The Canadian HIV/AIDS Black, African and Caribbean (CHABAC) Network

was founded in 2010 to mobilize a national strategic response to HIV in African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) communities and is currently hosted by HIV Network of Edmonton Society, a charitable organization that is dedicated to making life better for people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS.

The goal of promoting Black Sexual and Reproductive Health is to increase the capacity of Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) programs and services across British Columbia, Manitoba, Alberta, and Ontario to serve ACB communities, particularly women, 2SLGBTQI+ people, newcomers, and Black youth through healthcare provider (HCP) and community capacity building.

Through working group and advisory group sessions, the project is guided by Subject Matter Experts (SME) and people with lived or living experience to co-develop and implement SRH awareness activities and training resources for both HCPs and ACB populations. This investment will help CHABAC Hubs play a central role in reducing barriers to SRH service and information access experienced by Black Canadians through culturally adapted learning materials and capacity building resources.

Afro-Canadian Positive Network of BC

A network for refugees, immigrants, and all Canadians of African origin living with and affected by HIV/AIDS. 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.

ACPNET serves as a Regional Hub actively implementing the Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) project in the province of British Columbia.


 The Initiative will contribute to and report on the Sexual and Reproductive Health Fund (SRHF) outcomes and performance indicators that are relevant to the Initiative. 

The project will contribute to the SRHF outcomes by:

  • Increasing the number of targeted health care providers who access SRH care learning resources to address the needs of ACB communities including women, 2SLGBTQI+ people, newcomers, and Black youth; and
  • Increasing the number of Canadians who face the greatest barriers to SRH care having access to sexual and reproductive health learningresources to make informed SRH decisions.

Target Groups

This project is aimed at meeting the needs of underserved communities by addressing barriers to SRH care services and programming experienced by ACB communities including women, 2SLGBTQI+ people, newcomers, and Black youth. Service users and HCPs will be involved in the project through working and advisory group engagement, consultation sessions and focus groups.

Official Languages

  • The acknowledgement of the Department’s support will be expressed inEnglish and French; 
  • All public signage, communication (oral and written), products andservices will be developed and offered in English and French; 
  • The official-language minority community will be invited to participatewhere appropriate.

Diverse Populations (Sex-And-Gender-Based Analysis Plus)

The project is guided by theoretical frameworks in Intersectional Black Feminism, Black Studies, Black and Queer Activism etc. The organization will continue to acknowledge and center the lived and living experiences of clients first and foremost as it draws conceptually and practically from Black, Indigenous, People of Color and 2SLGBTQI+ thinkers across Canada. With a focus on addressing anti-Black racism in SRH programs and services, the project is enabling and advancing grassroots networks and communities to meaningfully co-direct and inform service design and delivery.

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