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

Lewis Fitness Centre: What Youth Have to Say

02-10-2020

The Lewis Fitness Weight and Cardio Room is proving to be a great benefit for the male and female communities. Rather than extrapolate the benefit of fitness activities, here is feedback from the youth themselves. “I love to get stuff out of my mind. It helps me to relax. It makes me feel motivated.” “I… Read more »

Holiday Season Kick-off at Cassidy Lake

12-16-2019

A decorated tree, thoughtful gifts, Christmas music, sweets and enormous appreciation, makes the annual Lions event the perfect kick-off to the holiday season. Every first Sunday of December, the Lions from NB, PEI, NS and Maine drive to Cassidy Lake anxious to meet the youth and to finish decorating the Tree with a display of… Read more »

A cookie, a smile and a pinch of hope

11-04-2019

During the week of September 16 to 22, 2019, Portage Atlantic partnered with Tim Hortons to raise funds to support the Cassidy Lake drug addiction rehabilitation program for adolescents. Since 1996, the Canadian company Tim Hortons has been holding an annual fundraising campaign for charities across the country. Last year, the Smile Cookie Campaign raised… 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