|Community Breakfast in Fredericton
The Portage Community Breakfast held on November 12, 2014 began with a welcome from the Mayor of Fredericton and Portage Atlantic Board Member, Brad Woodside. The purpose of the breakfast meeting was to share information about Portage Atlantic’s programs and services, talk about the behaviors and symptoms of youth with addictions and focus on the importance of networking with the Fredericton community.
Mr. Luc Desjardins, Portage Atlantic Program Manager, was on hand to inform the more than 60 guests about various features of the Portage Program. A heartfelt testimonial was given by Portage Atlantic graduate, Alicia Shaw, and the closing statement was delivered by Board Member, David Ferguson.
Lewis Fitness Centre Capital Campaign – The Benefits of Physical Fitness
The Lewis Fitness Centre Capital Campaign goes beyond bricks and mortar.
Research has repeatedly demonstrated that physical activity, in combination with organised sports, has a positive impact on behavior and healthy lifestyles and improves social, emotional and physical well-being. Read more…
Girl’s Group: overcoming sexual abuse
A social worker and program manager at Cassidy Lake recently formed a group providing female residents the opportunity to work through sexual abuse issues.
The “Girls Group” had six participants and met twice a week. Each session includes a discussion and a learning segment as well as wellness exercises and activities.
CPR Class at Cassidy Lake
On Thursday March 19, Cassidy Lake staff took part in a CPR workshop where they learned how to apply bandages and first-aid techniques. A great team-building experience for all.
Portage closes its centre in Keremeos, BC.
The Portage Keremeos centre closed its doors on March 5th. From the time it opened in 2009, the centre helped almost 400 youth turn their lives around and find new hope in the future. The discussions between Portage and government authorities regarding funding proved fruitless despite both parties best efforts.
Portage would like to thank all the people who trusted them during the past years.
Portage is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people overcome their dependencies in order to be able to live healthy, happy, and productive lives. With service centres in Québec, New Brunswick, Ontario, and British Columbia, Portage helps clients to develop their self-esteem, confidence, and the competencies necessary to overcome addiction. For more information, click here.
Portage Atlantic was established in 1996.