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Coming Out Stronger:
The 519 Annual Report 2020/21
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We are pleased to present our Annual Report 2020/21.

Reflective of the unprecedented year that 2020 turned out to be, this year’s report is different from our past ones. Rather than offering a glimpse inside The 519 and our work, we have instead opted to tell an evolving story of how we faced, managed, and changed in the face of uncertainty. The report also presents the financial summary for 2020, and acknowledges our funders, supporters, donors, partners, volunteers, Board, and staff for their continued support of our work for 2SLGBTQ+ communities and our local neighbourhood during this time of great challenge.

The theme of the report is Coming Out Stronger, a reflection on our collective resilience, our work, and the ways in which we adapted in circumstances of crisis. It is a testament to the dedication of our staff and the strength of our communities.

We hope you will enjoy reading this report as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

Lastly, we dedicate this annual report to the memory of Sasha Hashi - beloved colleague, friend, sibling, and community member - and to the many lives lost during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read the Annual Report

Program and Event Highlights

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EarlyON In-Person and Virtual Programming

  • Tuesday to Friday • Various Timings 
  • The 519 [519 Church St.]

The 519 EarlyON Child and Family Centre is hosting in-person (indoor and outdoor) programming with up to 25 people, including children, staff, and parents. Join us for Indoor/Outdoor Programming, and our continuing Virtual Programming. All programs are free.

Registration required. Register Here
Questions? Contact

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New to Canada Programming:
Free webinars and programs prioritizing LGBTQ+ refugees and newcomers. Click on the links below for more details.
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Anti-Violence Initiatives (AVI) Workshops

For folks who have experienced violence or/and are living with trauma. Some workshops are for specific groups only. Click on the links below for more details. Free, via zoom, registration required.

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Drop-in Community Programming
Join us for our drop-in community programming. Click on the links below to learn more.
Access to Justice and Legal Initiatives
The 519’s Access to Justice and Legal Initiatives programs support underserved 2SLGBTQ+ communities to reduce barriers to accessing relevant legal services and educational resources.
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Note: All program and event timings are in Toronto local time.

Upcoming Virtual Training by The 519

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Fostering Queer and Trans-Inclusive Environments at Work and Home

  • Monday, October 18, 2021 • 5 to 7pm
Gain a deeper understanding of 2SLGBTQ+ communities and what it means to create authentic spaces at work and at home. 2-hour, single-session online course delivered via Zoom.

Cost: CAD 84.75 per person (all-inclusive)
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You are invited to The 519's 17th Annual Gala, which will stream online on Sunday, November 14, 2021, at 7:30 pm ET.


Alan Cumming • Ben Vereen Buffy Sainte-Marie Serena Ryder  Jackie Richardson Theo Tams 
and other surprise guest appearances 
Portraits of: Ben Vereen • Buffy Sainte-Marie • Serena Ryder Jackie Richardson • Theo Tams


  • VIP Tickets: $1,000* 
  • Tickets: $150 
  • Tickets: Pay-what-you-can 
  • VIP Tables, Tables, & Sponsorship available. Contact:
*Full tax receipt available 

Title Sponsors: Salah Bachir & Jacob Yerex 

Proceeds of the Gala will directly support The 519's programs and services for underserved and marginalized 2SLGBTQ+ community members. 

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