Face it! is a non-profit initiative that aims to promote the recognition of ethnic/racial and gender/sexual diversity within and outside Latin American* communities in Ontario. It offers an interdisciplinary space for groups and individuals who have an interest in community work along the lines of queer, feminist, indigenous, environmentalist, marginalized and anti-oppression analysis and action.
Culturally-Based & Ethno-Specific Services
Iranian Queer Organization (IRQO) is a nonprofit international human rights organization whose mission is to defend the human and civil rights of Iranian gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans individuals living in Iran or as refugees in diaspora. Services include news and Farsi media, legal work, advocacy, supporting refugees, and reports and interviews.
Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network (CAAN) is a not-for-profit coalition of individuals and organizations that provides leadership, support and advocacy for Aboriginal people living with and affected by HIV/AIDS, regardless of where they reside. CAAN offers a multitude of resources, strategies, tool kits, and statistics, as well as youth and community engagement initiatives.
Black Coalition for AIDS Prevention (Black CAP) works to reduce HIV/AIDS in Toronto's Black, African and Caribbean communities and enhance the quality of life of Black people living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Services include HIV/AIDS prevention, outreach, education, support groups, counselling, advocacy, skill-building workshops, practical assistance, youth programs, anti-homophobia initiatives, and newcomer settlement services (including LGBT settlement services).
African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO) provides leadership in the response to HIV/AIDS in African, Caribbean, and Black communities in Ontario. Programs include community outreach and engagement campaigns, capacity-building for service provision agencies, and collaborative community-based research projects. ACCHO also provides fact sheets, statistics, links, and resources.