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Read about what's going on at the Portage substance abuse rehabilitation centres and employment reintegration centres in Atlantic Canada.


Lunch with the Minister of Health at Cassidy Lake

Apr 8, 2022

This week, the Honorable Minister of Health, Mrs. Dorothy Shephard and Senior Health Officials Stéphane Bérubé and Annie Pellerin stopped by the center for lunch and a tour. It was so nice to welcome guests back to the center! Thank… Read more »

Portage Awarded Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada

Feb 4, 2022

Accreditation Canada, a national organization that supports and assesses good practices in health and social services establishments, conducted an on-site survey of Portage’s centres and administrative offices in late October 2021 to assess the quality of our services. We are… Read more »

Saint John Fundraising Event

Oct 29, 2021

A unique fundraising event in the form of a three-course take-out dinner was held on October 7, 2021 at the Lily Lake Pavilion restaurant in Saint John. The organizing committee included the main sponsors, the United Commercial Travellers (UCT) Jack… Read more »

The Portage Mobile

Oct 18, 2021

Have you seen this vehicle? For over 38 years, Nashwaaksis Lion, Bill Scott has featured many decals on his vehicles with a purpose of reaching vulnerable youth. The decals project started with his Aerostar Van in 1983 with the Lion’s… Read more »

Annual Reconition Ceremony

Sep 12, 2021

A beautiful day for the Annual Portage Atlantic Reconition ceremony at Cassidy Lake today. 19 youth were recognized for their courage and determination to have taken the steps towards a life without subtance abuse. Photo: Mom, Roberta (middle) and her… Read more »

Your Community Garden at Cassidy Lake

Apr 22, 2021

A Portage Atlantic and District N1 Lions Project. About Portage Atlantic The bilingual residential programs and services offered at Portage have helped thousands of Atlantic youth overcome their dependencies and live healthy, happy, and productive lives. Since its very beginnings… Read more »

Enhancement of the Recovery Trail

Nov 10, 2020

A wonderful visit on the Recovery Trail by Garth and Carol Christie. Portage Atlantic is very appreciative of their generous contribution for the enhancement of the Recovery Trail. Today we inaugurated a portion of the trail; Cassidy Way in memory… Read more »

Cassidy Way

Nov 6, 2020

July 2010 marked the launch of the Stride for Success Fundraiser with T4G’s Future Focus Foundation. The fundraiser culminated with the construction of the Recovery Trail at the Cassidy Lake site.  The trail system, which features a cabin, a large fire… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Staff of The Year – Brett Gibson

Oct 2, 2020

The knowledge, dedication and commitment of Cassidy Lake’s multi-disciplinary staff team of teachers, clinicians, nurses and paraprofessionals, is one of Portage Atlantic’s strongest assets.  Every year, members of the staff team select one of their colleagues for the Portage Atlantic Staff… Read more »

Philanthropy: Dan Martell Helps Portage Atlantic During the Pandemic

May 20, 2020

On April 12, 2020, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping through Canada, Portage Atlantic received a $10,000 donation from long-time supporter Dan Martell and his family. This generous donation helps maintain admission services for youth struggling with substance… Read more »