14th Annual Transforming Trauma into Triumph Conference

Date: Wednesday May 15th, 2024 

Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm (Registration check/in starts at 9:00am)

Location: Humber College Lake Shore Campus, Building L Room 1017

Event type: In person 

Cost: $100 per person

***Discounted rate available for group participants, volunteers, and post-secondary students** contact Maria for further information at mbarcelos@thegatehouse.org

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 About The Event 

The one-day conference hosts speakers with lived experience, professionals in various fields including psychotherapy, social work, education, and research. Conference participants range in backgrounds, from survivors of childhood sexual abuse, post-secondary students, social service professionals, police officers, and community members joining to learn how they can better interact with and support those traumatized by childhood sexual abuse. 

The Objectives of the Event: 

  • Increased awareness of the impact of childhood sexual abuse, the resiliency of survivors,  
  • Increased knowledge of available services in the communities that support CSA survivors.  
  • Knowledge sharing and dissemination of wide-ranging viewpoints from victimization to criminal justice to healing and recovery from trauma. 
  • Collaboration between psychotherapists, mental health practitioners, victims of human trafficking, and Childhood Sexual Abuse sharing their healing journeys.  

Why this event? 

1 in 3 girls and 1 in 5 boys will be sexually assaulted at some time in their lives. The Gatehouse is a leader in the field of addressing childhood sexual abuse trauma.  

Survivors of sexual abuse are in desperate need of our support and services and we rely on the generosity of individuals and businesses to fund and expand our programs. Survivors learn to regain their voice in peer support settings, which facilitate positive coping techniques to address the anxiety, nightmares, and depression resulting from childhood sexual abuse. 

Your financial sponsorship helps to keep our programs including child abuse investigation, peer support groups, art therapy, and partners/family support available for free to those affected by this horrendous crime. 


  • Trynelle Thomas, Survivor, Advocate
  • Toronto Police Service Sex Crimes Unit
  • Arthur Lockhart, Founder, The Gatehouse
  • Kristi White, Survivor Council of Canada
  • Rosalia Rivera, Survivor Council of Canada
  • Stewart Thompson, Survivor Council of Canada
  • Other speakers to be announced soon. Updates will be posted on our website.

Note: An open space process with group discussion sessions and a poetry workshop delivered by Trynelle Thomas will be taking place in the afternoon.

Looking forward to seeing you there.

About The Gatehouse 

The Gatehouse Child Abuse Investigation & Support Site commonly known as The Gatehouse. Opened/Founded June 20, 1998. 

Vision: A future where those impacted by childhood sexual abuse can heal and reclaim their voices. 

Mission: To provide support, community, and resources for individuals impacted by childhood sexual abuse. 

Objectives: The Gatehouse aims to: provide a range of formal and informal supports and outreach, mobilize community capacity, strengths and skills of volunteers, increase service capacity through collaboration and partnerships and facilitate creation and facilitate knowledge transfer.  

Charitable registration # 86973 0648 RR0001 

Mailing Address, Contact and Website Information 

The Gatehouse Child Abuse Investigation & Support Site 

3101 Lake Shore Boulevard West, 

Toronto, ON, M8V 3W8 

Maria Barcelos, MA, Executive Director 

Phone: 416.255.5900 

Fax: 416.255.7221 

Website: www.thegatehouse.org