Welcome to Anova

We believe an inclusive world of shared power where everyone lives freely without fear of violence is possible. We are working to create change to eliminate patriarchal patterns that result in gender-based sexual violence and inequality.

We are the product of a merger between London’s Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London, to provide improved services to our community.

Anova provides safe places, shelter, support, counselling, and resources for abused women, their children, and all oppressed individuals to find a new start.

All of the services available through Women’s Community House and Sexual Assault Centre London will still be available with improvements, including improved accessibility, streamlined service, more service options at our four sites, improved services for children, enhanced sexual violence and prevention work for youth, and an integrated 24-hour helpline.

We believe a future without violence is possible.

Upcoming Events
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Wine Dine Showtime Gala – May 4th


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Anchors Aweigh – Throwing Sexual Violence Overboard!
Friday, May 4, 2018 – Western Fair District  5;30 PM

Anova and Harrison Pensa present Anchors Aweigh: Throwing Sexual Violence Overboard! Featuring hosts Layne the Auctionista and Fresh Radio’s Kim Woodbridge as they host this phenomenal fundraiser. Let’s throw sexual violence overboard!

Enjoy a great night of fun and fundraising! Taste some appetizers as you surf our silent auction and play some games to get awesome prizes. Sit down and enjoy a delicious meal with some stellar entertainment. Help end sexual violence through our live auction and end the night off with some dancing fun.

Proceeds support sexual assault services at Anova.
Tickets $90 – ON SALE NOW!
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Grand House Party 16 – June 22nd


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Supertramp & Super Hits!
Friday, June 22, 2018 – Grand Theatre 8 PM

This is a one-of-a-kind show! Featuring the vocal stylings of Jean Meilleur, the Grand House Party Orchestra, London’s own Andrea Koziol, add a dash of Larry Smith & The Jitterbugs – PLUS the unique addition of special guest artist AARON MACDONALD who has been described as “a band unto himself”. Jean Meilleur, Andrea Koziol and the mighty GHP Orchestra will provide the yin to Aaron’s yang and multiple moments of musical nirvana.

Proceeds support children’s programs and services at Anova.
Tickets $50 – ON SALE NOW!
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Women’s Community House

For over 39 years, Women’s Community House has been providing around the clock support and service to over 28,000 women and children in crisis. Support is focused on four main areas – a 24h Abused Women’s helpline, emergency short-term shelters for abused women and their children, second stage housing where abused women and children can stay for up to one year, and traditional outreach services for women.

Visit the Women’s Community House Website

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Sexual Assault Centre London

Sexual Assault Centre London provides services to survivors of sexual violence in London and Middlesex County. Women and men who have experienced sexual violence often suffer in silence because they are afraid of not being believed or that they are they were responsible for the violation. SACL creates safe spaces for survivors to break their silence.

Visit the Sexual Assault Centre London Website