Portage’s Anglophone Youth Program (commonly known as the West Island program) welcomed its first resident on January 18, 2001. Since then, 2,353 Anglophone youth have come through its doors. “Imagine a time when a dream became a reality. The opening of Portage “West Island” was just that, the making of a dream! The province’s first-ever… Read more »
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A short message of interest to all Portage residents, both current and past. Portage’s Users Committee (of Montreal) is looking for new passionate members to fill current vacancies. This committee allows members to continue giving back to the community, impacting the communities, and having a voice amongst Portage’s directors and administrators. Requirements: A desire to… Read more »
There is a strong connection between addiction and mental health disorders and the two are often mutually sustaining. People with this dual diagnosis often have to contend with a lack of available resources, a slow-moving system, and isolation. An Overstretched System On March 3, 2020, the Ontario Health Minister announced an unprecedented 25-million-dollar investment to… Read more »
Stories like Caroline’s are at the core of what we do at Portage. We are proud to share her story and to encourage other residents to share theirs. *Names are fictional for privacy. What lead you to start taking drugs and drinking, and why? I started drugs by wanting to escape my emotions from being… Read more »
Mathis is a turbulent, but very endearing child. He is an explorer, a cheerful boy, a ray of sunshine with boundless energy. He never wants to sleep and never says he’s tired. For many years, he would wake up several times a night; truth be told, he would do so up until he started taking… Read more »
COVID-19 means youth at the Portage Atlantic treatment facility in Cassidy Lake will be staying over the holidays. To read more, click here.
Sunday marked the start of National Addictions Awareness Week in Canada, and there is great concern that deaths from drug overdoses have been increasing dramatically during this pandemic. Read more about how Portage is getting involved here.
In Montreal, deaths from overdoses are on the rise this year. […] —the spinoff effects are noticeable, starting with people using drugs more. Watch the CTV News interview online here or read more about it here.
Montréal, November 23, 2020 – As part of the National Addictions Awareness Week, Portage wishes to draw attention to the opioid threat, which has been further exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. Addiction in The Time of COVID-19 As COVID-19 rages across the world, its impact on people struggling with addiction cannot be underestimated. The isolation… Read more »
The 17th edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes benefitting Portage was held on October 24, 2020. Due to Public Health directives, the winning formula of the annual event, which usually gathers together more than 700 distinguished members of the business community, had to be completely redesigned. So, this year, participants once again offered their… Read more »