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:

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018

9:30 am to 3:30 pm

@ Humber College Lakeshore Campus, Building H room 205 (2nd Floor)

Registration Required via

1. Complete the Partners Program & Intro Workshop Registration Form and

2. Email completed form to

Bi-Monthly Support Persons 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. 

2018 Bi-Monthly Meeting Dates include:

Monday, Oct 15, Monday, Oct 29, Monday, Nov 12, Monday, Nov 26, & Monday, Dec 10 (only one meeting in Dec 2018)

Volunteer Facilitators: Carolyn, Jami, Jay, Stewart, and Nicola

Registration/Intake Process:

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, 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.