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December 30th 2016


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

The 519 Education Team Supporting 10,000+ People in 2016 to Create Authentic Spaces

We would like to thank the 10,000+ people who participated in our education and training sessions in 2016. Last year, hundreds of non-profit, public sector and corporate organizations worked with us to advance LGBTQ inclusive spaces where people can be their authentic selves. 

The 519 Education and Training team provides organizations with the insight, tools and understanding to create environments that are LGBTQ-inclusive, respectful and welcoming. Our education team advances efforts that promote diversity and inclusion and creates inclusive environments for everyone. We have an amazing team of trainers who bring an incredible breadth of experience, passion and courage to their work.

We support the diversity and inclusion efforts of a wide range of organizations in Toronto, across Ontario and beyond; from retailers and banks; to hospitals and care environments; to shelters and housing organizations; to municipal, provincial and federal government departments and ministries. We share our advocacy work and resources, including our Creating Authentic Spaces / Créer des Milieux Authentiques toolkit and LGBTQ2S Youth Homelessness campaign with partners from across Canada and internationally.

Every day our education team works to ensure LGBTQ people of all ages feel safe to access services and community supports, where queer and trans families are free to define themselves, and where LGBTQ2S young people do not become homeless and have to experience poverty, despair and fear. We work to advance human rights and to ensure legislation is enacted in a way that creates real safety and inclusion for queer and trans people and where no one experiences isolation, violence or discrimination because of who they are.

We are inspired by the conversations that are taking place in the training room and by the growing number of people who are committed to creating spaces that are inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions.

Find out more about how we can help your organization in 2017. 

Book a free consultation to build a custom training program for your team:

Ash McGhee
Manager, Education and Training



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