Partners Program: One-Day Workshop & Bi-Monthly Drop-in Group

Partners’ Program:

One Day Workshop 

Offered for partners (Boyfriend/Girlfriend/Husband/Wife) and support persons (Parents/Friends/Colleagues/Professionals) who are connected with a survivor of childhood sexual abuse that is currently enrolled or who has completed a Gatehouse group program. The one-day workshops explore being the support person of a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). The support person, and survivor are encouraged to attend together.  This introductory session creates the space for support persons (e.g., non-CSA survivors) to actively engage in an experiential, holistic healing journey where both people have their experiences and questions, and insights explored in practical and meaningful ways.  This process is based on principles of transformative learning and empathetic learning. You will have the opportunity for personal reflection, the opportunity to talk with others about your reflections, questions, insights, and the ongoing opportunity to explore very specific, practical forms of the whole relationship.  ***An intake form and Gatehouse staff confirmation of registration is required to attend***   


Next Partners One-Day Workshop 2019 Date: TBD. please email Paula
Please Note: The partner’s one-day workshops are offered only for the partners/support persons of survivors who are currently attending or have completed a phase 1 program at The Gatehouse.
Bi-Monthly Support Persons/Partners Only Co-ed Drop-in Group Meetings:

These bi-monthly drop-in meetings are offered for the support persons of CSA survivors.  These meetings take place on the second and last Monday of every month, 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at The Gatehouse.  ***Registration is required to attend via email to Partners/Support Persons wanting to attend the monthly meetings must also first attend an in person or over the phone intake process and complete the Partners Program intake form. 

2019 Bi-Monthly Support Persons/Partners Only Meeting Dates:
  1. January 14th and 28th
  2. February 11th and 25th
  3. March 11th and 25th
  4. April 8th and 29th
  5. May 13th and 27th
  6. June 10th and 24th

    Location: The Gatehouse, 3101 Lakeshore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON, Main Intersection: Kipling and Lakeshore.

Registration Required: To register for any of the bi-monthly support persons’ drop-in meetings, please email Carolyn at:  In your message to Carolyn, please advise which date(s) you are registering for.  Thank you.

If you have any questions about the Support Persons’ program (e.g., One-Day Workshops or Bi-monthly Drop-in Group), please contact Paula Cordeiro, Partner’s Program Coordinator/Supervisor, at: Thank you.

This program was generously supported by The Ontario Trillium Foundation 2014-2016.  Thank you Ontario Trillium Foundation for your kind and meaningful support.