The Assisted Living Southwestern Ontario (A.L.S.O.) began in 1938 with the opening of a workshop for both adults and children with disabilities. Through the years there have been changes in our community and in society but through it all A.L.S.O. has maintained its spirit and determination to provide the best possible services to adults with physical disabilities.
Having a community where every person who lives or visits can participate full makes good sense for people, businesses and the entire community.
You may be wondering what services we have in Windsor-Essex County if you or someone in your family needs more help. We do have many organizations in our community that have support services for children, youth, adults and elderly who have disabilities.
The Campus Pride Centre provides a positive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirited, Intersex, Pansexual and Asexual individuals and their allies on the University of Windsor campus.
The Campus Pride Centre holds a variety of events during the year. There are also events for National and International celebrations of queer identities such as: National Coming out Day, Transgender Day of Remembrance, International Women’s Day, World AIDS Day, and more.
The Lesbian Gay Bi Trans Youth Line exists to provide service for youth, by youth that affirms the experiences and aspirations of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, 2-spirited, queer and questioning youth in Ontario. Working within an anti-oppression and anti-racist framework, we provide leadership opportunities, outreach, confidential peer support and referrals by telephone, texting and online.
372 Talbot Street North
Essex, ONT, N8M 2W4
We are committed to support people with an intellectual disability to achieve their goals and dreams and to realize their value as full citizens in their community.
These groups are facilitated by a team of professionals from the community, that strive to create a safe environment in which youth can explore and express their interests and needs in an atmosphere where they are supported and respected for their contributions and unique individual differences. Every week looks different from the next. Some weeks we play games, other weeks we do arts and crafts, watch movies, or sit and talk about our weeks. Whether you’ re lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersexed, two-spirited, queer or questioning, YOU ARE WELCOME!!!! There is no need to call ahead. Just come with a smile and an open mind.
Out on Campus provides a positive environment for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Questioning, Two-Spirited, Intersex, Pansexual and Asexual individuals (or LGBTTIQQ2SPA) and their allies on the University of Windsor campus. Those who are attending St. Clair College are also encouraged to participate in our events!
St. Clair College
2000 Talbot Road West
The Spectrum+ Alliance is a student organization that works to make St Clair College safe for all students, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. We embrace all students. We intend to spread the message of equality to our college and our community. Our goal is to open the eyes of our fellow students, friends and neighbors to the issues that are plaguing the LGBTQIA+ community in the hopes of teaching them tolerance. We will do this with civility and respect for those around us through demonstrations and events that our group organizes.
We support our committees who, among other things: work to create educational opportunities for the community, including diversity training; work with the local school boards and the Gay-Straight Alliances in schools; work with and support other community organizations, and; host seniors' programs & activities.
Drouillard Place is a multi-service provider dedicated to improving the quality of Life of the residents of the Drouillard and Grandview communities. To provide information, referral, crisis counselling, educational workshops and material assistance to area residents.
The Windsor Youth Centre (WYC) is a surrogate living room to over one hundred and fifty youth. Where else is there to go? The youth always answer, "Nowhere." When it opened in October 2011, the WYC was the only drop-in centre for homeless and at-risk youth in Windsor-Essex . It still is.
FRS works in partnership with families who have children with disabilities. We coordinate support and provide short breaks that strengthen families and contribute to children having meaningful lives in their community.
Windsor-Essex Pride Fest strives to strengthen the sense of community and contribute to the vibrancy, health and overall well-being of LGBTTIQ persons in WindsorEssex. Raising awareness of ongoing issues facing the LGBTTIQ community including youth suicide, discrimination & bullying. Windsor-Essex Pride Fest as an organization is more than just a festival, it empowers individuals to reach out to each other and facilitates opportunities for connection and belonging through age-specific activities or initiatives, peer-facilitated groups and special events and will address social isolation and create a social environment that is more accommodating, resilient and connected to the broader LGBTTQIA community in Windsor-Essex.