March 1, 2018
Impact Through Holistic Programs
A program participant in our Refugee Support program at The 519 shares his experience of volunteering at The 519.
January 10, 2018
Impact Through Food
Some short stories from our Sunday Drop-In program – our weekly food program that offers a safe and welcoming space for LGBTQ2S people of all ages who may be experiencing poverty, homelessness, underhousing or social isolation.
October 30, 2017
Impact Through Space and Advocacy
A previous program participant of our refugee support program, Among Friends, and now a staff member at The 519, Sebastian decided to initiate an advocacy group called Canadian Legacy Refugee Advocacy and Alliance to provide help to legacy refugee claimants in Canada – and The 519 offered support.
September 28, 2017
Impact Through Community Engagement
The 519 – in collaboration with other partners– hosts Fay & Fluffy’s Storytime: Reading is FUNdamental as a monthly series. Both Fay Slift and Fluffy Soufflé share a strong love for fun, learning, and community building. Their storytime sessions, which alternate between The 519 and a community partner venue, are free community events, open for all families.
June 28, 2017
Impact Through Space and Leadership
Latoya Nugent, a prominent Jamaican LGBTQ activist, recently participated in a panel discussion at The 519 – “Until We Are Free: The Global Struggle for LGBTQ Human Rights.” The discussion was part of the series Human Rights Panels organized by Pride Toronto and The 519 during the month of Pride, 2017.
June 20, 2017
Impact Through Programs and Services
Alex left Ukraine and arrived in Canada in 2016 in search of a life that offers safety, freedom and full participation. As a gay man he faced violence, harassment and systemic discrimination for many years, until he was left with only two choices – to end his life or begin a new one. He chose the latter.
The 519 is committed to the health and full participation of LGBTQ communities in Toronto and beyond by offering a wide range of programs and services, responsive to to the changing needs of our communities . We hope that you will also support us so we can sustain and expand these programs and services.