Creating Awareness in the Community

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Portage Atlantic staff and residents create awareness about the Portage program and the services it offers at its Cassidy Lake residential rehabilitation centre for youth. On May 3, 2019, Tambrie Hicks, Admissions Coordinator for the Cassidy Lake residential rehabilitation centre for youth in New Brunswick, hosted an information booth at the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association… Read more »

Portage Ontario Bursary Program Launched

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June, 2019; The Portage Academy at Elora is an on-site Section 23 School approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education, operated in partnership with the Upper Grand District School Board. The Academy delivers high school curriculum to the youth in treatment. Attendance at school is a mandatory requirement of the Portage Ontario residential drug rehabilitation… Read more »

Portage Ontario Partners with Broad Reach Foundation

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June, 2019; Founded in 1998, Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders is a registered charity built on partnerships with youth-serving agencies in the Toronto community. Offering the only free program for at-risk youth aged 13 to 24 that combines building life skills, job training and sailing on board one of their fleet of 35’ –… Read more »

CURL FOR A CAUSE

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On March 23rd, Portage Ontario joined a group of six worthy charities who graciously received event proceeds from Curl for a Cause, a local volunteer-led curling bonspiel established in 2006. Curlers at the Fergus Curling Club in Centre Wellington, where the Portage Centre resides, warmly welcomed Portage as a first-time recipient. Portage residents donated a… Read more »

18th Cocktail Reception: Another successful event for Portage

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Cocktail

Gathered in the Complexe Jules-Dallaire’s atrium bright setting, nearly 200 members of the national capital’s business community attended the 18th Edition of Portage’s Cocktail Reception on May 7th, a highly coveted event to round off our annual fundraising campaign. Guests were able to network in a friendly atmosphere complete with jazz music whilst contributing to… Read more »

E-Cigarettes: marketing and addiction?

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In an interview with the TVA Nouvelles news channel on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, fourteen-year old Elizabeth explained how she became addicted to nicotine through vaping, at one point consuming the equivalent of 100 cigarettes per day. E-cigarettes are becoming increasingly popular, especially among youth. The fault lies with some very clever marketing. An alternative… Read more »

Naloxone: Portage counsellors train to save lives

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For just over a year now, all counsellors working in Portage rehabilitation centres have been required to receive training on the use of naloxone kits. Given the extent of the opioid crisis (see: The Opioid Epidemic: Addiction with a Prescription) in Canada and the United States, the Portage Health and Safety Committee made the decision… Read more »

Interview with Portage Atlantic graduate

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Tonight at the Kingswood Turnaround Achievement Awards, Tatyannah Coté will be recognized for her commitment to changing her life around.  Tatyannah was a resident at the Portage Atlantic rehabilitation treatment centre where she learned to work with the phases of the program and gained interest in continuing her education.  She is a student at the… Read more »