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17 Jan

13th Annual Transforming Trauma Conference – May 17, 9am-4pm Toronto Police College

Save the Date – May 17th, 2023 – The Gatehouse 13th Annual Transforming Trauma Conference Wednesday May 17, 2023 9am to 4pm Toronto Police College 70 Birmingham St, Etobicoke, ON M8V 2Z5 This event gathers survivors, survivor-centered organizations, first responders, and partners of childhood sexual abuse to share best practices, and collaborate on new approaches and evidence-based practices to support survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Tickets are on sale now....

17 Jan

Happy New Year Celebration at The Gatehouse

Open House & New Year’s Celebration at The Gatehouse   January 20- Thank you to everyone who joined us at our open house and new years celebration. 27 people joined in celebrating the new year, meeting new program participants and volunteers. Thank you to the neighbourhood officers, Constable Julie-Anne Walker and Constable Stephen Hogg, and Police Constable Rian Hamilton for visiting The Gatehouse and getting to know more about our programs and services. We’re excited for continued...

09 Jan

In-Person services resuming as of January 9, 2023

Happy New Year! As we enter 2023, with gratitude and hope. We are inspired to share that The Gatehouse is reopening for in person services on January 9th, 2023.  Most services are now available in person and/or online. Intakes Intake meetings can be conducted virtually or in person.  Please complete the intake form and email to Karen MacKeigan, Program Assistant at  karen@thegatehouse.org Provide your availability in your email to...

12 Oct

How to Practice Gratitude when You’re Depressed 

How to Practice Gratitude when You’re Depressed  By Amy Tai, Community and Justice Services (diploma), Program Assistant  It has been said time and time again that practicing gratitude and counting one’s blessings can help boost your mood and decrease feelings of depression. But are those same benefits available to people who are struggling with mental health? The simple practice of gratitude can have a tremendous impact on one’s mental health and wellbeing. Research has shown that...

12 Oct

Gratitude –Helpful Writing Prompts to Get Started with Gratitude 

Gratitude –Helpful Writing Prompts to Get Started with Gratitude  Written By: Sienna Wallwork, Program Assistant, Completing Bachelor of Applied Science in Family & Community Social Services and Social Service Worker Diploma  Gratitude is an important emotion to practice. It is a positive emotion, and can be described as a thankfulness or appreciation. One effective way to practice gratitude is with a gratitude journal. This is a journal where you write down anything you are grateful for....