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 of Disability Studies and co-editor of the journal Knots, Shannon analyzes the complex relationship between disability and desire in this year’s issue. She hopes to be able to apply this knowledge to the collective, creative resistance work that GAAP performs. She will be working with the university’s Sexual Education Center, where she formerly volunteered, as well Planned Parenthood and SExT, as they plan events for the coming year, including World AIDS Day and the Sexual Health Symposium.

Welcome Shannon!


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 positive, while also decreasing ableism, sexism and discrimination in the larger community. They have will have a photographer, makeup artist and hair stylist available.

Are you interested?

RPIS is seeking 15-18 participants for:

  • 6 costume, burlesque, drag queen and king workshops
  • a professional photoshoot

Tokens, snacks and food provided

For more information or to sign up contact, Rainbow at <inforainbowspride@gmail.com>

RPIS disability photoshoott image

Through the Lens of Consent – A photo exhibit!

Please join us for the opening reception of the photo exhibition “Through the Lens of Consent” by East and Southeast Asian non-binary and cis and trans woman. Event sponsored by Asian Community AIDS Services; New College; and Gendering Adolescent AIDS Prevention (GAAP)

Arts-based evaluation workshop – March 2019

Please save the date!

March 8, 2019, 9:30-4:30. Details to be announced soon!

Website Updates

We’re under construction!

The GAAP website is currently under-going renovations. We’re looking to launch our new website in 2019. The new website will archive past and present projects we’ve conducted over the past 15 years. Stay tuned for updates.