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Statistics

African, Caribbean and Black People in Canada

  • According to the 2006 Canadian Census, there were 783,795 African, Caribbean and Black people living in Canada, representing about 2.5% of the country’s population.
  • Black people comprised 3.9% (or 473,765) of the population of Ontario (n=12,028,895). Therefore, 60% of Canada’s Black population resided in Ontario.


  • HIV in Canada

  • An estimated total of 65,000 people were living with HIV infection in Canada as of December 2008.3
  • Of these, 9,250 people were from Africa and the Caribbean, representing 14% of HIV-infected persons in Canada.
  • In 2008, there were an estimated 2,300-4,300 new HIV infections in Canada, of which 370-690 (16%) were among persons from Africa or the Caribbean. This latter number includes HIV-infected persons newly arriving in Canada as well persons living in Canada newly infected.

  • For more information on HIV in African, Caribbean and Black communities in Canada, download our factsheet, HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Mother-to-Child Transmission Among African, Caribbean, and Black (ACB) Populations in Canada As Of 2008. 


    HIV in Ontario

  • An estimated 26,627 people were living with HIV in Ontario as of December 2008
  • Of this number, 4,878 people living with HIV were in the HIV-endemic category (i.e. born in sub-Saharan Africa or the Caribbean and no other risk factors), representing 18% of HIV-infected persons.
  • Of the 4,878, men constitute roughly 60% (n=2,910) and women 40% (n=1,968)

  • For more statistics on HIV in African, Caribbean and Black communities in Ontario, download our factsheet, HIV Prevalence, Incidence, Mother-to-Child Transmission Among African, Caribbean, and Black Populations As Of 2008.