Thursday, October 5, 2023 – 5th Annual Healing the Voice Within Fundraiser in support of The Gatehouse

Dear Esteemed Attendees, Supporters, and Generous Donors,

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to each and every one of you who joined us at our 5th Annual Healing the Voice Within event to raise awareness of the profound impact of childhood sexual abuse and much needed funds to support The Gatehouse. Your presence, support, and contributions made this gathering an incredible success.

Over 300 people came together to learn, connect, and stand in solidarity with survivors raising $38,594.88 net funds. Your collective commitment to this critical cause is truly awe-inspiring. By being a part of this event, you have actively contributed to raising awareness, breaking the silence, and supporting survivors on their healing journey and continue the meaningful work of The Gatehouse.

It is your support that enables us to continue our mission of providing a safe haven for survivors and fostering a community that cares. The positive impact of your presence and contributions will resonate far beyond the event itself.

Thank you for being champions of change and for standing with The Gatehouse in this essential endeavour. We are deeply grateful for your dedication and look forward to making a lasting difference together.

We acknowledge the wonderful event speakers Christopher deGale Officer in Charge of the O Division Integrated National Security Enforcement Team (OINSET); Kelly Beale Crown Counsel Human Trafficking Legal Support Program Ministry of the Attorney General; and Thom Ernst Film Writer, Broadcaster, Critic and Author of “THE WILD BOY OF WAUBAMIK.”

Thank you to our amazing performers, Emilee Ann Pitawanakwat and Ashley Bryant.

Thank you to our wonderful MC, Roger Petersen for his dedication and commitment to giving back to The Gatehouse community.

Thank you to our fabulous live painting artists Mira Kopanarov and Montina Guiry.

Thank you to our event honorary chairs including: Vince Nigro Host of The War Room on Camões TV Radio & CityTv; Pat Di Donato Hon H.R.M. Executive Vice President Liberty Grand Entertainment Group; Joseph S. Mancinelli LiUNA International Vice President Canadian Director & Regional Manager for Central and Eastern Canada; Silvia Gualtieri Gualtieri Insurance & Financial Services; Tony Vella Toronto Police Constable Toronto Police Service; Dr. Alok Mukherjee Former Chair of the Toronto Police Services Board from 2005 to 2015; Chris Campbell Vice President, Carpenters Union; Ron Taverner Superintendent Toronto Police Service; Rob Lafrate President A Celebrity Limousine; Sabra Desai Chair of the Board of Directors, The Gatehouse, MSW, RSW; Lisa Crooker Superintendent Toronto Police Service Co-Chair, Board of Directors, The Gatehouse

Thank you to our event committee members, Lia Antonova, Dama Event Management, Lorne M. Simon, MCPR, The Simon GROUP, Maria Barcelos, Executive Director of The Gatehouse, Stefan Horodeckyj, Zada, and Tony Vella, Toronto Police Constable and Jake Robert, Alacarte Benefits.

Save the date for the 6th Annual Healing the Voice Within, Thursday, October 3rd 2024! More details to follow soon.

Check out Camoes Radio and City TV to talk about The Gatehouse with the Portuguese Community 

Check out CHIN TV/Radio International Event Feature 

Event Planner: Lia Antonova Dama Event Management Cell# 416.878.1306