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The 519 is committed to the health, happiness, and full participation of LGBTQ2S communities in Toronto and beyond. We would love for you to join us in this work.

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We're Here, We're Queer, and We're Getting Vaccinated!

Pride Weekend this time felt just as special as past ones. Our Pride-special COVID-19 vaccine clinic saw 1150 folks, including community members, allies, and essential workers from the Church/Wellesley Corridor leave with a rainbow-coloured band-aid on their arms.

We are deeply grateful to our network of health/social service providers for their incredible work, and to our awesome staff, peers, and volunteers. Much love to Moka Dawkins for spreading cheer with lemonade, cake, and T-Time tips, and to DJ Blackcatt for spinning some wonderful tunes while folks got vaxxed.


We hope you will continue to support our work towards ensuring health equity for LGBTQ2S communities.

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Program and Event Highlights

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Virtual Roommate Mixer for LGBTQ2S Communities

  • Wednesday, July 7 • 4pm

Looking for a roommate? Join us for our virtual monthly mixer, and meet and connect with other LGBTQ2S folks who are looking for housing. Folks of all ages welcome.

Registration required. Register Here
Questions? Looking for Youth Housing Support?
Contact
Victoria: VWatson@The519.org
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Free Webinar

Walking on Eggshells: Navigating Trauma in Our Relationships
[For LGBTQ2S women, 2 Spirit, and non-binary folks]
  • Thursday, July 15 • 5:30 to 7:30pm

Join Registered Psychotherapist Ronnie Ali as they guide participants through an intersectional understanding of trauma in our close relationships, and how to dialogue about the past with safety and mindfulness.

Registration required. Register Here
Questions? Contact Reenita: RVerma@The519.org

EarlyON Outdoor Programming

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

The 519 EarlyON Child and Family Centre is now open for outdoor programming with up to 25 people, including children, staff, and parents. Join us for our Outdoor Programming and Family Wellness Series.

Registration required. Register Here
Questions? Contact Glitterbug@The519.org
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Self-Defense Session

  • Sunday, July 18 • 1 to 2pm
  • Barbara Hall Park [519 Church St.]

Join us for an hour of self-defense tips. Facilitated by martial artist and self-defense instructor Chris James. Free. Open to folks aged 18+. All fitness levels welcome.

Registration required. Register Here
Questions? Contact Kay: KMehrizi@The519.org
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Free Workshop For Youth
OUTREACH Photography: Cyanotypes
  • July 20, 22, 27; August 19, 24, 26
Join the OUTREACH 2021 virtual program exploring one of photography’s earliest processes - Cyanotypes. Program prioritizes LGBTQ2S youth. Participants must able to attend all 6 sessions. No previous photography experience necessary.

Registration required. Register Here
Questions? Contact Julie:
JHamara@The519.org
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Access to Justice and Legal Initiatives

The 519’s Access to Justice and Legal Initiatives programs support underserved LGBTQ2S communities to reduce barriers to accessing relevant legal services and educational resources. We have expanded to offer a general summary advice clinic, a number of specialty clinics, anti-violence supports, public legal education workshops, and more.

See all Available Supports
 
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Note: All program and event timings are in Toronto local time.

Initiatives Supporting The 519

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We are Sephora Canada's Charity Rewards Partner this month! We are proud to partner with them to bring you an opportunity to use your Beauty Insider points for a good cause.

Visit the Sephora Rewards Bazaar to redeem your Beauty Insider points for a Charity Reward, and they will donate on your behalf to support our essential services for LGBTQ2S communities.
500 points = $10
1000 points = $20
1500 points = $30

 
Redeem Your Points Now
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Classes for Confidence: Bold Beauty
For 2 Spirit, trans, genderqueer, and non-binary communities

Join Sephora's series Classes for Confidence: Bold Beauty. In partnership with The 519, this program has been created for 2 Spirit, trans, genderqueer, and non-binary communities. Hands-on free beauty classes offered virtually until they can resume in-person at participating Sephora stores.

Upcoming Classes:

  • Masculine look/theme: Tuesday, July 6, 4pm ET (English)
  • Femme look/theme: Thursday, July 8, 4pm ET (English)
  • Trans People of Colour theme: Tuesday, July 13, 4pm ET (English)
  • Neutral / Androgynous look/theme: Wednesday, July 14, 5pm ET (English)
  • Neutral look + Bold look/theme: Thursday, July 15, 4pm ET (French)
All classes are free. Registration is required.
 
Click Here to Register

Upcoming Virtual Training by The 519

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Fostering Queer and Trans-Inclusive Environments at Work and Home

  • Tuesday, July 20 • 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

The 519 Board of Nominations: Call for Nominations

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The 519 Board of Management is seeking candidates for a minimum two-year term (September 2021 - September 2023) who possess a robust mix of skills, knowledge, and experience and reflect the diversity of the communities that The 519 works with.

If you are interested in becoming a Board member, we encourage you to review the criteria and application.


The application goes live Monday, June 12, and will be available at The519.org/news/. Save the date!
 
Meet Our Current Board Members

Space Use at The 519: Call for Applications

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The 519 is relaunching our Return Application Process for ongoing space use by community-led groups, and we invite virtual applications from LGBTQ2S-led groups that respond to unique and various community needs.

Open to all past community-led groups as well as new groups looking to use our space. Apply no later than Friday, August 13, 2021. If you need support with filling this application, or have questions, contact Karlene at SpaceUse@The519.org.

Click Here to Apply
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