Women’s Prevention

HEALTH PROMOTION » Women’s Prevention

The increasing frequency of unprotected sex, infrequent HIV testing, risk related to recent migration to Canada, HIV stigma and challenges dealing with HIV disclosure require effective prevention programming for ACB women.

Our Prevention Program works to educate women in Toronto about their risks for HIV and STI infection and how to have safer sex & make healthy relationship choices.

Our Women’s Prevention Program is guided by objectives:

  • To design and implement programming to address the specific risks that ACB women in Toronto experience
  • To develop and deliver programming and resources to challenge and address homophobia, discrimination and HIV related stigma in ACB communities
  • To research and monitor the current realities of HIV risk for ACB women and develop responsive programming
  • To collaborate with community partners to deliver prevention programming in Toronto’s ACB women communities
  • Conduct one-on-one outreach in baths, clubs, online and in community spaces to increase knowledge about HIV and STIs
  • Deliver HIV/AIDS and other sexual health education workshops and groups including Sociallite 411(age 15-29) , Pepper Pot (age 30 years and over) , and the MSM Poz Group
  • Provides specific outreach and workshops to MSM youth age 15-29 in communities across the city
  • Outreach at community events such as Pride, World AIDS Day, etc. and other community spaces, particularly those attended by ACB MSM
  • Distribute condoms and other sexual health related information in community spaces that serve ACB MSM community members
  • Support community partners serving MSM in delivering their programs
  • Provide referrals to HIV and STI testing at clinics such as the Hassle Free Clinic


To request a workshop, one-on-one session or to invite us to do outreach at your event please Click Here.

Women community members are always welcome to join the Women’s Prevention Team. The program relies heavily on the support of volunteers.  HIV knowledge is not a requirement and training is provided for all volunteers.

The Community Outreach Program is funded by Toronto Public Health under the Toronto Urban Health Fund.

Mary Yehdego

Prevention Specialist (Lead)


20 Victoria Street, 4th Floor

ON M5C 2N8, Toronto


Mobile    437 855.3222

Office     416 977.9955 ext. 228

Fax          416 977.7664

Email       wprevention@black-cap.com


B.C.A.P works to create culturally relevant outreach, prevention and support services for people infected with, affected by, or at risk of contracting HIV.




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