Lunchtime Talk: HIV is Not a Crime

The Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, Community Legal Services at Western Law, and HIV & AIDS Legal Clinic Ontario are hosting a lunchtime talk with Ryan Peck to discuss practices, policies, and reform efforts pertaining to the criminal prosecution of HIV non-disclosure.

Date: Monday, February 13, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location: Innovation Works (201 King Street, London, ON)
Room: BMO Ideas Bank (Second Floor)
No cost. Please bring your own lunch.

An RSVP is requested if you plan to attend. Please download and share the event poster.

2017 Calendar Checkup

We hope your 2017 is off to a great start so far. We also just wanted to make sure that you had the opportunity to check-in with your calendar about some upcoming events in London…

The People’s Forum on Mental Health & Mental Illness (Northeast Community Conversations, Labour Relations Committee of United Way of London Middlesex) Saturday, February 4, 2017

Canadian Conference on Promoting Healthy Relationships for Youth (Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children, Centre for School Mental Health) Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Growing Families Symposium (Sexual Assault Centre London, London InterCommunity Health Centre, Middlesex-London Health Unit, Family Service Thames Valley) Saturday, March 4, 2017

Organizing Equality (Faculty of Information and Media Studies) Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, 2017

(Let us know if we are missing anything!)

Growing Families Symposium – Support Request

Family Service Thames Valley, in partnership with a number of local agencies, is hosting an upcoming symposium:

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, in partnership with Sexual Assault Centre London, London InterCommunity Health Centre, and Middlesex-London Health Unit, Family Service Thames Valley is hosting a Growing Families Symposium on issues affecting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, 2-spirit, and queer (LGBT2Q+) families. The event will include speaker panels, roundtable discussions, networking opportunities, and a community lunch for both the LGBT2Q+ community and local service providers.

Our goal for this event is to develop a supportive network of LGBT2Q+ families and communities; create connections with local service providers; and learn and build knowledge capacities together in addressing issues affecting our families. This symposium is a chance to give back to the community and give LGBT2Q+ families the opportunity to network, learn, and to grow. Supporting this initiative helps us show the community that we value LGBT2Q+ families.

If you or your organization is interested in sponsoring or supporting the forum, please consult this document.

WCH Women’s Xchange 15K Challenge

Women’s Xchange is offering $15,000 or more in one-time one year (non-renewable) grants to support research projects that address women’s health issues at the local level:

The $15K Challenge will award $15,000 to individuals in organizations working to advance the health of women and girls. Funding is available for one year, and organizations must be based in Ontario. From help on framing a research question to aid in communicating the results of your project to others, Women’s Xchange wants to support you. Women’s Xchange can help transform your ideas into research that will make an impact in the communities you serve. For more information on eligibility criteria and how to apply, please visit our website or e-mail

A Notice of Intent is needed to apply for funding, and must be submitted by January 16, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. Application packages for the $15K Challenge are due February 13, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.