“Compassion is passion with a heart.” 

We are looking for a very special group of volunteers to help facilitate peer support groups for adult survivors of child sexual abuse. Many have been silent and carried their secret for far too long. They may be functioning well but they feel isolated, misunderstood, silenced.

If you are looking for an opportunity to  use your lived experience, help others that may be struggling, and/or improve your own skills as a facilitator/leader, this may be a perfect fit for you.

This 2-day training is a highly experiential session based on the principles of transformative learning, transformative change, and neuroplasticity. The key focus is on developing skills as a facilitator of the adult group process, for adults who have been traumatized by childhood sexual abuse. The session – developed and used at The GateHouse, has been referenced by people on the local, national, and international levels, who work in the field of trauma and abuse. We are grateful to have their experts coming to conduct this training.

Topics discussed include:

  • Power of personal narrative
  • Exploring shame, guilt, vulnerability, and trust
  • Transformational learning practices
  • Mindfulness and Meditation
  • Nuances of group dynamics

Training Dates:  Monday and Tuesday, March 16th and 17th, 2020. 135 Laurier Avenue,Ottawa, 9:30am to 3:30pm both days.

On March 16th and 17th, we are holding a two-day training for volunteer facilitators. If you feel this is right for you, please download and complete the Volunteer Application Form. Once you’ve filled it out, write up a brief cover letter introducing yourself and why you think you’d be a good fit then send it all in to Lucie@voicefound.ca.


Cost to attend is $40.00 however if this is a barrier, please let us know.