About The Gatehouse Legal Name: The Gatehouse Child Abuse Investigation & Support Site commonly known as The Gatehouse. Opened June 20, 1998. Vision: A future where those impacted by childhood sexual abuse can heal and reclaim their voices. Mission: To provide supports, resources and community to those impacted by childhood sexual abuse. Objectives: The Gatehouse aims to: provide a range of formal and informal supports and outreach, mobilize community capacity, strengths and skills of volunteers, increase service capacity through collaboration and partnerships and facilitate creation and transfer of knowledge.
History The Gatehouse is a unique community based charitable organization that provides supports, resources, and community to those impacted by childhood sexual abuse. It is the only community-based setting that provides services for children, youth and adults in one location. The Gatehouse offers adult peer support group programs. The Gatehouse is also a child friendly location where investigating police officers and child welfare personnel can interview children, youth and their families, during alleged child abuse investigations. The Gatehouse is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week for investigations. It has been designated by police services as a best practice site for conducting investigations related to childhood sexual abuse. The Gatehouse started its operations on June 20, 1998 and since then the Gatehouse has helped thousands including children, youth and adults who have experienced childhood sexual abuse. Additional Info about the Gatehouse The Gatehouse staff provides consultation services regarding issues of childhood sexual abuse, to local, provincial, national and international organizations. These organizations include: *Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee on Services for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse *Toronto Police Service *The Ontario Police College *The Federal Office for Victims of Crime *Beyond Borders *Child & Youth Advocacy Centre *Cornwall Public Inquiry for Adults Victimized by Sexual Abuse *Find Help Information Services *International Association for Chiefs of Police *Male Survivors Project London England *UNICEF Liberia *Federal Department of Justice. The Gatehouse Awards The Gatehouse and its staff have received the following accolades for their work: 2018 The Gatehouse received an Attorney General’s Victim Services Awards of Distinction. In 2015 &2016 – LAMP Community Service Award for our Facilitators, LAMP Community Service Award to Child and Family Advocate Paula Cordeiro. *Canada’s Top 50 Champions of Change *nominated for the Order of Canada *Mayor’s Community Safety Award* Stand Up For Kids *The Distinguished Community Service Award *Paul Harris Fellow-Rotary International *Ruth Atkinson Foundation Award *Toronto Community Foundation-Vital Ideas Award *Youth Philanthropy Award *The Gem of the Lake Shore Award. In 2015, The Gatehouse was awarded the LAMP Community Health Centre Community Service Awards for our Facilitators and Child & Family Advocate Paula Cordeiro’s dedication to helping children and families in the aftermath of child abuse.
Fundraising by: Giving an automatic monthly financial donation Making one-time personal financial donation Making a gift in honor of or in memory of a loved one Recommending The Gatehouse to your employer’s Employee Charitable Donations program Sponsor The Gatehouse Healing the Voice Within Annual Visual Arts Fundraiser Corporate Sponsorship Start a Canad Helps page and ask your friends to donate online via social media Creating your own event in support of The Gatehouse (birthday, wedding or other special event, ask for donations to be made to The Gatehouse instead of gifts). Joining our Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon team each year Promote our Healing the Voice Within event donation/ticket page Ask friends to donate online to our Canada Helps page at https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/id/52977/