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August 21st 2019

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In Solidarity with Ontario's Drag Performers

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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Notice of The 519 Annual General Meeting 2022-23

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Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2022-23

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Green Space Festival 2022: Neighbourhood Information

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Pride 2022 at The 519: Upcoming Programs and Events

April 2022

Lifting the Blood Ban: A Step in the Right Direction

March 2022

Trans Day of Visibility: Affirmations and Calls to Action

Online Dating Safety 101

International Women's Day: Our History, Our Reality, Out Future

February 2022

The 519 Black Collective – Black History Month 2022: ‘Black Health & Wellness’

November 2021

Public Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2021

October 2021

PRESS RELEASE: The 519 Annual Gala 2021

The 519 Annual Gala 2021 – Meet the Artists

September 2021

September 30: The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2021/22

August 2021

The 519 Annual General Meeting 2021-22

Shattered Hearts, Healing Together

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Public Statement: In response to the Launch of 2019 Health and Physical Education Curriculum

The voices and actions of our youth, families, teachers, activists, and our communities working together and presenting a clear unified position helped prevent the elimination of critical topics like gender identity and sexual orientation in the recently announced Health and Physical Education Curriculum (2019). We want to thank our communities, especially youth, who joined our campaign, We Have Your Back Ontario, to advocate for inclusive education and policies. 

However, we must also recognize that the expectation that all Ontario School Boards are required to create a policy allowing parents to exempt their children from instruction of human development and sexual health education components is a step backwards that will significantly impact the safety of Ontario’s children and youth – especially queer, trans or questioning youth. We know that schools remain unsafe spaces for queer and trans youth who are at a 3-times higher risk of suicide than non-LGBTQ2S youth. This exemption policy will impact some of the most vulnerable children and youth in Ontario schools. This policy also circumvents existing pathways that parents and guardians can use when engaging with educators and schools.

At a time where social and systemic homophobia and transphobia persist, and our youth remain vulnerable to violence, discrimination and mental health issues, we need to make further progress towards a curriculum that meets the needs of our children. We will continue to advocate for meaningful change and for the safety and wellbeing of our children and youth. To everyone starting school soon, remember, we have your back.

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