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Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) 2021

A Circle for Healing and Regenerating

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The 519 will commemorate the 22nd anniversary of Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR) on Saturday, November 20, 2021. This year's community-chosen theme is "A Circle for Healing and Regenerating".

Join us virtually to celebrate and honour the lives of the 2 Spirit, trans, and non-binary siblings we have lost to transphobia, hate crimes, illness, substance use, suicide, or murder.


  • Opening ceremony featuring the Circle of Cedar Singers, and a moment of silence, followed by
  • Speakers and community performances.

The event will be streamed via Zoom. Stay tuned to our social media for more details.

Register to attend

Call for Performers for TDoR 2021

Inviting 2 Spirit, trans and non-binary artists, speakers, dancers, singers, and performers to participate in the virtual component of The 519's Commemoration of Trans Day of Remembrance (TDoR). An honorarium will be provided to those selected.
📌More details and link to submit:

TDoR Window Memorial: Call for Submission of Names

Is there is a 2 Spirit, trans, or non-binary person who has passed away that you would like to honour? Submit their names and we will include and honour them at our TDoR Window Memorial [at 519 Church St.] during Trans Awareness Week and TDoR 2021.

Submit names no later than Monday, November 8, 2021.
Note: We are only able to accept names of folks who lived in the Greater Toronto Area.

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 and/or 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 The 519 led 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.
View all Programs and Services
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

  • Tuesday, November 23, 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)
See other upcoming workshop dates

Register Now

A portrait of Salah singing with Jackie Richardson. Reads: Virtual Gala, The 519 Annual Gala

All set for The 519's 17th Annual Gala?

Join our Honorary Patron Salah Bachir and enjoy amazing performances 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 
Presented by Rogers Communications

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

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