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.
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 Harriet Stairs. 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.
- Harriet Stairs, Chair
- Peter Howlett, President of Portage
- Clarke Addison
- Alice Adelkind
- Richard Bowden
- Peter Caven
- Piera Morra
- Michael Mundy
- Eric Nachman
- Gabriel Nachman
- Todd Nishimura
- Peter O'Brien
- Colin Stairs
- Mary Usher-Jones