Portage addiction rehab graduates honoured

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CTV News On November 1st was held the annual Portage Recognition Ceremony at the Théâtre Maisonneuve of Place des Arts. Watch the video from CTV News for testimonials and highlights of the event.

Graduates of Portage overcame life hurdles for their accomplishment

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Global News A very special graduation took place Sunday afternoon at Place des Arts. 176 graduates from Portage, an addiction recovery centre in Montreal, reunited as part of its annual recognition ceremony. As Gloria Henriquez reports, these graduates have overcome substantial life hurdles. Watch the video here.

A reading club for the children at the Habitations Communautaires Portage

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Portage Mère-Enfant - Club de lecture

Once they have completed their addiction rehabilitation program at Portage’s Mother and Child centre, the mothers and their children are given the opportunity to live in affordable supervised apartments at Portage’s Habitations Communautaires. A reading club was created for all the children aged 2 to 8 in the building: les tout petits lecteurs for those… Read more »

Portage Elora youth cultivate their garden

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The Portage Elora Youth Garden Project had a fruitful inaugural summer, keeping many residents busy. In addition to establishing the physical site of the garden, residents built a temporary fence and added scarecrows to help keep the foraging wildlife at bay. This was by far the biggest challenge as the deer, rabbits, and groundhogs in… Read more »

La Soirée des Grands Philanthropes: a resounding success!

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Soirée Grands Philanthropes - Portage - 2015

Seven hundred guests attended Portage’s 12th annual Soirée des Grands Philanthropes to support Portage and pay tribute to Jean-Guy Desjardins, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Fiera Capital. The event, which was held on October 1, 2015 at Montréal’s Windsor Station, was greatly enjoyed by all. With generous contribution from partners, companies, and individuals,… Read more »

Annual General Meeting and Governor Recognition 2015

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On September 24, 2015 Portage governors and staff members attended the 2015 Annual General Meeting and Governor Recognition Reception. Portage honoured five governors for the exceptional contribution they have made towards the organisation over the years. Ronald Murray, Portage Atlantic Stéphane Dufort, Portage Québec – Montréal Region Mario Cusson, Portage Québec – Québec City Region… Read more »

A new service centre in the West Island of Montréal

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Last year’s relocation of Portage’s addiction rehabilitation centre for anglophone youth, from the West Island to the Laurentians, was difficult for the residents – above and beyond the challenges they were already facing in treatment. Portage’s new service point in Pointe-Claire has helped mitigate some of the challenges associated with the move, by providing youth… Read more »

Fall behind in school while in treatment? Not at Portage!

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Portage Academy - Schooling program

All Portage centres for adolescents offer mandatory on-site high school programming recognised by local school boards and adapted to the needs of the residents. Though some residents have been good students in the past, many of them have struggled with school, largely because they could not keep the pace that a teacher in a large… Read more »

Recovery Day celebrated in Québec for the first time!

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Recovery day in Quebec - Portage graduate

On September 19, Portage and MIRE (Movement for Integration and Retention in Employment) joined other addiction rehabilitation organisations for Montréal’s first Recovery Day, celebrating all those who have overcome drug addiction and taken back control of their lives. Twenty-four Canadian cities participated in Recovery Day this year, three years after the movement began in Canada…. Read more »