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


Creating Awareness among Students


Members of the Portage Atlantic staff and youth continue to participate in various community outreach initiatives to create an awareness of the program and services offered at the Cassidy Lake residential rehabilitation centre for youths between the ages of 14 and 21 who are dealing with substance abuse issues. Recently, Portage Atlantic Admissions Coordinator Tambrie… Read more »

A donation of $75,000 from The Fredericton Women’s Executive


A donation of $75,000 was recently presented to Portage Atlantic as a result of the fundraising event honouring the former mayor of Fredericton, NB. The Fredericton community paid tribute to Brad Woodside, the longest serving Fredericton mayor, and a long-time friend and director of the Portage Atlantic Board. Some 500 persons attended the memorable evening… Read more »

Portage Atlantic hosted its annual Recognition Ceremony on Sunday


At this year’s ceremony, last October 22nd, 31 youth were recognized for having completed various stages of the residential and aftercare components of the Portage program.   Referring to the Recognition theme, “You Didn’t Come This Far… To Not Go Even Further”, words of encouragement and hope were delivered by guest speakers, including the Honourable… 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