New to Canada

& We Belong

Hosted by The Marginalized Majority Collective. An affirming space for newcomers to discuss and develop coping mechanisms and community supports. Starts July 18, 1st and 3rd Monday of the month (except…

Fuel – Physical Activity Program for LGBTQ+ Newcomers and Refugees

What is FUEL? Physical Activity Program for LGBTQ+ Newcomers and Refugees In partnership with Hart House, University of Toronto (on hiatus due to pandemic) Previous Activities: Fitness, Dance, Zumba, Soccer,…

New to Canada

New to Canada – Support for Refugees and Newcomers Who can join: LGBTQ+ asylum seekers, refugee claimants, convention refugees, protected persons, government-assisted refugees, and permanent residents (18+ in age, and living…

Queer Muslim Community Circle

An affirming space by and for LGBTQ2S Muslims to connect, grow, and heal together. For 2SLGBTQ+ Muslims who are: convention refugees, protected persons, permanent residents, live-in caregivers. Join us in...

Henna Hangs

An affirming social space by and for 2SLGBTQ+ newcomers and refugees from South West Asia, North Africa, East Africa, and South AsiaJoin us in community to: make 2SLGBTQ+ friends, learn…

2SLGBTQ+ Economic Resilience Project

ScotiaRISE is a proud sponsor of The 519’s 2SLGBTQ+ Economic Resilience Project which was created to support the economic resilience of LGBTQ+ newcomers and refugees. 2SLGBTQ+ Economic Resilience Project Participate…

EMERGE: English Conversation Circle for LGBTQ+ Newcomers

[This program is postponed] Free monthly conversation circle for folks who are starting to learn English, or want to improve their English in an affirming and non-judgemental space. Together, we…

Black Youth Gathering

Our Platform, Our Stories, Our Solutions A free discussion forum that aims to empower 2SLGBTQ+ Black youth (ages 16 to 29) to be part of a solution-driven process addressing societal…

Black Health & Wellness Hub

Join us for a virtual discussion about Black health and wellness, and the various support system within our community. The objectives of the discussions are: Raise awareness of existing struggles,…

Settlement Support for Refugees and Newcomers

Settlement Support for Refugees and Newcomers Settlement support for refugees and newcomers over the phone or in-person. Souhaitez-vous obtenir des services en français? Si oui, cliquez ici Who can join:…

Document Translation Clinic

Free clinics for translation of your documents including but not limited to: official government documents, transcripts, medical records, etc. Held in partnership with MCIS Language Solutions. One-page documents will be translated…

Immigration and Refugee Legal Clinic for LGBTQ+ Individuals

Free over-the-phone and video-based general summary advice for LGBTQ+ refugees and newcomers around refugee-related matters and asylum claims with a focus on sexual orientation and gender identity. Advice includes but…

Private Group Webinar – Mock Hearing for LGBTQ+ Refugee Claimants

Learn how the refugee hearing process works, and observe a simulated IRB hearing in a private, confidential virtual set-up (all personal identifiers and cameras will be disabled). The webinar will…

Notary Clinic for 2SLGBTQ+ Communities

Free, in-person, notary and commissioning services consultation. This includes but is not limited to: Commissioning of documents that need to be witnessed under oath Notarizing and certifying true copies of…

Mock Hearing Program For LGBTQ Refugee Claimants

Get professional support and guidance as you prepare for your IRB Hearing. Mock hearings are facilitated by trained immigration and refugee lawyers, law students from Pro Bono Students Canada, and The…

New to Canada Drop-in

In-person brief support for LGBTQ+ folks who are new to Canada. No appointment required. For LGBTQ+ newcomers who are: Refugee Claimants and folks intending on starting a claim Convention Refugees…

LEGIT Toronto

LEGIT Toronto is a group of volunteers that helps same-sex, bisexual and trans couples with immigration to Canada. As a grassroots lobby and support group, LEGIT Toronto provides immigration information and…

Among Friends LGBTQ+ Refugee Support Group

Among Friends Among Friends is The 519’s weekly program for LGBTQ+ refugee claimants. It’s a great way to socialize and make new friends, build community networks, and access information to…

Next Steps: Citizenship

Navigating the Canadian citizenship application process Thinking of applying for citizenship? We will talk about… What citizenship affords you: your rights and responsibilities Prerequisites: eligibility and how to get documents required Application…

Newcomer Settlement Service

Settlement Support for Refugees and Newcomers Settlement support for refugees and newcomers over the phone or in-person. Souhaitez-vous obtenir des services en français? Si oui, cliquez ici Who can join:…