Portage is a Canadian non-profit organisation that helps people suffering from substance abuse-related problems to overcome their dependencies and live healthy, happy, and productive lives.
Since it was established in 1970, Portage has helped tens of thousands of people to take back control of their lives with its specialised drug rehabilitation programs for adolescents, adults, pregnant women and mothers with children, the aboriginal community, adults with mental health issues, and individuals referred by the justice system.
Mission - Vision - Values
Portage fosters the strengths and skills of substance-dependent persons to enable them, through comprehensive and cost-effective interventions based on the therapeutic community approach, to live lives of sobriety, filled with dignity, self-respect, and accomplishment.
In Portage’s Therapeutic Community, the community of residents is the principal means for promoting personal change, through self-help and mutual support. Residents and staff members participate in the management and operation of the community, contributing to a psychologically and physically safe learning environment.
The focus is on the social, psychological, and behavioural dimensions of substance abuse and on learning how to manage the challenges of everyday life without drugs. The supportive community environment works to heal individuals emotionally, and to support the development of behaviours, attitudes, and values of healthy living. Read more