Program Types: Family and Children,

The 519 EarlyON Child and Family Centre is a supportive space for families of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities, and configurations and their children (ages 0 to 6) to meet, play, talk, learn, and grow with each other.

We provide 2SLGBTQ+ affirming early learning activities, music and movement, creative experiences, and parent education. Our supportive staff can assist in accessing information about parenting and child development, community resources, online programming, and parent/caregiver workshops.

All our programming is free.


EarlyON Drop-in Programming

Join us at The 519 EarlyON Child and Family Centre [519 Church St.] for our drop-in program for kids 0-6 years.

In-person Programming: Tuesday to Friday • 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Glitterbug 2SLGBTQ+ EaryON Mobile Program

The 519’s Glitterbug 2SLGBTQ+ EarlyON Mobile Program is a unique mobile program that works with EarlyON Centres across Toronto to promote inclusion and affirmation of gender and sexual diversity among children and families.

Glitterbug combines the understanding of 2SLGBTQ+ inclusion with a play-based learning approach for children and families to develop a broader understanding of inclusion at EarlyON Centres across the city and in the early learning years sector.

Programs and Services:

  • 2SLGBTQ+-affirming Interactive workshops for parents, caregivers, and guardians.
  • 2SLGBTQ+-affirming drop-in programming to support queer, trans, and 2Spirit inclusion.
  • Designated program for 2SLGBTQ+ families
  • Special events and pop-up visits
  • Resources

Glitterbug 2SLGBTQ+ EarlyON Mobile In-Person Programming

  • The 519 [519 Church St.]: Saturdays, 10:00am to 1:30pm
  • Various EarlyON centres. Check with your local EarlyON for when Glitterbug is visiting!

One-on-one with EarlyON

Child development support (0-6 years) for parents and caregivers by our Registered Early Childhood Educators.

By appointment only.

To book an appointment, or for more information, contact: Sharn Peters at: SPeters@The519.org.

The 519 EarlyON Workshops

Our team will be facilitating several special workshops in November to support families and their journeys. All workshops are free and open to 2SLGBTQ+ families and families committed to creating authentic and inclusive spaces for everyone. Free, drop-in. Questions? JLee@The519.org

Program Schedule:

Program Closure

  • May 30
  • June 25
  • June 26
  • June 27
  • June 28
  • July 2
  • July 3
  • July 4
  • July 5
  • July 9

Rainbow Safari
2SLGBTQ+ Family Pride Celebration

Program Photos