Graduation Ceremony of Montreal English-speaking Adolescents

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On June 19, Portage celebrated four of its Montreal English-speaking program residents (West Island) for their success during the school year. To many, the Graduation Ceremony is like the icing on the cake; a consecration, a reward for all the efforts made, a window on the future. This crucial moment in the life of our… Read more »

Vernissage and Scholarship Awards at Portage Saint-Malachie

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On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the Portage Drug Rehabilitation Centre at Saint-Malachie hosted a vernissage to mark the end of the school year and the awarding of five scholarships that were presented to the students by Stéphanie Lachance, Member of the National Assembly.  The young residents of the Portage Saint-Malachie Centre, located one hour from… Read more »

Table du Chef – Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

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Combining philanthropy and culinary expertise, the Table du Chef at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth was once again a resounding success this year. The team of chefs for this event was comprised of Baptiste Peupion (Executive Chef of the hotel), Jean-Marc Guillot (Executive Pastry Chef and recipient of the Meilleur ouvrier de France Award) and… Read more »

Portage Art Workshops

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For many years now, Portage has made art workshops available to the residents of its rehabilitation centres. The workshops promote creative freedom in a non-judgmental environment. I recently met with Catherine, who teaches art at the MICA Centre, to discuss their impact. A pause in the therapeutic process Portage’s Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) program… Read more »

Giving Back with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

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Portage in Ontario is delighted to partner with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for the first time. In Portage’s substance abuse rehabilitation centres for adolescents, youth work on their strengths, their self-discovery, they integrate physical activity into their routine, learn to give back to the community and definitely discover who they are. Bottom line, it… Read more »

Portage youth take on their professional flight!

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Promote Awareness with Young People About Employment In the spring of 2019, the team at the Portage residential centre in Lac Écho was able to successfully complete two partnerships intended to help young people at the centre. Portage first partnered with Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi Rivière-du-Nord to implement a guidance program allowing about fifteen residents aged between… Read more »

Cassidy Lake Graduates

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Summer’s here and graduating residents of the Portage Academy at Cassidy Lake are looking ahead to a sober, productive life. Youth at the Cassidy Lake Rehabilitation Centre in New Brunswick attend class four hours a day.  Portage firmly believes that schooling makes for better social reintegration.  School programs at the Portage Academy are provided by… Read more »

A 3rd annual gala for Portage Atlantic

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Portage Atlantic held its 3rd annual gala fundraising dinner in Moncton, New Brunswick, on June 14, 2019. The objective of this yearly event is to create awareness towards drug addiction and raise funds to sustain, and improve Portage’s programs and services. Members of the business community, Portage’s Board of Directors, staff members, past residents and… Read more »

Portage and Outward Bound Canada Promote Personal Growth

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Since many years, Portage works with Outward Bound Canada, a nonprofit educational organization which aims to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. On Monday, June 24, 2019, two staff and ten residents attended Outward Bound in the Adirondack region. The youth and staff were… Read more »

2nd “Huîtres en affaires”

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Chaired by Mr. Guy Nadeau, General Manager at Desjardins Business, the 2nd Edition of the “Huîtres en affaires” event took place in a friendly atmosphere on April 12th. Over 400 guests gathered at the Metropolitan Anjou Golf Club and enjoyed a wide variety of oysters from La Boîte aux Huîtres. The highlight of the event… Read more »