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A note of thanks to #TheHeartOfOurCommunity 

Thank you for being The Heart of Our Community.

Today, December 1, is Giving Tuesday, an opportunity to celebrate and experience the impact of giving back.

2020 has undeniably been a challenging year for us at The 519, and for the communities we serve. Through your generous support, we have been able to weather the storm so far. We have managed to:

  • respond to urgent community needs, including access to meals, hygiene supplies, clothing, and harm reduction kits,
  • check-in on our communities' well-being,
  • provide crucial virtual supports, and
  • continue advocating for LGBTQ2S human rights.

The next year will be all about recovery, and the road might not be an easy one. But with your continued support in 2021, we know that we will soon see the rainbow on the other end.

From us to you, #TheHeartOfOurCommunity, thank you!

With love and appreciation,
The 519

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Online Training and Webinars

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Fostering Queer and Trans-Inclusive Environments at Work and Home

  • Tuesday, December 15 • 1 to 3pm
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 through WebEx.

Cost: 73.45 CAD per person (all-inclusive)
Register Here
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Navigating Trans Sexual Health and Safer Sex

  • Wednesday, December 16 • 1 to 3pm
Free webinar. Explore how to support trans folks of colour around sexual health and navigating safer sex while reducing barriers. Facilitated by The 519 Trans People of Colour Project (TPOC), and Education & Training team. 

Registration required. Email Yasmeen:

Program and Event Highlights

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Virtual LGBTQ2S Winter Wonderful Celebration

  • Saturday, December 12 • 10:30am to 12:30pm
Let us ring in the winter and holiday spirit together. Lots of fun activities for the little ones and their families and friends.

For more information, contact Sharn:
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The 519 Legal Clinic

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays • 6 to 8:30pm
  • Delivered over the phone
Interim summary advice for LGBTQ2S communities. Advice includes, but not limited to, administrative law (ODSP, human rights, tenant rights), criminal law, immigration/refugee law, employment law, issues with the police, and mental health law.

By appointment only.
Contact: or call 416-392-6874.

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Virtual Older LGBTQ2S Adults Program

  • Mondays and Tuesdays • 2pm
The 519's Older Adult Programming has gone virtual for the time being. Join us for conversations, workshops, film screenings, and more.

Registration required.
For more details, contact Moji:
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Do you want to vote at The 519 AGM?

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You can vote for The 519 Board of Management nominees for 2021-22 at our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) if you are:

  • an existing member of The 519, and
  • live within our catchment area bounded by Bloor, Bay, Gerrard, and Parliament streets.
Apply for, or renew your membership no later than Sunday, December 27, 2020
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