Anova (formerly Sexual Assault Centre London and Women's Community House) provides sexual violence counselling for female-identified survivors over 15, a 24-hour Crisis and Support line for all genders, emergency short-term shelters for women experiencing abuse and their children, violence prevention, youth programming, second-stage housing and community outreach services. We also offer assistance through the Family Court Support Program, the Community Group Program for Children, the New Beginnings Loan Fund (through the United Way), and Public Education.
519-642-3000 (24-Hour Crisis and Support line)
Camp Wendake is a one-week residential camp program for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, their families, and/or support people. The camp is run and staffed exclusively by volunteers and accommodates 80 campers from across Ontario at a rustic and beautiful camp facility near Bayfield. We strive to honour diversity in age, gender, race, sexual orientation, ability, culture, spirituality, and economic state.
Clinics at the Middlesex-London Health Unit
The Family Planning Clinic offers the following services: pap tests, low cost birth control, emergency contraception, and free pregnancy tests. This clinic is by appointment only and a health card is required. The Sexually Transmitted Infection Clinic offers the following services: free confidential testing, diagnosis and treatment of most STls, counselling and referrals. This clinic is drop in and no health card is required. The Clinic also offers Naproxen and needle exchange.
50 King Street, London
Coming Out Over Coffee
Coming Out Over Coffee is a casual open discussion group for individuals over the age of 19 who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, two-spirit, queer, or who are questioning. For those starting their journey to those who are out and about. Please come and join us for a discussion and support with other LGBT2Q+ folks every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. at Family Service Thames Valley. No registration is necessary.
125 Woodward Avenue, London
Forest City Derby Girls (FCDG)
Forest City Derby Girls is London's full contact roller derby league. FCDG is committed to women being independent, strong, and athletic. Derby is for everyone. It is a sport for people of all ages, sizes, gender identities, sexualities, and backgrounds. Follow us on Facebook to see when our next game is and watch these women smash it on the track. We are always looking for volunteers, sponsors and new skaters. Contact us via email to see how you can get involved.
John Gordon Home (A Program of Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)
John Gordon Home provides support to people living with HIV/AIDS and HCV (Hep C) who have immediate healthcare needs to realize positive health and wellness outcomes through the provision of Transitional Care, Respite Care, and End-of-Life Care. Over 25 years, John Gordon Home has grown and adapted to the varying needs of the clients they serve. Important medical advancements have changed the face of the HIV/AIDS epidemic, improving quality of life and significantly extended life expectancy. John Gordon Home continues to be "The Home with a Heart" in London
596 Pall Mall Street, London
London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC)
The London Abused Women's Centre is a non-residential agency providing advocacy, counselling, and support to abused, prostituted and trafficked women and girls over the age of 12 who live or work in London/Middlesex. Thanks to the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the generosity of Londoners, there is no charge to attend. The agency provides both individual services and groups. Abused, prostituted and trafficked women and girls are provided with immediate access to service.
797 York Street, Unit 5, London
London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (LCCLC)
The LCCLC is a multi-service support agency for newcomers. A community organization that exists to provide settlement services and support, while promoting intercultural awareness and understanding. Services offered: Community Connections, Client Support Services, Jeremiah's House for Government Sponsored Refugees, Joseph's House for Refugees, Job Search Workshops, Language and Referral Services, LGBTQ Newcomers Support Services and Social Group, Resettlement Assistance Program, Settlement Workers in Schools, Translation/Interpretation Services and Volunteer Opportunities.
505 Dundas Street, London
London lnterCommunity Health Centre - Health and Social Services
We provide health and social services to those who experience barriers to care and foster the active participation of individuals and the community we serve. In addition to primary care, we offer community and social services that support: children and youth; people living with chronic illnesses/mental health concerns; people experiencing poverty and homelessness; newcomer seniors and women. All services are inclusive of LGBT2Q+ people. Contact us to learn more about our Trans Health Team.
659 Dundas Street and 1355 Huron Street, Unit 7, London
London lnterCommunity Health Centre - Options Clinic
Options Clinic provides free, rapid, and anonymous HIV Testing. No names or health cards are required, your privacy is protected and you receive results in a matter of minutes. In addition to the free rapid test, you also receive information, education and support from our non-judgmental counsellors. Many people find that they can talk openly about sexual and other risks if they know that their name will not be revealed.
659 Dundas Street, London
London Lesbian Film Festival (LLFF)
The Festival is held every year here in London. This year we celebrated 27 years of Lesbian and LGBTQ film. Three days of films, a Friday night reception, Saturday night dance, and a Sunday brunch to round out our weekend of events. The London Lesbian Film festival is organized every year by the Reeling Spinsters, a diverse group of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women who work hard all year long screening films, fundraising, advertising and putting on the festival. We run on 100% volunteer power. If you want to be involved, give us a shout.
London Middlesex Roller Derby (LMRD)
Roller derby is one of the world’s fastest growing sports! Women and girls of all ages, shapes, and fitness levels can participate in a low-contact, low-cost, and low-commitment league with LMRD; where the focus is on fun, fitness, and friendship. LMRD welcomes new junior skaters (ages 9-17) at the first practice of every month and we are always looking for new adult skaters (ages 18+) too. Be sure to email us so we have loaner gear ready for you.
LUSO Community Services
LUSO Community Services is a non-profit multicultural neighbourhood resource centre that offers programs and services for children, youth, and families from diverse backgrounds. In addition to offering services specifically for newcomers and immigrants, LUSO also offers many programs to those born in Canada. LUSO offers a range of programs and services specific to London that include children, youth, and family literacy-based programs, youth programs, settlement services for newcomers, basic needs support, community advocacy and cultural awareness, and sensitivity training.
Nitty Gritty Group
The Nitty Gritty Group is a Gay and Lesbian Alcoholics Anonymous group that meets Monday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church. Alcoholics Anonymous is an international fellowship of people who have had a drinking problem. It is non-professional, self-supporting, non-denominational, multiracial, apolitical and available almost everywhere. All are welcome.
St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church
280 James Street, London
Open Closet (A Program of Regional HIV/AIDS Connection)
Open Closet (OC) is a program of Regional HIV/AIDS Connection that started in 2002. A drop-in, social support group for youth between 14 and 18 years of age who identify as LGST2Q+, from the counties of Perth, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Middlesex and Oxford. OC offers a safe space for youth to discuss relevant issues (e.g. coming out, queer identities, LGST2Q+ history, safer sex, and healthy relationships) and to access referrals to community services/resources. In addition, OC provides an opportunity for youth to build Supportive social networks in a respectful, fun and accepting environment. Held on Fridays from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
PFLAG Canada - London Chapter
PFLAG London is a chapter of the national charity organization PFLAG Canada. PFLAG London helps all persons within our reach who are struggling with issues of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. We also support, educate, and provide resources to parents, families, friends, and colleagues with questions or concerns regarding these issues. PFLAG London offers monthly peer support meetings at the Middlesex London Health Unit (5O KingStreet) the third Monday of every month from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
1-888-530-6777 x300 (Toll Free)
London Chapter Director and Facilitator: Lori Ward
Pledge to End Bullying
The Pledge is a community-wide initiative that seeks to raise the public consciousness about bullying – in schools, at work, and at home. Fighting racial, ethnic, religious, and nationality-based discrimination is the only way to ensure everyone is guaranteed the same human rights. With the support of our caring individuals – in schools, businesses, non-profit organizations, and the media – we can have an impact. Lend your voice. Take The Pledge and help bring an end to bullying! Learn it. Take it. Live it.
Pride Men's Chorus London (PMCL)
Pride Men's Chorus London celebrates the gifts of diversity and music. PMCL creates experiences through choral music that promote community, inclusiveness, and excellence. We believe that music "levels the playing ground" for all of us. It heals, enlightens, and fosters community. The choir is available to all men regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We are an initiative of Aeolian Hall. We celebrate those who came before us and fought so we can sing out loudly. Without their activism to create a country where all can be treated with equality and respect, this initiative would not be possible.
Pride Understanding is a communication tool designed to start a conversation to increase gender diversity literacy through a series of stories that help create a safe environment to ask questions and start a discussion to increase empathy, understanding, and decrease stigma.
Connecting the LGBT2Q+ community, one event at a time. We are a central portal for all local LGBT2Q+ events, resources and opportunities within London, Ontario and surrounding cities. Queer Events also creates opportunities for the queer community to come together with social events directed at connecting and supporting our queer community.
Rainbow Health Network (RHN)
RHN strives for representation of the full diversity of our communities and commits to building coalitions and partnerships to achieve this.
Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO)
Rainbow Health Ontario is a province-wide program that works to improve the health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and trans people in Ontario through education, research, outreach and public policy advocacy.
Rainbow Radio on 94.9FM Radio Western
London's longest running LGBT2Q+ radio show. Showcasing a mix of Local, Canadian and International Queer (LGBT2Q+) musicians and fierce allies, local LGBT2Q+ events, community groups, and initiatives in the London Ontario community. Tune in to Rainbow Radio every Monday night from 10 p.m. to midnight for your weekly dose of LGBT2Q+ community and culture on Radio Western 94.9FM.
Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC)
Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) is a community-inspired organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for individuals and diverse communities living with, at-risk for, or affected by the challenges associated with HIV/AIDS and HCV. Our confidential and free services are available in various ways across our six-county catchment area that includes London/Middlesex, Huron, Lambton, Elgin, Oxford, and Perth. The Regional HIV/AIDS Connection includes two sites: 186 King Street, Suite 30 and 596 Pall Mall Street (site of the John Gordon Home program, which offers transitional, respite and end of life care).
186 King Street, Suite 30, London
Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre
Anyone can be a victim of physical or sexual assault. If you have been assaulted, go to a safe place and tell someone. Our team provides care at the time of the assault and in the months following the initial incident. We provide care for women, children, and men experiencing sexual assault and/or domestic violence living in Oxford, Elgin, and Middlesex counties.
519-646-6100 x64224 (Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
519-646-6100 x0 (After hours; Request nurse-on-call for sexual assault and domestic violence)
St. Joseph's Health Care London (Room B0-644),
268 Grosvenor Street, London
Southwestern Public Health (SWPH)
SWPH is newly formed health unit to serve our communities better! Oxford County Public Health and Elgin St. Thomas Public Health have joined to form Southwestern Public Health. The same non-judgemental, confidential sexual health services will be provided. During this transition we encourage clients to call our Woodstock or St. Thomas office to discuss hours of clinics, Needle Exchange Programs (NEP), options for smoking cessation counselling, HIV/STl testing, birth control, emergency contraception, and pregnancy testing.
St. Thomas Site: 519-631-9900
1230 Talbot Street, St. Thomas
Woodstock Site: 519-539-9800
410 Buller Street, Woodstock
St. Thomas-Elgin Rainbow Alliance (STERA)
The St. Thomas-Elgin Rainbow Alliance is a community-led group to advocate, plan, and promote events for rainbow education, awareness and acceptance. Check out the Facebook page for upcoming meetings and events. The group meets at the Central Community Health Centre, 359 Talbot Street, St.Thomas. No registration necessary and the group is open to everyone.
Trans London is a social group for anyone under the Trans* umbrella and our allies. It is a family-friendly group and often families attend with their loved ones. Meetings take place on the second Monday of each month at Innovation Works, 200 King Street from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Facebook (search "Trans* London")
TRY-U (The Rainbow Youth Umbrella)
TRY-U is a social group for children from 6 years old to 14 years old who identify as LGBTQ+, this includes children who are questioning. The group meets the first Thursday of each month at Innovation Works, 200 King Street from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Doors are only open from 6:00 - 6:15 p.m.
YOU Belong Support Group
An informal, social bonding group that aims to provide a safe space for youth who identify as LGBTQ+ or as an ally. Each week youth will be given time to discuss personal issues, social issues, and anything else that comes up that they are seeking support with. Run by Youth Opportunities Unlimited, the group meets Wednesdays from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at The Cornerstone Building, 332 Richmond Street.
The Cornerstone Building
332 Richmond Street, London
College and university organizations
Positive Space Ally Program (Fanshawe College)
The Positive Space Ally Program at Fanshawe works to fulfill the Fanshawe Promise for LGBT2Q+ Staff and Allies: Educate and train allies across the spectrum by offering informal lunch and learns, engage the community in social events, empower staff and students with knowledge regarding LGBTQ and Two Spirit history, and excite our allies into embracing diversity in all its forms. By fulfilling the Fanshawe Promise, we hope to unlock the potential of the LGBT2Q+ community at Fanshawe.
Pride Library (Western University)
The mandate of the Pride Library is to acquire, preserve, organize, and give public access to information and materials by and about lesbians, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer communities (LGBTQ). Housed in Weldon Library at Western University, The Pride Library welcomes visitors from outside as well as inside the University gates. The Pride Library collection includes books, periodicals, videos, slides and CDs, amounting to over 5,500 titles.
PrideWestern (Western University)
PrideWestern is a support service for LGBT2Q+ students run by the University Students' Council (USC) at Western University. It serves as a resource and support system for students with questions regarding lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, intersex, queer, 2-spirit and asexual issues. The organization promotes awareness v advocacy on LGBT2Q+ issues brought about through a variety of programs, including discussion groups, social events, and awareness days.
Spectrum Fanshawe (Fanshawe College)
Spectrum Fanshawe is a social and advocacy group for LGBT2Q+ individuals at Fanshawe College. Our aim is to create a safe and positive space within the College for LGBTQ and Two-Spirited students to meet and socialize with their peers, as well as to impact the college in a positive way. We provide a resource list and referral system for student use. Meetings are open to current Fanshawe College students, alumni, as well as allies.
The Gender Equality Network (GEN) (Western University)
The Gender Equality Network (formerly Women’s Issues Network) is a USC-funded service at Western University. We provide resources and safe space, and advocate on gender issues. GEN educates Western University’s campus on issues of gender equality and gender diversity by providing comprehensive and diverse educational programming through events, speaker series, conferences, and collaborative initiatives with various on-campus groups and community partners.
The Get REAL Movement
Get REAL is a movement of university students across Canada who speak to high schools about unlearning LGBTQ discrimination and bullying, and the importance of embracing everyone. Get REAL started in February of 2011 with the aim of changing the face of what it means to be a young person who stands up against homophobia. Like Get REAL on Facebook and follow @GetREALUWO on Twitter.
Western EngiQueers (Western University)
Western EngiQueers is a student-run undergrad engineering club at Western that promotes and celebrates diversity, specifically focusing on members of LGBTQ communities.
Western OUTLaws (Western University)
Western OUTLaws provides a safe space for self-identified LGBTQ+ law students as well as anyone else who really just loves love. We get together to chat about LGBTQ+ issues on campus, in the London community, as well as in the legal world abroad.
Trinity United Church
Trinity United Church in London, Ontario is a respectful, welcoming, supportive community founded in the spirit of the Golden Rule. When we say that “everyone is welcome” we actually mean it! We welcome all LGBTQ+ people! We are located at 76 Doulton Street (at the corner of Hale Street, 2 blocks south of Dundas Street). Services are Sundays at 11:00 a.m.
Unitarian Fellowship of London
We are a Unitarian-Universalist religious community that appreciates diversity, values intellectual curiosity, and seeks to honour and preserve the world and all its inhabitants. We are an open-minded, pluralistic group of free thinkers who support each other on our personal journeys for truth and meaning. We invite you to bring your whole self, your questions, your beliefs, your doubts and your loving heart. Worship Service/Children's Program: Sundays at 10:45 a.m.
557 Clarke Road, London
Hotlines and crisis support
Contact the Hate Helpline to report an incident and/or access support, information, and referrals. This confidential service currently operates from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday to Friday. If you are unable to call during these hours, you can leave a message and have an operator follow up with you. Hate and Bias activity may include: assault, hate propaganda, verbal slurs and threats, offensive graffiti, obscene and threatening phone calls, and vandalism of religious or minority property.
Kids Help Phone
Canada's only toll-free, 24-hour, bilingual, and anonymous phone counselling, web counselling, and referral service for children and youth. These service are completely anonymous and confidential. We don't trace calls, we don't have call display. You don't even have to tell us your name if you don't want to. Ready to talk? Call today.
Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line
A toll-free service provided by youth for youth. We're here to offer support, information, and referrals specific to your concerns. No question is too silly, no problem too serious. We are sex-positive and non-judgmental. We're here to help youth who are 26 and under who live anywhere in Ontario.
London Mental Health Crisis Service
When you or someone you know need help, are unable to cope, are depressed, or are facing a mental health crisis, we can offer support. We offer services on an appointment basis. This service is located at 862 Richmond Street.
Reach Out is a bilingual 24/7 information, support, and crisis service for people with mental health or addiction concerns living in Elgin, Oxford, Middlesex or London. It is a free public service, run by trusted local organizations, that quickly connects you with the help that you need. Reach Out is available by phone or by web chat.