Partners

ConnexOntario

Health Services Information for Ontarians ConnexOntario provides free and confidential health services information for people experiencing problems with alcohol and drugs, mental illness or gambling.

We are funded by the Government of Ontario.

ConnexOntario operates three helplines:

Drug and Alcohol Helpline 1-800-565-8603

Mental Health Helpline 1-866-531-2600

Ontario Problem Gambling Helpline 1-888-230-3505

Our helplines are live answer 24/7, confidential and free. Wanting to connect with us on the run? App Coming Soon

LIHC & The Options Clinic

The London InterCommunity Health Centre (LIHC) has been a part of London’s Old East community for more than 20 years. We provide health and social services in a welcoming setting to those who experience barriers to care. These barriers may include poverty, homelessness, language or culture, and complex and/or chronic health conditions including mental health and addictions.

Our two East London locations offer care by a team which includes family doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, social workers, dietitians and community health workers.  The Health Centre offers many programs that address the factors in our living and working lives that impact our health, well-being and ability to reach our potential. These factors include income, education, employment, housing, food, recreation and social supports.

Our vision is to build opportunities for healthy and inclusive communities.

Middlesex London Health Unit

The Middlesex-London Health Unit is a key part of the local health system.

Our goal is to watch for, identify and address the public health issues that can affect you, your family and your neighbours. We promote healthy living and identify community needs. Health Unit staff members work in schools and in immunization clinics; they work with families to support their needs; they also inspect restaurants and businesses that sell food, swimming pools, tattoo shops, hairdressers, nail salons, spas and more. In addition, members of this team of professionals provide dental services to people who need them, do research in our communities and work with politicians and decision makers to create bylaws and guidelines that lead to healthier communities.

LANSU

LANSU (London Area Network of Substance Users) has been in existence since 2011. In that time we have had many successes, including launching London’s naloxone distribution program to prevent overdose deaths (nominated for a 2015 Pillar Innovation Award), lobbying for Good Samaritan laws to protect people who call 911 during overdoses, and providing education and support to people who use substances. Funds to cover the costs of this work have primarily come from our member’s pockets, and this is difficult to sustain. People who use substances often live in poverty, and so it is vital for allies to financially support our work, if they are able.

London CAReS

London CAReS is a Housing First intervention aimed at individuals experiencing chronic and persistent homelessness based on a highly collaborative community-based approach.

London CAReS is fully supported by the City of London through the London Homeless Prevention System which is aimed at the reduction and prevention of homelessness through housing with support. The collaborative partnership between Addiction Services of Thames Valley, the Regional HIV/AIDS Connection and the Unity Project for Relief of Homelessness are funded to provide London CAReS service delivery.

ACCHO

The African and Caribbean Council on HIV/AIDS in Ontario (ACCHO) has worked diligently with its partners to coordinate and strengthen the provincial response to HIV in African, Caribbean and Black (ACB) communities.

Our Agenda

“Our Agenda” is an online resource developed by the GMSH network that responds to the complexity of factors that include the emotional and physical well being of gay* men. It also aims to address the impact that homophobia has on us as individuals and communities.

The Sex You Want

The Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance (GMSH) is a network of front-line workers, HIV researchers, public health, policy makers and community members responding to gay men's sexual health in Ontario. The GMSH works to establish long-term, goal-oriented, evidence-based strategies, tools, policies and programs that will effectively assist all of us, committed to ensuring that gay and bisexual men in our communities enjoy healthy, full sexual and emotional lives. Visit www.gmsh.ca to learn more.

WHAI

The Women and HIV/AIDS Initiative is a strategy developed by the AIDS Bureau of the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-term Care in response to community requests for a coordinated, decentralized focus on women and HIV/AIDS across Ontario.

Gay Men's Sexual Health Alliance

Our Mission aims to foster a systematic, evidence-informed, skilled, consistent and effective response to the sexual health needs of Ontario’s diverse communities of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men. We aim to reduce the transmission of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections and improve our overall health and well-being.