About Us

At 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 are still 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 crisis and support line.

We believe a future without violence is possible.

Anova Strategic Plan

Vision and Mission


Anova’s vision is a world free from violence and trauma, where everyone has equitable access to compassionate support and healing.


As a settler organization on Turtle Island, Anova will provide a space that is inclusive, transparent, accountable and hopeful for all individuals who have experienced violence and trauma.

Our Pillars

Anova logo displaying their pillars values under each circle