Partners Program: One-Day Workshop & Bi-Monthly Group Support

Partner’s 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.  ***Confirmation of registration is required to attend*** Space is limited to 20 participants per workshop.

Please Note: The partner’s one-day workshops are offered for the partners/support persons and survivors (who are currently registered to attend, attending, or have completed a phase 1 program at The Gatehouse) to attend together.

Next Partners/Support Person’s One-Day Workshop 2019

Date: Sat. Nov. 30th, 2019

Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

Location: Humber College, Lake Shore campus, building/room: H205

Cost: $25 per person


Questions? Please email Paula Cordeiro at 


Bi-Monthly Support Persons/Partners Only Co-ed Group Meetings:

The free bi-monthly support person meetings offered only for the support persons of survivors who are currently registered to attend, attending or have completed a phase 1 program at The Gatehouse. 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 bi-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: (Monday evenings, from 7 pm-9 pm, at The Gatehouse)
  • October 28  ***There is only one meeting in October due to holiday***
  • November 11
  • November 25

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’ 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 partner’s program (e.g., One-Day Workshops or Bi-monthly meetings), 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.


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The Gatehouse, a community based charitable organization that provides much-needed support, resources, and community to survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Survivors of sexual abuse are in desperate need of our support and services and The Gatehouse relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and businesses to fund and expand our creative programs including peer support groups, art therapy, wellness workshops, conferences, and the investigation support program.
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