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Secrets in Big Sky Country: A Memoir Paperback – by Mandy Smith

Mandy Smith was born and raised in Montana, aka "Big Sky Country." It took five decades for her to find the courage to step out from that closet of shame and reveal what had been hiding in plain sight--familial sex abuse and its ensuing aftermath. She resides in Portland, Oregon and is an advocate for child abuse prevention and adult survivors of childhood sex abuse. "Secrets in Big Sky Country" is her first book.


Healing Journeys Conference

Healing Journeys Conference
The Healing Journeys Conference will bring together survivors of violence with medical and psychological professionals, academic researchers and activists devoted to the healing of all forms of trauma: physical, emotional and sexual abuse, as well
as domestic violence. We will come together to share ideas, strategies and healing.

Transformative Social Change Symposium

On November 21st, 2015, join us at the Symposium for Transformative Social Change.

Yuk Yuks Comedy Night - December 17, 2015

Do you like comedy? Want to support The Gatehouse? 

The Gatehouse is having another Yuk Yuks comedy night fundraiser on Thursday December 17th at the 224 Richmond location.

Tickets on sale at The Gatehouse (3101 Lake Shore Blvd W) in the office.

Price for each ticket is $20.

Group rates as follows:

  • 4 for $60
  • 10 for $ 120
  • 12 for $140  

Thank you for your support.

Volunteer Group Facilitator Two Day Training

The Gatehouse two day peer support group facilitator training will be held October 3 & 4, 9:30am-3:30pm both days, at Humber College Lakeshore Campus, Lakeshore Commons (Building H) ROOM H105

Registration required. Register via email to Maria at mbarcelos@thegatehouse.org

Transforming Trauma into Triumph Conference 2015 Summary

Thank you to all conference attendees and sponsors for being such a powerful part of the 5th annual Transforming Trauma into Triumph conference.  Over 180 people attended the event, adding their voice to raise awareness about the impact of childhood sexual abuse trauma.

The Turn with James Buffin

Check out and share the first episode of "The Turn" by James Buffin, a series of short videos to be released weekly featuring interviews with empowered survivors of child sex abuse.



EPISODE 10 - RUMINATION https://vimeo.com/128026582

EPISODE 9 - SUFFERING AND GROWTH - https://vimeo.com/127738510

Toronto Police Services Board Donation to The Gatehouse

April 20, 2015 10am – Transforming Trauma to Triumph - The Toronto Police Services Board Brings Relief to Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse at The Gatehouse

Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation

The Gatehouse would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for generously supporting our Adult Partners Support Group Program, 2014-2016.  For more information about how the Ontario Trillium Foundation visit http://otf.ca/

Visual Arts Support Group

The next 12 week Visual Art Support Group will start Monday June 1st, 7pm-9pm at The Gatehouse. There is no cost for this program. To register, please contact Maria at mbarcelos@thegatehouse.org


Adult Support Program

At The Gatehouse we believe strongly in the need for community support in the aftermath of child abuse, our group self support structure is designed to facilitate social-reconnection, education and self support. The Gatehouse Adult Support offers a 15 week curriculum-based psycho-educational program for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. For further information or to book an Intake appointment contact us at 416-255-5900. Read more about the Adult Support Program

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Child Investigation Support

The Gatehouse is a child friendly location that is available for Investigating Police Officers and Children’s Aid Workers to interview children, youth and families during child abuse investigations. The Gatehouse is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for investigations. To access the online booking system Police Officers and Children’s Aid Workers must register as investigators. Click here to complete the registration form. Read more about the Investigation Program