Ontario Herpes Dating, HPV Dating – Local Social and Support Groups

Note: These herpes (and usually HPV) groups are not run by HWerks.  They are run by awesome volunteers! While some groups may focus on support, others may be purely for social and dating.  Local groups are just another way to meet people in your area and are a great asset to the community!  Each group is different so please visit their website for more details.  See the Local Groups page to learn more or Join HWerks and start meeting people today!

Ontario Quick Facts

  • Population: 13,372,996 (2011 Census)
  • Population Rank (Canada): 1st
  • State Capitol: Toronto
  • Largest Cities: Edmonton, Ottawa, Hamilton, London, Kitchener, St. Catharine’s, Oshawa, Windsor
  • Border Provinces & States: Quebec, Manitoba, New York, Michigan, Ohio, Minnesota, Pennsylvania
  • Province Size:: 4th
  • Fun Fact: In Cobourg, Ontario if you have a water trough in your front yard, it must be filled by 5:00am.



Forest City Friends


From their Website:

We are a support and social group for those with Herpes in the London and surrounding area.

We welcome everyone over 19 with Herpes and interested in making new friends, sharing interesting activities together, and meeting others who share our unique situation. FCFriends is not a dating service or personal introduction service. Instead, we plan social events and activities to allow you, the members, to meet one another in a supportive, relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Forest City Friends meet socially on the 2nd Sunday of the month.

The Forest City Help group will meet the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Please check the calendar for details.


Toronto Help


From their Website:

Toronto’s Support Group for People with Genital Herpes
The Phoenix Association is a non-profit organization servicing the Toronto area since 1982. We offer a friendly, supportive environment where participants can get accurate information and share experiences with others who have genital herpes. All information is held in strict confidence. As we are a volunteer organization, calls and emails are returned in the evenings & weekends.

Vancouver HELP


From their Website:

Vancouver HELP is a support group for those people in the Vancouver BC area (Lower Mainland) with Herpes.

We are an off line group that meets once a month in Burnaby.


Vancouver H Friends


From their Website:

Vancouver HELP is a support group for those people in the Vancouver BC area (Lower Mainland) with Herpes.

We are an off line group that meets once a month in Burnaby.


Five by Five


From their Website:

New social group for people with HSV and HPV (not a dating group). Five by Five is a Canadian military term meaning: loud and clear; everything is working 100%.

The social group covers: Hamilton, Halton, Grand Erie, Upper Grand, Niagara and Kitchener-Waterloo. If you want to be a host/hostess, that is fabulous. We want events to be in all areas and interests, if possible.

If you want to join, please contact us at fiveby.five@yahoo.ca.

Statistically, there are more people with a STI than there are people who think they are clean or think they are clean. The Hs can hide within the body for at least a decade before showing any real symptoms. Or they get misdiagnosed as something else which is quite common.

The annual tests do not test for HSV or HPV unless there are open sores or warts for men. They will test for HPV for women. OHIP has deemed the HSV blood tests like WB test as unreliable as it has a lot of false reads. The medical community does not see HSV2 as a big deal, except for the social stigma as 80% of the population has HSV1 (cold sores).