Runs events, discussion groups, and has office hours.
Equity and Human Rights Services: Equity and Humans Rights Services (EHRS) provides information on the University’s discrimination and harassment policies, employment equity and diversity and other human rights related issues. We are here to help you, whether you are a student, staff or a faculty member. We are dedicated to making Western an equitable, safe and supportive environment for all members of the University community. Our service is confidential except in specific circumstances. Learn more at
Pride Library: 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). Pride Library is located in the D.B. Weldon Library.
Sexuality and Gender Research Group: The Sexuality and Gender Research Group brings together researchers form the Faculty of Arts and Humanities with scholars in other disciplines from around the University to discuss questions of sexuality and gender from a variety of disciplinary, interdisciplinary, and cross-disciplinary perspectives. Every year, the Sexuality and Gender Research Group, in conjunction with the Western Queer Caucus, hosts a number of academic talks and organizes Queer Research Day, a full-day event involving both papers and poster and presentations. Queer Research Day is normally held on the third Wednesday in April. Membership in the Sexuality and Gender Research Group is open to faculty and graduate students. However, all of our events are free and open to all members of the Western community.
Trans Care Team: Recognizing the unique needs of gender-diverse students, the Trans Care Team comprises a group of clinicians from Student Health Services and Psychological Services who work together to provide specialized psychological counselling and medical care to students in an LGBTQIA2S+ affirmative environment. Physicians at Student Health Services have received training from Rainbow Health Ontario in the realm of counselling, hormone prescribing/maintenance, injections, surgical referrals, and post-operative care. We are able to refer to endocrine specialists and/or psychiatrists if there are complex needs beyond the scope of our primary care providers. Clinicians at Psychological services offer both individual counselling as well as the UniQ Support group that runs each semester.
Alphabet Community Centre | Call or text at (519) 765-5000: Facilitates weekly support groups for trans and questioning youth (ages 12-20), medical/legal accompaniments, social service referrals, employment programs.
- London Middlesex Health Unit: Sexual health services and education, with referrals to LGBT2Q+ Network approved social service providers. Learn more at www.healthunit.com/lgbtq-resources
- London InterCommunity Health Centre: Provides health and social services in a welcoming setting to those who experience barriers to care. Learn more at www.lihc.on.ca
- Canadian Mental Health Association: A source for mental health services, education, and support. Learn more at www.ontario.cmha.ca/documents/lesbian-gay-bisexual-trans-queer-identified-people-and-mental-health/
PFLAG: PFLAG Canada is a national charitable organization, founded by parents who wished to help themselves and their family members understand and accept their non- heterosexual children. The “coming-out” process can be a critical time for families. When the adjustment period is particularly long or painful, relationships can become permanently damaged, resulting in a lifetime of emotional scars. People cannot always rise above the challenge of accepting themselves or their family member, and the results can be devastating, even fatal. We support these families through today, and give them hope for a better tomorrow. Contact us at 1 (888) 530-6777 ext. 224 or on our website.