Oct. 27th – 2017 – The Gatehouse hosted the 2nd Annual Healing the Voice Within fundraiser, October 25th at the Spoke Club, 7 pm – 10 pm.
Healing the Voice Within is a one of a kind art exhibit to give voice to sexual abuse survivors; promote awareness about the important work of The Gatehouse, and raise much-needed funds for its programs and services.
1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be sexually assaulted at some time in their lives.
Thank you to all who attended, supported, shared powerful stories of courage, strength, and resiliency at The Gatehouse 2nd Annual Healing the Voice Within fundraiser held October 25, 2017, at the Spoke Club in Toronto. Thank you to Lacey Ashtyn and Pearl Lee co-founders of Full Circle Art Therapy Centre for their amazing support in facilitating the art therapy programs for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse at The Gatehouse.
Thank you to our amazing event volunteers:
Alia, Brittany, Caitlin Cafaro, Connor, Crystial, Curtis, Denise Orth, Jeremiah, Jessie, John Patrick, Lashanna, Mazen Zehairi, Roula Matti, Zada, Rick Magrath, Sofia, Natalie, Cristina, Shaquille, Tiffany, Suzanne.
Rover Crew: Abdul, John Paul, Mackenzie Wilson & Tyson
Thank you to the Healing Voice Within Fundraising Committee: Dr. Mary Grogan, Stefan, Leah, Lorne, Ellen, Silvia, Dr. Mukherjee, Tony Vella , Supt. Ron Taverner, David Butt & Katie.
Thank you to our wonderful staff:
Paula Cordeiro. Paul Dunn, Stephanie Alves, Brad Hutchinson. Thank you for vision, direction, relentless energy and support Arthur Lockhart Your speech yesterday truly resonated with everyone in that room. We get to create magic on the planet.
Thank you to our guest speakers:
Deputy Chief, Shawna Coxon, Toronto Police
Superintendent Ron Taverner, Toronto Police Service
Lacey Ford, Co-Founder Full Circle Art Therapy Centre
Arthur Lockhart, Founder, The Gatehouse
Pat Capponi, Mental health advocate, Author, and recipient of the Order of Canada
Ms. Patricia Jaggernauth, CP24, MC
Thanks to Ryan Haas, President, Corporate Assets Inc. for his amazing energy in the live auction!
Thank you to Ted Nisker, Artist, Live Painting
Thank you to all our sponsors! National Post, Z103.5, Jewel 88.5, Humber College School of Social and Community Services, Ryerson University, Toronto Police Services Board, David Butt, A celebrity Limo, David Dinkha, Tickner, Marsh, Sapi H&S, 33Seven, Loblaws, Shoppers Drug Mart, Air Canada, Toronto Police, Rose Dental, Stefan Horodeckyj, Knights of Columbus, ABLE, LIUNA, Gualtieri Insurance, Jean Augustine.
We are honored and grateful to Madame Sophie Grégoire Trudeau who shared a greeting video adding her voice to the event.
On behalf of The Gatehouse, thank you Madame Grégoire Trudeau for your powerful words of support and encouragement. No one should suffer in silence. #mentalhealth#sexualabuse #arttherapy #awareness #greatspeech #toronto #event#support #brave #courage #nonprofit #ibreakthesilence #metoo For more information about The Gatehouse please visit www.thegatehouse.org.#JPSTEAM #6inthesix
Funding for The Gatehouse programs for survivors of childhood sexual abuse relies on the generosity of individuals and businesses to fund and expand our creative programs like the Visual Arts Support Groups facilitated by Full Circle Art Therapy Centre. Survivors learn to regain their voices through the powerful medium of artwork, which teaches positive coping techniques to address the anxiety, nightmares, and depression resulting from childhood sexual abuse.
The Gatehouse relies on the kind support from foundations, corporations, and volunteers. Every dollar we raised at the event helps empower and bring healing to victims, and helps spread awareness about childhood sexual abuse to create healthier, stronger communities.
If you would like to make a financial donation to The Gatehouse or sponsor 2018 Healing the Voice Within, please make out a cheque to “The Gatehouse” with HVW18 in memo section and mail to our address
The Gatehouse, 3101 Lake Shore Blvd. W., Toronto, ON, M8V 3W8.
All donations over $25 CAD will receive a charitable tax receipt in the mail.