JOIN RIDERS OF ALL LEVELS FOR A DAY OF FUN AND ACTIVITY AT PORTAGE ONTARIO'S INAUGURAL CYCLING EVENT
Participants can choose to cycle the glorious paths along the Grand River or the scenic country roads of Wellington County. Festivities take place at Grand River Raceway and include a complimentary continental breakfast and barbeque lunch.
Your registration fee will cover costs related to the ride. All cyclists (18+ yrs.) are required to raise $75 for youth addiction. Receive an event T-shirt as our thanks! Additional incentives await those who raise $250 or more. And more support means more youth can receive the help they need at Portage – free of charge – and give families back their children. It’s easy and we’ll show you how.
Be part of a community ready to bring awareness to the Portage Residential Treatment Centre in Elora and support vulnerable Ontario youth working to combat their substance dependency and go on to lead healthy, productive and drug-free lives.
For information contact:
416-531-1333 or 519-501-5135
Portage Ontario, a non-profit organisation established in 1985, operates a residential drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth in Elora, Ontario.
In the therapeutic community environment, residents work through the underlying issues that caused their substance abuse and develop a set of social competencies that will help them deal with the challenges of everyday life without resorting to drug abuse. They develop the self-esteem and confidence to go on to lead healthy, productive, drug-free lives.
The Portage Elora treatment centre serves Ontario youth referred by parents, schools, family physicians, hospitals, other addiction-treatment and youth-serving agencies, as well as Youth Justice and the Children's Aid Society.
We all know someone, whether a family member, friend, or colleague, who has been affected by addiction in some way. It wreaks havoc on our society and it is our shared responsibility to help young people who are suffering before it’s too late. At Portage, they can acquire the skills to free themselves from the grasp of addiction. It will assure them a better future, and benefit all of society.
PORTAGE ONTARIO SUCCESS STORIES
Portage Ontario News
Families play a critical role in a resident’s treatment and reintegration back into the community. A resident’s family becomes part of the larger Portage family and on Saturday, June 10th, families, residents and Portage staff came together for a Family Support Day. Activities included a BBQ and a plethora of games including volleyball, a balloon… Read more »
Portage Ontario was proud to be a Bronze sponsor & attendee at the Addictions and Mental Health Conference held in Toronto May 28th through 30th. Our admissions team hosted an information booth for the 350 representatives from 220 Ontario addiction and mental health organisations that were in attendance. “Stronger Connections – Communities Working Together” was… Read more »
In addition to being a residential drug addiction rehabilitation program that focuses on helping vulnerable youth to stop using drugs, Portage Ontario is about empowering its residents to develop a healthy lifestyle – eating well, sleeping well, and enjoying social and recreational activities. Portage works hard to offer diverse programming so that youth can learn… Read more »
Portage Ontario Board
The Portage Ontario Board of Directors is chaired by Todd Nishimura. The Board is made up of dedicated volunteers who are involved in their local communities and who ensure the proper governance of Portage activities in Ontario.
- Todd Nishimura, Chair
- Peter Howlett, President of Portage
- Richard Bowden
- Elaine Casavant
- Norman Lord
- Piera Morra
- Michael Mundy
- Peter O'Brien
- Colin Stairs