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.

The Portage Atlantic Foundation counts on the generosity of the community to be able to provide services that not only improve the lives of the young people who come to Portage, but also those of all the families and communities that are affected by the positive outcomes of their rehabilitation.

All donations, large or small, help Portage support Atlantic youth as they seek freedom from addiction.

Our Greatest Needs

  • Aftercare Services for graduates

  • Academic Bursaries for graduates

  • Extra-curricular activities for residents

  • Continuing Education for staff members

Portage Atlantic Foundation News

Cassidy Lake Graduates


Summer’s here and graduating residents of the Portage Academy at Cassidy Lake are looking ahead to a sober, productive life. Youth at the Cassidy Lake Rehabilitation Centre in New Brunswick attend class four hours a day.  Portage firmly believes that schooling makes for better social reintegration.  School programs at the Portage Academy are provided by… Read more »

A 3rd annual gala for Portage Atlantic


Portage Atlantic held its 3rd annual gala fundraising dinner in Moncton, New Brunswick, on June 14, 2019. The objective of this yearly event is to create awareness towards drug addiction and raise funds to sustain, and improve Portage’s programs and services. Members of the business community, Portage’s Board of Directors, staff members, past residents and… Read more »

Hydration – an essential element of the education and positive lifestyle of Portage residents


Jennifer Loughery, nurse at the Portage Atlantic rehabilitation centre, has implemented an awareness program on how staying hydrated is important to overall good health. “The youth were showing up in my office more and more frequently with issues of constipation, fainting spells and just overall feeling unwell. A major issue that I noticed was that… Read more »

Notable Donors

Portage Atlantic is very grateful to the generous donors who make our programs possible, including: 

Lions Club - Portage
AYR Motor Express logo -portage
Future Focus Foundation - Portage
Fredericton Community Foundation logo - portage
Potash Corp logo - Portage
MacMurray Foundation logo - Portage
UCT logo - Portage

  • The McCain Foundation

  • The Late Dr. Bill Lewis

  • The Late Lillian F. Black

  • Ronald and Sherrie Evans

  • Dorothy F. McDade and John E. Bliss

  • Roland and Sharon MacNeal

  • David Middleton

  • Fernand and Ghislaine Arsenault

Why give to Portage?

“Portage Atlantic provides a much needed service to the youth in our communities. Because of their efforts, youth have access to programs and professionals who provide the support and guidance they so desperately need. Atlantic Lottery wholeheartedly supports Portage Atlantic’s efforts with annual funding for their Community Breakfast Series” - Kim Wilson, Senior Manager Corporate Planning & Social Responsibility, Atlantic Lottery Corporation
“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