Dear Gatehouse Community,

I am reaching out to you all today to announce the resignation of Stephanie Alves, Women’s Program Coordinator. Her last day at The Gatehouse is October 21, 2021. Stephanie is leaving due to being offered a position with another organization.

Since Stephanie joined The Gatehouse team in 2013, she has been a valuable and well-respected member of our team, bringing a “hit the ground running” attitude, with empathy, compassion, and kindness in her role as the Women’s Program Coordinator. She has helped many survivors find their voice, heal and connect in the community. She has mentored countless students, volunteers, and community members in the values, mission, and vision of The Gatehouse. We will dearly miss Stephanie’s professionalism, kindness, and support over these past 7+ years of service to The Gatehouse in her role. 

Stephanie’s Gatehouse email will remain active as she will remain on as a volunteer helping with future events in support of The Gatehouse. However, all program coordinator responsibilities will be directed to another staff member.

A Message from Stephanie to The Gatehouse Community

“As I move on to the next chapter of my professional life, I’d like to express my heartfelt gratitude to The Gatehouse community for the priceless memories, lessons, and friendships I’ve gained here. Additionally, it was an honour and blessing to be able to work alongside an amazing and dedicated team, volunteers, and students. I will treasure these meaningful experiences we all shared together. 

Furthermore, I will cherish the memories of meeting numerous courageous individuals, and witnessing their great capacities and resilience unfold before me. You are all truly inspirational human beings that continue to pave the way for survivors to find their voices. 

Thank you all for making my time with The Gatehouse so rewarding. Best wishes to you all. 


Stephanie Alves” 

We honour her decision and wish her all the best in her future endeavours. On behalf of everyone at The Gatehouse please wish Stephanie all the best for the future.

With utmost and sincere gratitude,

Maria Barcelos, Executive Director, MA, B.A. ASIST,

Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)

416-255-5900 x225  |

3101 Lake Shore Blvd. West, Toronto, ON M8V 3W8  

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