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June 20th 2022


July 2024

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

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

World Refugee Day: Support LGBTQ+ Refugees Every Day

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

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