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June 20th 2022

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December 2022

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

March 2022

Trans Day of Visibility: Affirmations and Calls to Action

Online Dating Safety 101

International Women's Day: Our History, Our Reality, Out Future

February 2022

The 519 Black Collective – Black History Month 2022: ‘Black Health & Wellness’

November 2021

Public Statement on Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2021

October 2021

PRESS RELEASE: The 519 Annual Gala 2021

The 519 Annual Gala 2021 – Meet the Artists

September 2021

September 30: The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

The 519 Board of Management Candidates 2021/22

August 2021

The 519 Annual General Meeting 2021-22

Shattered Hearts, Healing Together

Do you want to vote at The 519 Annual General Meeting 2021-22?

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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