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21 Feb

5 Steps Documentary Film Premiere

Join us for the screening of “5 Steps” documentary film. This groundbreaking documentary that brings to the forefront the untold narratives of courage, strength, and triumph over the devastating impacts of child sexual abuse. The film focuses on the journey of survivors who have navigated the challenging path towards healing and recovery, demonstrating the transformative power of resilience.  Date: Thursday April 4th 2024 Time: 7:00pm to 9:30pm Location: Creeds Coffee Bar 450 Dupont St, Toronto, ON M5R...

23 Jan

Erins Law Petition – We need your help!

We need your help with gathering petition signatures for Erin’s Law. Please download and gather signatures. Download PDF here -> Erins Law Petition Erin’s Law – Ontario BILL 123 To the Legislative Assembly of Ontario: WHEREAS: Erin’s Law amends the Education Act to ensure every board shall develop a policy to engage their pupils annually in all schools under their purview, in a developmentally appropriate manner, regarding the topics of child sexual abuse prevention...

23 Jan

14th Annual Transforming Trauma Conference

14th Annual Transforming Trauma into Triumph Conference Date: Wednesday May 15th, 2024  Time: 9:30am to 4:00pm (Registration check/in starts at 9:00am) Location: Humber College Lake Shore Campus, Building L Room 1017 Event type: In person  Cost: $100 per person ***Discounted rate available for group participants, volunteers, and post-secondary students** contact Maria for further information at mbarcelos@thegatehouse.org Get Tickets Here  About The Event 

23 Jan

Childhood Sexual Abuse Healing – Emotional Regulation & Practices

Childhood Sexual Abuse Healing – Emotional Regulation & Practices   Written by: Victoria Kong, Previous Placement Student, The Gatehouse Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) can have a wide range of effects in adulthood. Research shows that survivors of childhood sexual abuse can have serious and long-term impacts on their physical and mental health, along with their following sexual adjustment. It is notable that the experience of CSA and the negative emotional impacts can result in damaging a victim’s...

23 Jan

Importance of Community & Belonging   

Importance of Community & Belonging    Written By: Daniella Tucci, Previous Placement Student , The Gatehouse Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) is a very traumatic lived experience for people to hold onto for the rest of their lives. This type of abuse not only harms people physically, but as well leaves them emotionally scarred. Most often adult survivors struggle with feelings of isolation due to the impact of the abuse. Feelings of community, support, belonging, and trust may start...