

Our Core Values


Guiding Principles


Fund Development

Advocacy / Activism

Cultural Safety

Peer Navigation / Outreach

Capacity Building

Community-based Research

Meet The Executive Director

Patience Magagula

Executive Director & Co-founder
Patience Magagula is the current Executive Director and Co-founder of Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC Society (ACPNet), which was founded November 2009. She has actively worked with refugees/Immigrants from Sub-Saharan Africa. She has inspired many. She walks the talk. Her passion is supporting and improving quality of life of refugees and Immigrants LWHIV.  She sits in a number of committees, boards and research organizations. 
As an advocate, her sense of social justice with a knowledge of the
Sub-Saharan African Women’s social terrain is combined with a sense of compassion and ambition that stimulates others to carry on the development work with her. She is a woman of so many hats.
She is a known health educator who have given series of of health promotion talks on socio- structural challenges that act as barriers to black people LWHIV. She has experienced stigma and discrimination as she advocates for black people. She has never failed to give a lending and supporting hand whenever they are needs. she recognizes the values behind sustainability for an underserved community. The connection and network of peer research assistants(PRA) with black community makes the field and office work somewhat easy. She makes sure that the PRA are part of the educational approaches.

Board Members

Board Liason

Board Member at Large

Our Funders

Our Partners


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We educate the community at large and respect confidentiality, acceptance of the service and continued participation in organizational activities and follow up.