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
  • Alternating between Virtual and In-Person Programming for the summer of 2024
For more details or information, contact

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

Program Schedule:

July Programming:

July 13: The Acting Studio: Virtual Improv via Microsoft Teams

July 20: Mix It Up: Celebrate Family Pride with The 519 EarlyON

  • 10:45 AM – 2:30 PM, On-Site at The 519 [519 Church St.]
  • KAAS and YAAS will join The 519 EarlyON’s Family Pride: Rainbow Safari! There will be drag and dance performances by Baby Bel Bel and Sushmita, live music by DJ Psi, a zen room by Terry Kelly, food, prizes and more.
  • Please note that KAAS participants must be in attendance with a guardian at all times. YAAS participants will be given opportunities to support Family Pride to help make it a success!
  • Learn more about Family Pride using the following link:

July 27: Art Online: Draw Together via Microsoft Teams

Program Closure:

  • June 8
  • June 15
  • June 22
  • June 29
  • July 6