Program Types: Arts and Culture, Youth Programming,

The 519’s Youth Action and Arts Space (YAAS) is a free, drop-in program that offers youth who are 10 to 14 years old a fun place to connect, meet friends and new peers. 
The 519 is collaborating with community artists and educators to facilitate arts and movement-based activities for two-spirit, queer, trans, and non-binary youth, as well as the youth of queer and trans families. We are utilizing storytelling and connections to the body through arts, dance, music, and movement-based activities. Our goal is to ensure we’re creating spaces for all folks within 2SLGBTQ+ communities and that we are prioritizing QTIBIPOC (Queer, Trans, Intersex, Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) voices in programming.
Collectively, we strive to create a safer, supportive, and inspiring space where everyone – from facilitators to participants – can bring their full selves into the space, feel celebrated and continue to develop and strengthen their skills in self-expression.
  • Every Saturday
  • 1:30  – 3:30 PM
  • The 519
For more details or information, contact

For youths aged 6-9 years old, visit: Kids Action and Arts Space.

Program Schedule:

September Program:

  • September 2: Open Studio
  • September 9: Book Writing and Crafting
  • September 16: Bisexuality Pride
  • September 23: Guest Artist Visit: Laura Dee
  • September 30: Field Trip: Neighborhood Walk

About September Guest Artist, Laura Dee:

For over 15 years, Francophone Artist-Educator Laura Dee has been involved in amplifying underrepresented & deserving community histories through many creative workshops, programs, initiatives & collaborations.

Bead-AFUL! & MORE’s Creative Workshops creator, Laura Dee is an avid Bead-AFUL enthusiast, Multi-linguist, Lover of cultures, Artist, self-taught Jeweler & a CARFAC Professional Artist Member.

Laura is super excited to debut at The 519 this September with DIY! Creative CLAY Kawaii Food Workshop at KAAS & YAAS!

Check us out!