[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)
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
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’
June 20 is World Refugee Day.
LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers continue to be one of the most vulnerable communities. In their search for a safer haven in Canada, they often find themselves up against barriers to essential supports including housing, food, health care, mental health, and employment. BIPOC newcomers and refugees particularly experience systemic discrimination and racism. The 519 is committed to reducing these barriers to essential supports.
Refugees make up a large part of the communities we serve. Through our New to Canada programming, we are responding to their urgent and emerging needs as well as to their settlement. In 2021, 530 refugee claimants received one-on-one settlement supports, and 1,043 people participated in our New to Canada programs
The intersection of Pride and World Refugee Day is an opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of LGBTQ+ refugees – to elevate their voices, support their settlement journeys, and support The 519’s New to Canada programs that directly benefit them.
Join us #UnderOurUmbrella and help support LGBTQ+ refugees every day
We asked our LGBTQ+ refugee community what affirms them and invited them to provide calls to action to allies to advocate on their behalf. This is what they shared:
Refugee Pride 2022: Voices from our Refugee Communities by The519