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
Portage’s website has been redesigned with the youth, adults, and parents who need our services in mind. An array of videos and images are at the forefront of the experience, with programs and services explained simply and cohesively. A self-assessment questionnaire helps potential clients understand their needs. Graduate testimonials help encourage them that they too… Read more »
The Portage drug addiction rehabilitation centre in Elora, Ontario is part of a wonderful community in Wellington County that supports the youth in treatment. The Portage Ontario Foundation has been working to strengthen partnerships with individual, foundation, and corporate community leaders, which have translated into financial contributions to support the work being done at Portage… Read more »
Young women today are subject to increasing pressure from aggressive marketing, the prevalence of social media, and the feminine ideals portrayed in the media. To deal with this pressure, some turn to drugs or other risky behaviour. In order to respond to this new reality for young women, a group of Portage staff members recently… 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