Community Engagement in Covid-19: A Practitioner-Led Panel

Thursday April 29, 20213:00-4:30 EST Learn how community-engaged practitioners working across the fields of participatory research, participatory visual methods, community arts, and community facilitation have adapted their participatory work and facilitation to online and remote contexts, and the unique ethical and pedagogical opportunities and tensions that arise. There will also be opportunities to network with others. This event is open to students, community-engaged practitioners, community artists, participatory researchers, and anyone interested in the field. Register by event-brite to receive a personalized Zoom link to join the webinar.  Panelists: Dr. Ananya Banerjee, Assistant… Read More

Learn More: Ontario Midwifery

Learn More: Ontario Midwifery — a video series about Ontario midwifery care that presents public information in honour of Black communities.  LMOM was created with the aim to: increase public awareness about midwifery care and strengthen Black communities’ understanding of their pregnancy care options, increase respect for midwives, and highlight Black midwives in particular, increase representation of Black midwives, students and birthing people so that our communities can see themselves reflected in birth and caregiving stories, encourage members from Black communities to consider becoming midwives. To attend, you can register for the public… Read More

Call for papers: Youth Sexual Health Symposium 2021

We are accepting abstracts for our upcoming virtual conference! See below for details! Thursday, March 25th, 2021 from 12- 4 PM Deadline for All Abstracts: Monday, February 22nd, 2021 The goal of the symposium is to bring together community youth (ages 16-35) who are part of a youth group/organization, not attending University, or would like to get connected with people of similar passions) and university students to share their research and artistic pieces on youth sexual health. The symposium will provide a crucial forum for youth asserting their right for progressive sexual… Read More

Welcome Vibhuti!

We are thrilled to welcome Vibhuti Kacholia as GAAP’s Community-Engaged Learning student for the 2020-2021 year. Vibhuti will be helping us adapt and transition our World AIDS Day and research symposium events to online platforms, and will be supporting a number of our research projects such as Youth Activism Over Time. Vibhuti will also work to compile resources for youth navigating sexual health services in Toronto during the pandemic. Vibhuti is the undergraduate community engaged learning student with GAAP for the 2020-2021 school year. She is a fourth-year student studying a major… Read More

Physics of Black Sexualities

GAAP is pleased to partner on the upcoming event: Physics of Black Sexualities! Please join us! When: Thursday February 27, 2020,  5:00-7:30pm Where: Jackman Humanities – Room 100, 170 St George St., Toronto Physics of Black Sexualities will be a discussion on Blackness, sexuality and what the disenfranchisement of Black queer communities has meant/and what it means today. We know that Black History and Black revolutionary movements would never have been possible without our LGBTQ+ family and we need to be holding critical conversations in BHM to high-light where we, as a… Read More

Disability Express Photo Shoot!

We are pleased to announce an upcoming event hosted by Rainbow’s Pride in Scarborough! Event Details: February 12, 2020, 4-800pm Children’s Peace Theatre 305 Dawes Rd, Toronto LGTBQ+ inclusive, wheel-chair accessible space and washroom, drinks and snacks provided  

Call for papers: Youth Sexual Health Symposium 2020

We are accepting abstracts for our upcoming conference! See below for details! The goal of the symposium is to bring together community youth (ages 16-35 who are part of a youth group/organization, not attending University, or would like to get connected with people of similar passions) and university students to share their research and artistic pieces on youth sexual health. The symposium will provide a crucial forum for youth asserting their right for progressive sexual health education. During the symposium, students, youth, academics, policy makers, and community members working in or interested… Read More

Welcome community engaged learning student,Shannon Jankari!

We are delighted to host Shannon Jankari as our community-engaged learning student for the 2019-2020 academic year. Shannon is the undergraduate community engaged learning student with GAAP for the 2019-2020 school year. She is in her fourth year at the University of Toronto, pursuing a double major in Equity Studies and Women and Gender Studies. Frustrated by the heteronormative, stigmatizing sexual health education she received throughout grade school and secondary school, Shannon is interested in exploring what embodies transformative, engaging, and inclusive sexual health education. As a research assistant in the Department… Read More

Rainbow’s Pride in Scarborough

Rainbows Pride in Scarborough (RPIS) has received funding from Community One Foundation for their project,  Disability Express Photoshoot. RPIS is a proud partner of GAAP. Congratulations RPIS! We are thrilled at this news! RPIS is reaching out to LGTBQ youth or adults who identify as intellectual, physical, and developmental disabilities and all disabilities. Together, they will create their own costumes and props for professional portraits that will be shared at a final exhibit, and widely within the Scarborough community. The project participants a chance to express themselves and feel sex and body… Read More

We want to thank Talia Learner for contributing to GAAP this year (2018-2019) in her role as a undergraduate service learning student! Talia Lerner studies anthropology and sociology at the University of Toronto. She was the secretary of the Gay-Straight Alliance in her high school and taught non-normative sexual health to its members. She also mentored younger LGBT students regarding family and peer issues. She organized GAAP’s Youth World AIDS Day 2018 event which partnered with the Sexual Education Centre at the University of Toronto, PEAK at Planned Parenthood, and SExT to… Read More