ACCHO envisions for African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ontario, an environment that is supportive of those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS, and free of new HIV transmissions.
ACCHO provides leadership in the response to HIV/AIDS in African, Caribbean and Black communities.
The report ACCHO – Engaging Communities and Supporting Action on HIV/AIDS among African, Caribbean and Black Communities in Ontario documents the history of ACCHO from our beginnings to 2010, and highlights some of our key milestones along the way. We are proud to have come from African, Caribbean and Black communities to address our own needs. For Us, By Us, About Us – Always!
This ACCHO Legacy video showcases ACCHO, while highlighting issues related to HIV/AIDS affected African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ontario.
OUR 6 Guiding Principles
We, along with the communities we exist to serve across Ontario, continue to watch in horror and grief at the events taking place south of our border. And we are reminded that this deadly collision of race, power and rights is not restricted to south of our border: anti-Black racism is alive in Canada as well. Our work responding to HIV in Ontario’s African, Caribbean and Black communities has us walking at the edge of the margins of our society on a daily basis. We see what racism and violence do to communities, to generations, and we denounce it vehemently.
Enough is enough!
We stand in solidarity with all those who are speaking out and are acting with hope and dignity. We are tired of praying that victims rest in power; we demand that all people of colour in our province and in our country live in power; it is overdue.
ACCHO – African Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario