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

The Fredericton Golden Club makes a donation to Portage Atlantic


On January 24, 2018, Portage Atlantic made a presentation to the members of the Fredericton Golden Club at their weekly meeting. Carol Tracey, Director of Development, Portage Atlantic provided information on how the Portage Atlantic residential drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth was established at Cassidy Lake back in 1996, and how it evolved during… Read more »

Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Portage Atlantic


Santa and Mrs. Claus visit Portage Atlantic youth, as part of the District N-1 Lions Annual Christmas event. Santa and Mrs. Claus took time out of their busy schedule to visit the Portage youth at Cassidy Lake on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Members of the various Lions clubs from New Brunswick and Prince- Edward Island,… 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 »

Increased physical fitness will further enhance treatment program for youth

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Representatives and supporters of the Lewis Fitness Centre Capital Campaign Committee, Portage staff members along with youth gathered for the official opening of the Lewis Fitness Centre. Since 1996, the 165 acre site has undergone a significant transformation, with the construction of new buildings completed in 2010 and the creation of the therapeutic Recovery Trail… Read more »

Alexa Landry talks about her recovery at Portage Atlantic

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Interview with Alexa Landry, a Portage Atlantic graduate, and staff Greg Savoury. Click here to listen to the interview (in French)

Rogerstv Takes a Close Look at Portage Atlantic


Meet several of the Dedicated Staff at Portage Atlantic, learn how they use programs and services to help youth with addictions.

Presentations by New Brunswick Sports Ambassadors (NB Hall of Fame) to Portage Atlantic youth


Sports Ambassadors from the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame gave a presentation to Portage Atlantic youth on various sports and their benefits.  Discussions touched on barriers to overcome and decisions to make when engaging in sports. The Portage Atlantic youth and staff members, including teachers from the Portage Academy, appreciated attending this most valuable… Read more »

The official opening of the Lewis Fitness Centre is fast approaching!

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The Lewis Fitness Centre will help instill in youth the value of physical activity, and help them understand its positive impact on their behaviors and its contribution to a healthy lifestyle. Engaging in sports and physical activities on a daily basis helps to improve the social, emotional, and physical well-being of Portage Atlantic residents. Approximately… Read more »

More than 70 amazing and unique quilts!

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On May 18, 2017, members of the various District N-1 Lions clubs, including District Governor Lion Brennan Beaumont, and First Lady Lion Cindi Beaumont, presented some 70 quilts and throws to the Cassidy Lake Centre.  Each quilt is a unique piece of art and will bring comfort, warmth and color to the girls’ and boys’… Read more »