Open House Day to Partners for Saint-Malachie’s 20 years

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On Friday, November 1st 2019, an Open House Day for partners took place at Portage’s Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centre for Adolescents in Saint-Malachie. This event, organized for the centre’s 20th anniversary, was an opportunity to invite Portage partners to a meeting with the young residents in order to understand the importance and scope of the… Read more »

A cookie, a smile and a pinch of hope

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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 »

“I have found my true self here”

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It is a great honour for me to be welcomed into the Portage family. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to walk the journey to recovery here. Our philosophy states that “I have come here to find myself” and I feel very strongly that I have found my true self here. I come… Read more »

Pedal for Portage 2019

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Pedal for Portage

The 2nd annual Pedal for Portage cycling event in Elora took place on Saturday, September 21, 2019. And what a weekend it was! Over 120 cyclists and volunteers took to one three road/trail routes in Centre Wellington in support of Portage’s residential substance abuse rehabilitation centre for Ontario youth in Elora. It raised $75,000 in… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Recognizes Youth at Annual Recognition Ceremony

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Portage Atlantic hosted its Annual Recognition Ceremony at its addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake, NB, on September 29, 2019. This ceremony celebrates youth who have either completed the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or who have maintained a positive lifestyle since they graduated one year ago. This year, 35… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Bursary Recipients Attended 24 Various Educational Institutions

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As part of Portage Atlantic’s commitment to promote the importance of education, an academic plan is put in place upon entrance to the Portage Program at Cassidy Lake. Objectives range from studying towards high school credits, on-line university courses or completing a GED. Portage residents are encouraged to complete as much academic work as possible… Read more »

Saint-Malachie residents become actors in Saint-Gervais’ haunted village

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October 31st is a time to celebrate Halloween, but also a great opportunity for the adolescents of the Saint-Malachie residential rehabilitation centre to actively participate in the Saint-Gervais “haunted village” event. A haunted village in Chaudière-Appalaches The Saint-Gervais Haunted Village event has been a must for 3 years in the Bellechasse area. This year, a… Read more »

Addiction Counselors will be Deployed in Quebec High Schools

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On Monday, September 16th 2019, Lionel Carmant, Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services, announced that an investment fund would be implemented to deploy addiction counselors in all high schools in the province of Quebec. A welcomed movement This was a much-anticipated movement, and which undoubtedly translates into the urgency of the situation for young… Read more »