Vision, Mission and Objectives

Our Vision:
A future where those impacted by childhood sexual abuse can heal and reclaim their voices.
Our Mission:
To provide support, community, and resources for individuals impacted by childhood sexual abuse.


Provide a range of both formal and informal support and outreach.


  • Provide a safe, inclusive and healing environment for those impacted by childhood sexual abuse
  • Provide a child-friendly environment, resources and support enabling Police and Child Welfare Workers to interview individuals and families when child abuse is suspected
  • Provide peer support programs, information and community support resources for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Provide web-enabled strategies for services and support
  • Provide outreach that communicates our vision, mission, objectives, and services locally, nationally and internationally

Mobilize community capacity, strengths, and skills of volunteers


  • Recruit and train volunteers who provide leadership and mentoring
  • Celebrate the valuable contributions and effectiveness of our direct service volunteers

Increase service capacity through collaboration and partnerships


  • Increase service capacity through collaboration and partnerships, locally, nationally and internationally
  • Develop and nurture partnerships with others in the field to increase service capacity
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure a seamless service response
  • Collaborate with partners to promote transformative social change

Facilitate knowledge creation and knowledge transfer


  • Sharing evidence-based best practices through workshops, conferences, educational and networking events
  • Collaborate with other like-minded agencies on research initiatives supporting evidence-based approaches
  • Create training resource materials and share expertise to enhance community capacity and services for survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Provide experiential learning opportunities for post-secondary students

 “It’s so hard to convey what the Gatehouse is and what happens there. It’s a place where everyone’s voice can be heard. It sounds so simple, and maybe that’s the beauty of the programs and people at the Gatehouse; when your voice gets heard, you can begin to heal.’ – Adult Program Participant