Portage Foundation in Atlantic

The Portage Foundation’s purpose is to raise funds to maintain and improve therapeutic programs designed for people struggling with addiction.

Every donation makes a significant difference.

Your financial support brings hope to all those who use our services and want to spread their wings.

Impact of Your Donations

News from the Portage Foundation in ATLANTIC

Luc, témoignage

Luc’s Testimonial, Adult program, 1990

January 19, 2023

“My name is Luc Desjardins and I am 59 years old. I attended the Lac Écho Adult Program in 1990…. Read more »

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Lunch with the Minister of Health at Cassidy Lake

April 8, 2022

This week, the Honorable Minister of Health, Mrs. Dorothy Shephard and Senior Health Officials Stéphane Bérubé and Annie Pellerin stopped… Read more »

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Saint John Fundraising Event

October 29, 2021

A unique fundraising event in the form of a three-course take-out dinner was held on October 7, 2021 at the… Read more »

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Main Donors

Portage would like to thank all its generous donors for making it possible to continue its mission.

Why Donate to Portage?

We are proud to support Portage Atlantic and their dedicated team who work tirelessly to enhance the lives of youth within our community.

Thanks to the generosity of our donors, the Foundation was able to provide a $2,000 Community Grant in 2022. These funds supported the Wishlist project, enabling youth coming to or transitioning from the treatment program at Cassidy Lake to freely access essential supports like footwear, backpacks, art supplies, and personal hygiene products.

It’s fulfilling to know that in a small way we are helping youth with addictions successfully reintegrate into society.

Fredericton Community Foundation

At Saint John LNG, we have the good fortune to live and work in such a wonderful community.

Being a good neighbour and supporting organizations that are committed to improving the well-being of our community is important. Since 2009, we have invested over $5 million in our community and are so proud of our community support!

We commend Portage Atlantic for the great work they are doing to help youth who are dealing with substance abuse-related problems. Their guidance and support is changing lives; making a positive impact on the health, well-being and development of our youth.

Saint John LNG

“I continue to support Portage because I believe in the strength and effectiveness of the programs and services it offers to Atlantic youth in serious need of residential care.  Supporting Portage Atlantic also gives me the privilege of working alongside a fantastic group of volunteers and participating in projects that positively affect young lives, their family members’ lives, and the communities we live in.  The opportunity to make a difference and give back to these young people who have made the decision to re-direct their lives and live a life of sobriety is most satisfying.”

Frank Wilson, Portage Atlantic Board Member and donor

“Members of Jack Kidd Council have visited Portage Atlantic and watched the young people during their counseling sessions, listening to their testimonies about their struggles with addictions. These visits have given UCT members an understanding of how these young people are guided to take responsibility for their actions and choices. The graduation ceremonies are an emotional time when families and sponsors gather to hear each graduate tell their experience at Portage. After these visits, members are convinced that Portage Atlantic is definitely worthy of UCT’s continued financial support.”

 - Wes Cosman, Chairperson Drug Awareness Committee, United Commercial Travelers Jack Kidd Council 755, Saint John, NB


Various Ways to Donate

Donation by Phone, Email or Mail

Contact us at 506-472-4847 or by email: atlanticfoundation@portage.ca

Mail: Fondation Portage Atlantique, C.P. 1041, Succ. A, Fredericton N.-B. E3B 5C2

In Memoriam Donation

Honour the memory of a loved one by donating to Portage.

Donation in Shares

Have you ever assessed whether it is better to donate shares rather than money to charity?

Donating shares will most likely increase the tax deduction arising from your gift.

Should you wish to make a gift of stock, please call 506-472-4847

Planned Donation

Do you deeply care about Portage’s mission? Then consider including Portage in your will.

Should you wish to have more information on planned donations, please call 506-472-4847 or email atlanticfoundation@portage.ca.