International Women's Day 2023: Women, Life, Freedom
Re: Sentencing of Colin Harnack in murder of Julie Berman
In Solidarity with Ontario's Drag Performers
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
Public Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 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
Notice of The 519 Annual General Meeting 2022-23
[Press Release] 2SLGBTQ+ communities release Media Reference Guide as a tool for more inclusive journalism
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
Lifting the Blood Ban: A Step in the Right Direction
Trans Day of Visibility: Affirmations and Calls to Action
International Women's Day: Our History, Our Reality, Out Future
The 519 Black Collective – Black History Month 2022: ‘Black Health & Wellness’
Public Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2021
PRESS RELEASE: The 519 Annual Gala 2021
Tuesday, April 13, 2021
Today, the Independent Civilian Review into Missing Person Investigations will release its report into the Toronto Police Service’s conduct in missing persons investigations.
The Review, led by retired judge of the Court of Appeal for Ontario Gloria J. Epstein, began in September 2018 and was prompted by the tragic deaths of members of our communities and our concerns about how the police conducted investigations into their disappearances.
We can only hope that this Review will make the kinds of recommendations that will lead to real and meaningful change for all marginalized communities and that these recommendations will be considered within broader calls for accountability and a total reimagining of policing in our city.
Mostly today, and again, we grieve. We mourn each life that was lost, and we admit to the simple and unimaginable truth that there are no reviews, no recommendations, no promises that can return a single one to the families and friends and communities who love and miss them.
This report will undoubtedly resurface a lot of grief and trauma – it will be incredibly challenging and difficult for our communities.
If you require over-the-phone counselling support, please contact Reenita at RVerma@The519.org to request an appointment. Support will be available Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday by appointment.
Media inquiries: Contact Dean Lobo, Communications Coordinator at DLobo@The519.org · Media@The519.org