Portage Québec

Drug Addiction and Employment Reintegration Programs in Québec

Portage Québec

Since its first centre was opened in 1973, Portage has helped tens of thousands of people to take back control of their lives with its specialised drug addiction rehabilitation programs in Québec.

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.


Adolescent Program

Anglophone youth 14-18 years

Adult Program

Day program for adults

Adolescent Program

Francophone youth 14-18 years – Western Québec

Mother & Child Program

For pregnant women and mothers with young children

Adolescent Program

Francophone youth 14-18 years – Eastern Québec

Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers Program

For men with mental illness

Adult Program

Residential program for adults


“We’ve all suffered in our past; we were lost and didn’t have the slightest clue how to even be happy. It’s as though the events in our lives were given to us as puzzle pieces to reach our goals. But none of the pieces ever fit together no matter how hard we tried. Our puzzle pieces may not have fit before but being here we have found that every one of us has a piece of that puzzle in him. And we’ve completed the first step to reaching our happiness.” –Luna 

"My life really changed with respect to my relationship with my son.  I feel more valued, I feel a lot closer to him.  I have more confidence in myself, in my role as a mother, and I feel less guilty." - Maude

"The most important transformation that I underwent at Portage was to increase my self-confidence and to learn how to manage my emotions. Before I went to Portage, I managed my emotions with drugs. Now, I can deal with everyday situations much better that I used to - I can face these situations. I'm working to become an engineer." - Miguel

“Once you make the decision that drugs are no longer the solution for managing the ups and downs of everyday life – yes the ups as well as the downs, because happiness is sometimes just as hard to manage as sadness – you have to re-evaluate your social surroundings and cut the negative ties that you had, at one point, thought were your security. We have learned to choose honesty over manipulation, truth over lies, and self-respect over running away.” - Jean-François

Portage Québec News


Soirée des Grands Philanthropes 2016: once again a great success!


Montreal, October 1st. Portage’s annual Soirée des Grands Philanthropes fundraising gala has been honouring inspiring Québec business people since 2004. On September 29, 2016, the 13th edition of this event paid tribute to Mme Monique Leroux, President of Mouvement Desjardins from 2008 to 2016 and President of l’Alliance coopérative internationale, for her vision and exceptional… Read more »


La soirée des Grands Philanthropes 2016


Montréal, 29 septembre 2016.   Depuis 2004, Portage rend hommage à une personnalité influente du monde des affaires québécois lors de sa soirée-bénéfice annuelle La Soirée des Grands Philanthropes. Le 29 septembre dernier, nous avons souligné la contribution et la vision exceptionnelles de Mme Monique F. Leroux, présidente du Mouvement Desjardins de 2008 à 2016 et… Read more »


Staff members connect with the community


On September 17, staff members from Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre for anglophone youth in Québec manned a booth at an event in Little Burgundy. It was a great opportunity for Portage to connect with the community and reach out to those in need.

Portage Québec Foundation

Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation programs in Québec are financed in part by the Portage Foundation, which raises funds through individual and corporate donations as well as fundraising activities.

Portage’s Board of Trustees

Generously offering their time, the members of Portage's Board of Trustees oversee the proper functioning of the organisation. Many of them sit on various committees that support clinical and administrative programs.

  • Peter A. Howlett, President and Secretary
  • André Chagnon, Vice President
  • Ted DiGiorgio, Treasurer
  • Peter Caven
  • Paul Côté
  • Jean Coutu
  • Michel Dallaire
  • Michel Décary
  • Jacques Duchesneau
  • Brian Evans
  • Laurent Giguère
  • Russell King
  • Tricia L. Kuhl
  • Richard Legault
  • Roderick C. Nolan
  • Dorothy Reitman
  • Harriet Stairs
  • Marcel Villeneuve
  • Ann Vroom
  • Harvey Yarosky