The Gatehouse Vision, Mission and Objectives


‘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 participant

Our Vision:

A future where those impacted by childhood sexual abuse can heal and reclaim their voices

Our Mission:

To provide support, resources and advocacy on behalf of those impacted by childhood sexual abuse.

In keeping with our vision and mission, we will pursue the following objectives:

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


  • Provide information, referrals and linkages
  • Provide resource support and groups that address vulnerable target populations
  • Provide a child-friendly environment, resources and support enabling Police and Child Welfare Workers to interview families when child abuse is suspected
  • Develop strategies for web-enabled services and support
  • Integrate outreach strategies that will effectively communicate our vision, mission, objectives and services



  • Mobilize community capacity, strengths and skills of volunteers


  • Actively recruit and train volunteers who will provide leadership and mentoring
  • Promote the value and effectiveness of direct service volunteers


  • Increase service capacity through collaboration and partnerships


  • Collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure a seamless service response
  • Develop and nurture partnerships with others in the field to increase service capacity


  • Facilitate knowledge creation and knowledge transfer


  • Provide thought leadership through the provision of resources, workshops, conferences and other educational events
  • Create resource materials and training expertise to facilitate replication of programming in other environments