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The 519 Annual General Meeting 2021-22: Join Us
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The 519 Board of Management invites you to join us for our virtual Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Members. All members and friends may attend.

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 • 6 to 7:30pm ET

Pre-registration is required to attend. Register no later than Monday, September 27, 2021.

Click here to Register

The meeting agenda, financial statements, and minutes from the 2020/2021 AGM will be available online prior to the meeting.

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 now open for in-person (indoor and outdoor) programming with up to 25 people, including children, staff, and parents. Join us for Indoor/Outdoor Programming, Family Wellness Series, and our continuing Virtual Programming. All programs are free.

Registration required. Register Here
Questions? Contact

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Upcoming 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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Encore: Arts Program for LGBTQ2S Seniors

4-part arts program series for LGBTQ2S seniors (ages 55+). Facilitated by art therapist Jessi Hartig. All art skill levels are welcome.

  • Mondays,
  • September 13, 27 and October 11, 25 • 2 to 4pm
  • Simultaneously at The 519 [519 Church St.] and via Zoom
Registration required. Register Here
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Kids Action and Arts Space (KAAS) / Youth Action and Arts Space (YAAS)

KAAS (for kids 6-9 years) and YAAS (for kids 10-14 years) offer a fun and affirming space to connect and meet friends and new peers.

ROM-Com-munity Day! Dinosaurs and mummies and artefacts, oh my! Join us for a day of community and fun at the museum.

  • Saturday, September 18 
  • 11am to 12:30pm • 1:00 to 2:30pm • 3:30 to 5:00pm
  • At Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) [100 Queens Park]
Registration required. Register Here
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Anti-Violence Initiatives (AVI) Workshops

These workshops are 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.

Virtual Rhythm ‘N’ Rhyme is Back

Music classes in Mandarin and Cantonese for children (0-6 years). Rhythm 'n' Rhyme is a community-led initiative in collaboration with Eveline Yu, a former participant of The 519 EarlyON Child and Family Centre.

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Drop-in Community Programming
Join us for our drop-in community programming. Click on the links below to learn more.
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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

  • Thursday, September 23 • 5 to 7pm
Gain a deeper understanding of LGBTQ2S 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)
See other upcoming workshop dates

Register Now

Planned Giving at The 519

Use the power of your will to support LGBTQ2S generations.
Use the power of your will to support LGBTQ2S communities..
We are excited to share that we have partnered with Will Power, a national movement made up of charities, financial advisors, and legal professionals across Canada, working together to show Canadians that they have the power to make a difference through their Wills. 

Take a look at the free resources and tools on Will Power's website to learn about the common myths surrounding gifts in willsthe potential tax benefits, and more.
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