Portage Atlantic Winter Newsletter 2014 
Portage Atlantic Recovery Trail
Photo: Magee/Kings County Record – Ron Evans, Dave Emmerson, Pat Rogers, Carol Tracey and Erin Flood walk a portion of the Recovery Trail

Official opening of Portage Atlantic’s scenic and therapeutic Recovery Trail

Portage Atlantic Recovery Trail signAfter over three years of planning, developing, and fundraising, Portage Atlantic was proud to host board members and donors to the official opening of the Recovery Trail on November 8, 2013. The guests walked a small portion of the 3.8 km trail to the new cabin in the woods for a small ceremony, where residents explained how much it means to them to have a quiet and safe place on site where they can get some fresh air and exercise.
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Cassidy Lake residents celebrate the Holidays with the help of the Lions Club

Portage Atlantic Lions PartyOn December 8, 2013, Portage Atlantic youth, staff members, and Lions Club members gathered at Cassidy Lake for the Annual Lions Christmas Party. The tone of the event was one of happiness and cheer and it was clear that the residents were extremely grateful for the generous gifts, as well as the presence and support of the Lions Club members.  
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Investors Group Saint John sponsors Volunteer Recognition – April 2014


Visit from PEI MLA’s and New Brunswick South Eastern Caucus

Cassidy Lake residents learn about kickboxing

Resident writes rap song about Portage Atlantic

Youth take the initiative to create a recycling program at Portage Atlantic


November 15, 2013 – Daily Gleaner
Rediscovering their dreams

November 11, 2013 – Kings County Record
Portage shows off new recovery trail

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“It is nice to know that people in our community support such a beneficial program like Portage. It is supporters like you that help us want to become better people and motivate us to want to better society.” – Portage Atlantic resident

Accreditation Canada accredits Portage with Exemplary Standing

Accreditation CanadaPortage is very proud to announce that its accreditation standing with Accreditation Canada has been increased to that of Exemplary Standing, as of December 10, 2013.  Accreditation Canada, an external competent authority, has recognised Portage’s dedication to continuously improving the quality of our services and ensuring the safety of our clients.
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Portage Atlantic highlights the importance of collaboration between mental health and addiction programs and services

During National Addictions Awareness Week, which ran from November 18 to 24, Portage Atlantic created awareness about the important link between its addiction rehabilitation program for youth and the local mental health and addiction support services with whom it works. According to the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, 30% of people with a mental illness will develop a substance abuse problem in their lifetime and 53% of people who abuse drugs will develop a mental illness.
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Portage Atlantic’s first online fundraiser rallies donors around the dreams of youth

Portage Atlantic fundraiserPortage Atlantic’s first online fundraising initiative raised a total of $11,222 thanks to the generosity of online donors. The campaign, which culminated in National Addiction Awareness Week at the end of November 2013, sought to spread awareness to a larger audience through a new medium, and showcase Portage as a leader in addiction treatment in Atlantic Canada.
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About Portage

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.

For more information, to participate in our activities, or to share comments, contact:

Carol Tracey
Director of Development
Portage Atlantic

For Admissions information, contact Cassidy Lake centre:

Toll Free (from Atlantic Canada): 1-888-735-9800
Tel.: 506-839-1200
Fax: 506-839-1210



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