The 519 Education Team Supporting 10,000+ People in 2016 to Create Authentic Spaces

We would like to thank the 10,000+ people who participated in our education and training sessions in 2016. Last year, hundreds of non-profit, public sector and corporate organizations worked with us to advance LGBTQ inclusive spaces where people can be their authentic selves. 

The 519 Education and Training team provides organizations with the insight, tools and understanding to create environments that are LGBTQ-inclusive, respectful and welcoming. Our education team advances efforts that promote diversity and inclusion and creates inclusive environments for everyone. We have an amazing team of trainers who bring an incredible breadth of experience, passion and courage to their work.

We support the diversity and inclusion efforts of a wide range of organizations in Toronto, across Ontario and beyond; from retailers and banks; to hospitals and care environments; to shelters and housing organizations; to municipal, provincial and federal government departments and ministries. We share our advocacy work and resources, including our Creating Authentic Spaces / Créer des Milieux Authentiques toolkit and LGBTQ2S Youth Homelessness campaign with partners from across Canada and internationally.

Every day our education team works to ensure LGBTQ people of all ages feel safe to access services and community supports, where queer and trans families are free to define themselves, and where LGBTQ2S young people do not become homeless and have to experience poverty, despair and fear. We work to advance human rights and to ensure legislation is enacted in a way that creates real safety and inclusion for queer and trans people and where no one experiences isolation, violence or discrimination because of who they are.

We are inspired by the conversations that are taking place in the training room and by the growing number of people who are committed to creating spaces that are inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Find out more about how we can help your organization in 2017. 

Book a free consultation to build a custom training program for your team:

Laura Gibbon
Supervisor, Education and Training
416-355-6772 |



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