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Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2024

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

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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

Call for Nominations – The 519 Annual General Meeting 2020-21

Monday, November 2, 2020

The 519 Board of Management ("Board") is currently seeking candidates for a minimum of one term (January 2021 – September 2022) who possess a robust mix of skills, knowledge, and experience, and reflect the diversity of the communities that The 519 works with.

In order to be elected to our Board, 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 communities vibrant, diverse, and connected.

Become a member or renew your membership

Recruitment Priorities

The Board's recruitment priorities include continuing to advance the representation of:

  • Members of diverse racial and ethnocultural communities
  • Members from Indigenous communities
  • Women
  • Trans/ non-binary people
  • People with disabilities
  • Older LGBTQ2S people

Skill and Experience Priorities 

Deep understanding and demonstrated competencies in:

  • Philanthropy and fundraising
  • Community services sector
  • Local government relations/ advocacy of LGBTQ2S issues
  • Leadership in digital innovation
  • Financial planning
  • Board leadership and development

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 – be 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.
  • provide signed declaration providing full disclosure of any conflict of interest or perceived, and declaring your understanding and commitment to fulfill the role of a Board member.
  • a copy of your current resume or curriculum vitae.
  • short biography that will be published on The 519 website.
  • photo of yourself that will be published on The 519 website during the nomination process (optional, but preferred).
  • a video of yourself about why you should be elected to the Board that will be published on The 519 website during the nomination process and shared with registered voters via secret ballot (optional, but preferred).

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 no later than Monday, November 16, 2020, 5:00pm local time 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 November 23-25, 2020. 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 participate in the virtual video interview (should the candidate not have access to required equipment). All health and safety policies for space use are to be followed. 

Please let us know through your application if you require any support or accommodation at any point through this selection process.

Nominees will be notified of their status on December 1, 2020. Voting will take place remotely, on January 27, 2021 at our virtual Annual General Meeting.

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