Youth Harm Reduction

HARM REDUCTION » Youth Harm Reduction

At Black CAP, our mission is to educate and provide support to local youth who may find it
difficult to gain reliable assistance. Black Youth in Canada are already at a disadvantage by
having to battle social injustice within their daily lives, so with the addition of the societal
pressures and influences of becoming your own person, it may seem like all odds are against
you. Our black youth are also much less likely to rely on others for help, due to the negative
stigma in our community around mental health and/or addictions. This is why our
organisation prides itself on providing support to black youth who may not even know they
need it.

Our goal is to help black youth in any way they experience marginalization and inequality.
We provide training, support and resources for youth and community members. We also help
facilitate training for other organizations and community centres to help the youth in their
community, which extends our reach and ability to help more youth across canada. We meet
you where you are.

Here at Black Cap we provide support to youth through many forms of harm reduction. We
prioritise outreach, community engagement and always finding new ways to connect with

  • Conduct naloxone trainings and also distribute both intra-nasal and intra-muscular kits; also
    Cannabis and Youth trainings are presented.
  • Facilitate Harm Reduction 101 trainings and Naloxone Overdose-Prevention workshops.
  • Distribution of hygiene kits which contains; toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, razor, shaving gel,
    shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, wipes, rag, hand sanitizers, lip balm, condoms
    and lubricants. For the woman kits we also add tampons and sanitary pads.
  • We distribute several kits such as Meth kits, Crack kits, Safer sex kits, Hormone Replacement
    kits, Hygiene kits and Foil kits,
  • Conduct outreach in youth center, community centers, also neighborhood such as Reggae
    Lane, Ossington Neighborhood Center, Jane and Finch, Keele and Densely, Allan Gardens
    and Moss Park.
  • Community engagement around Youth accessing services such as communal computer
    rooms, volunteering and counselling.
  • Youth Navigation – youth has a sense of direction to access services at BlackCap and also
    health sectors and mental and wellness support.
  • Folks contacts are maintained ensuring kits are provided and anything else attainable will be


Sholah A. Hill ( He/Him )

Trans Harm Reduction Peer Worker

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

20 Victoria Street, 4th Floor

Toronto, ON M5C 2N8

Number:   647-404-7781

Fax:          416 977 7664



Shavor McKnight

Youth Engagement Ambassador

Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention

20 Victoria Street, 4th Floor

Toronto, ON M5C 2N8

Office      416 977 9955 ext. 303

Cell          437.855.3115





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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