A BIT ABOUT US

Working Towards a Better Tomorrow

Here at Alliance for South Asian AIDS Prevention, we see the value in everyone. We want to be a catalyst for positive change, and since our debut, we’ve been driven by the same ideas we initially founded our Nonprofit Organization upon: support, empowerment, and progress, and breaking stigma around HIV. Learn more about our mission, our vision, and how we go about making the changes we want to see.

OUR MISSION

OUR VISION

A world where South Asian, Indo-Caribbean, Middle-Eastern, and related communities come together to determine their health and well-being, free from stigma and discrimination.

We committed to providing culturally responsive and holistic health promotion, support, and settlement services for people from South Asian, Indo-Caribbean, Middle-Eastern, and related communities who are living with, at risk of, or affected by HIV and related health conditions. ASAAP is focused on advocating for racialized LGBTQIA+ communities, specifically in the areas of sexual & mental health.

OUR VALUESC & PRINCIPLES

  • We are committed to creating and sustaining safer spaces for those we serve.

  • We adopt a holistic view of health that includes mind, body, spirit, and relationship to community.

  • We work to maintain sex-positive, queer-positive, and trans-inclusive environments.

  • We work within an anti-oppression framework to promote social justice and equity.

  • We respect the confidentiality and privacy of the people engaged with us.

  • We are committed to the Greater and Meaningful Involvement of People living with HIV/AIDS (GIPA/MEPA) in all aspects of our work.

  • We work from a client-centered perspective and recognize the social, economic, and cultural factors that determine individual health.

  • We strive to be transparent and accountable to all our stakeholders.

  • We are committed to increasing representation and access for underserved populations including women, youth, trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary people.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

We wish to acknowledge this land on which ASAAP operates. For thousands of years, it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work on this land.

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