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June 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: Communities to honour Torontonians lost to AIDS at the 40th AIDS Candlelight Vigil on June 25

Green Space Festival 2024: Accessibility

Neighbourhood Information: Green Space Festival 2024

May 2024

The 519 Pride Events Calendar 2024

April 2024

MEDIA ADVISORY: The 519 joins Rainbow Week of Action to march for LGBTQ+ refugee rights

November 2023

TDoR 2023: Statement from 2Spirit, trans, and non-binary youth / Déclaration des jeunes bispirituels, trans et non-binaires

September 2023

The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2023/24

July 2023

Notice of Annual General Meeting 2023

Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2023

May 2023

[Media Advisory] The 519 Presents 'Enough is Enough!' a panel discussion addressing anti-2SLGBTQ+ hate

Pride 2023 at The 519: Upcoming Programs and Events

Green Space Festival 2023: Neighbourhood Information

[Media Advisory] Toronto’s queer and trans communities to protest against anti-2SLGBTQ+ hate on International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBT)

March 2023

Trans Day of Visibility: How can we commit to being visible allies?

[Press Release] The 519 to Honour Esteemed Author John Irving with Ally Award

International Women's Day 2023: Women, Life, Freedom

February 2023

Re: Sentencing of Colin Harnack in murder of Julie Berman

December 2022

The Trial of Julie Berman

In Solidarity with Ontario's Drag Performers

November 2022

City of Toronto, The 519, and Homes First Society announce Toronto’s first dedicated shelter for 2SLGBTQ+ adults

In Solidarity; A Community Vigil Honouring Colorado Victims and Survivors 

In Solidarity with Club Q

Public Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2022

September 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Status For All: Letter to PM Justin Trudeau and Minister of Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Sean Fraser

The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2022/23

Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2023

The 519 is currently seeking candidates to join its Board of Management. Ideal candidates possess a robust mix of skills, knowledge and experience, and reflect the diversity of the communities that The 519 works with.

Please be advised that the Board is proposing amendments to the by-laws that would change Board member terms from 2 years to 4 years, therefore successful applicants would be appointed for 4-year terms (September 2023-September 2027).

In order to be elected to our Board of Management, the nominee and nominators (2) must be Members of The 519. Membership is the best way for you to show your support for The 519. Your involvement helps keep our community vibrant, diverse, and connected.

Become a member, or renew your membership online

Recruitment Priorities

Priorities include continuing to advance the representation of members from equity-seeking communities, including:

  • Black, Indigenous and People of Colour (BIPOC) communities
  • Older 2SLGBTQ+ adults
  • Trans / Non-binary people
  • 2SLGBTQ+ people with disabilities
  • Women

Skills gained through a variety of experiences, including lived experience, in at least one of the following priority areas are considered an asset:

  • Board leadership, development and governance
  • Legal and financial literacy
  • Fundraising and philanthropy
  • 2SLGBTQ+ government relations and advocacy
  • Community services

We recognize that structural barriers shape experiences, qualifications and a sense of capacity. We encourage people to apply even if you feel that the position may be a stretch. The Board is committed to supporting new members through orientation, training, and on-going mentoring.

Eligibility Criteria

Nominees must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • be over the age of 18
  • be a resident of the City of Toronto (residency includes living in the City of Toronto, owning or tenanting land there, or being the spouse of an owner or tenant)
  • Be a current Member of The 519. At least 6 of the 11 elected members must reside in The 519’s catchment area. The catchment area is bounded by Bay, Bloor, Parliament, and Gerrard streets.
  • Not be in a restricted category as defined in the City of Toronto’s Public Appointments Policy

The 519 also requires confirmation of the following:

  • membership status – become a member of The 519
  • your two nominators must be members of The 519
  • the contact information of two members of The 519 who have agreed to nominate you for the Board of Management
  • provide signed declaration providing full disclosure of any conflict of interest or perceived, and declaring your understanding and commitment to fulfil the role of a Board Member
  • a copy of your current resume or curriculum vitae
  • short biography that will be published on The and shared with eligible voters
  • photo of yourself that will be published on and shared with eligible voters

Please review The 519 policies and strategic priorities here.

Application and Nomination Form

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in becoming a Board member, please apply on or before Monday, August 28th, 2023 at 5 pm by filling out the Application and Nomination Form.

Application and Nomination Form

All candidates that meet the eligibility requirements will be interviewed remotely by the Nominations Committee on September 5-7, 2023. Candidates will be provided various options for participating in the interview for equitable access:

  • Online/virtual video conferencing
  • Phone-based interview
  • Option to use The 519 building and equipment to be able to participate in the virtual video interview. All health and safety policies for space use to be followed.

Nominees will be notified of their status on September 19, 2023. Voting will take place, on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at our Annual General Meeting.

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