Portage Atlantic

Drug Addiction Rehabilitation for Adolescents and Young Adults

Portage Atlantic

Portage Atlantic, a non-profit organisation established in 1996, operates a residential drug addiction rehabilitation centre for Atlantic Canada youth (14-21) in New Brunswick.

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.

The centre, located in Cassidy Lake, New Brunswick, also serves youth from Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador.



Portage Atlantic News


Your Community Garden at Cassidy Lake

Portage Atlantic & District N1 Lions Project   About Portage Atlantic The residential bilingual programs and services offered at Portage have helped thousands of Atlantic youths overcome their dependencies and...
Winsloe Lions Club

Visit from the Winsloe Lions Club from PEI

Portage Atlantic had the honor of hosting a visit from the esteemed Winsloe Lions Club from Prince Edward Island last week. The visit proved to be a heartwarming occasion as...
DPS Visit May 3, 2023

Department of Public Safety’s visit to Cassidy Lake

Portage Atlantic was happy to welcome visitors from the Department of Public Safety for a visit to the center on May, 3rd. They had an extensive tour of the facility,...

Portage Atlantic Foundation

Portage Atlantic’s drug addiction rehabilitation program for youth in New Brunswick is financed in part by the Portage Atlantic Foundation, which raises funds through individual and corporate donations as well as fundraising activities.

Portage Atlantic Board

The Portage Atlantic Board is chaired by Russell H.T. King, a retired family physician in Fredericton and former New Brunswick Health Minister involved in bringing Portage to Atlantic Canada. 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 Atlantic Canada.

  • Russell H.T. King, Chair
  • Dave Emmerson
  • Ron Evans
  • David Ferguson
  • Erin Flood
  • Peter A. Howlett
  • Tammy Johnson
  • Frederic Laforge
  • Gisele Maillet
  • Ronald Murray
  • Roderick Nolan
  • Bruce Northrup
  • Patricia Rogers
  • Frank Wilson
  • Brad Woodside

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