Online Partners: Workshop & Virtual Monthly Support Group Meetings

Partner’s/Support Persons Program:


Offered for the support persons (Parents/Friends/Colleagues/Professionals) or the partners (Boyfriend/Girlfriend/Husband/Wife) who are connected with a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (C.S.A.) that is currently enrolled or who has completed a Gatehouse group program. The one-day or online two evening (2 hours per session) workshops explore being the support person of a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). The support person, and survivor are encouraged to attend together.  This introductory session creates the space for support persons (e.g., non-CSA survivors) to actively engage in an experiential, holistic healing journey where both people have their experiences, questions, and insights explored in practical and meaningful ways.  This process is based on principles of transformative learning and empathetic learning. You will have opportunities to engage in personal reflection, and to speak with others about your reflections.  You will also have ongoing opportunities to explore very specific, and practical forms of the whole relationship.  ***Confirmation of registration is required to attend***

Please Note: The partner’s one-day workshops are offered for the partners/support persons and survivors (who are currently registered to attend, attending, or have completed a Gatehouse phase 1 program) to attend together.

Virtual Workshop Dates: To be determined.

Workshop Time Frame: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm (offered online only) delivered over the course of two evenings.

Cost: $50 per person ($75.00 for 2 people if participating at the online workshops together)

Questions? Please email Maria Barcelos at

Monthly Support Persons/Partners Only Co-ed Group Meetings

The monthly support person meetings are offered only for the support persons/partners of survivors who are currently registered to attend, attending or have completed a phase 1 program at The Gatehouse. These meetings take place on the last Monday of every month, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. online.  ***Registration is required to attend via email to Jasmine.  Partners/Support Persons wanting to attend the monthly meetings must also complete an intake form.

Download the Support Persons/Partners Program Intake Form Here

2022 Monthly Support Persons/Partners Only Meeting Dates:

  1. Monday, Jan 31
  2. Monday, Feb 28
  3. Monday, March 28
  4. Monday, April 25
  5. Monday, May 30
  6. Monday, June 27
  9. Monday, September 26
  10. Monday, October 24
  11. Monday, November 28

Time Frames: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm online

Location: Online/Virtual Program

Registration Required: To register for any of the support persons/partners only meetings, please email Maria at 

If you have any questions about the partner’s program (e.g., Workshops or Monthly Partners Only online meetings), please contact Maria, Partner’s Program Supervisor at:

This program was generously supported by The Ontario Trillium Foundation 2014-2016.  Thank you Ontario Trillium Foundation for your kind and meaningful support.


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The Gatehouse, a community based charitable organization that provides much-needed support, resources, and community to survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Survivors of sexual abuse are in desperate need of our support and services and The Gatehouse relies on the generosity of individuals, foundations, and businesses to fund and expand our creative programs including peer support groups, art therapy, wellness workshops, conferences, and the investigation support program.
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