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September 30th 2022

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November 2023

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

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The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2023/24

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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

August 2022

Notice of The 519 Annual General Meeting 2022-23

[Press Release] 2SLGBTQ+ communities release Media Reference Guide as a tool for more inclusive journalism

June 2022

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

World Refugee Day: Support LGBTQ+ Refugees Every Day

Green Space Festival 2022: Neighbourhood Information

Green Space Festival announces 2022 lineup: a Pride-weekend party in support of 2SLGBTQ+ communities

Pride 2022 at The 519: Upcoming Programs and Events

April 2022

Lifting the Blood Ban: A Step in the Right Direction

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30 is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

Today and every day — in our work and our personal capacities — we grieve, remember, and honour the many children whose lives were taken by Canada’s residential school system.

Unmarked graves continue to be unearthed across Turtle Island. Violent systems continue to impact survivors, their families, and communities. 2 Spirit people, women, and girls continue to be murdered and go missing. First Peoples experience ongoing genocide across Turtle Island.

We call on settlers to take up the work to start and/or further understand the historical truths of these lands and engage in meaningful reconciliation. It is our reminder to continue advocating for Indigenous people’s right to self-determination.

The 519 is open today. Our staff will spend the day learning, reflecting upon, and engaging in the continued work of learning the truth, and decolonizing our practice. We are forever grateful for the leadership of Indigenous Elders and community members. Today, we invite you to join us by learning and reflecting in ways that matter to you.

Indigenous children are sacred.

2 Spirit people’s existence is resistance.

Indigenous women and girls’ lives matter.

Indigenous lives matter.

2022 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation by The519


Other resources:

Indigenous Help Lines:

  • National Indian Residential School Crisis Line 24-hour crisis support: 1-866-925-4419
  • Indian Residential School Survivors and Family 1-800-721-0066
  • Hope for Wellness: Call 1-855-242-3310 or connect to an online chat at hopeforwellness.ca.

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