Changing the Legacy for Refugee Claimants

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. 

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Fay & Fluffy's Storytime: Reading is FUNdamental – with The 519

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. 

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Let's Talk About The World

June 28, 2017

Portrait of Latoya looking to the right of camera smiling against a grey background

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. 

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Alex is Among Friends

June 20, 2017

[photo] Portrait of Alex smiling against a soft grey background

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.

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Impact Stories

October, 2017

Changing the Legacy for Refugee Claimants

September, 2017 

 Fay & Fluffy's Storytime: Reading is FUNdamental – with The 519   

June, 2017 

 Let's Talk About The World

Alex is Among Friends