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 PM – 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:

April Programming:

Theme: Earth Month

  • April 6: Get Crafty: Rock Painting
  • April 13: Mix It Up!: Dance Movement Therapy with guest artist Jayeden!
  • April 20: The Acting Studio: Forest Theater
  • April 27: Art at the Park: Nature Crafting