Rotary Club of Guelph South – A Friend Indeed

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As part of Wellington County, Portage Ontario is fortunate to have the support of many community-minded organizations. One of our newfound friendships has been that with the Rotary Club of Guelph South. Since August of last year, the Rotary Club of Guelph South has championed the Portage Ontario cause: Portage was invited to present at… Read more »

The 6th Table du Chef at Café Ferreira

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Table du Chef

The 6th Table du Chef was held at Café Ferreira on Tuesday, April 9th. The owner, Carlos Ferreira, once again generously opened his renowned kitchen to our guests to benefit Portage. The Portuguese-flavoured menu included cod croquettes with black garlic mayonnaise, yellowfin tuna crudo and octopus Bolognese Led by Chef Francesco Dili, a promising young… Read more »

Employees’ fundraising campaign: Portage’s family mobilized

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The 2018-2019 Edition of the Portage employees’ fundraising campaign, which calls on their generosity, has again been successful this year. Indeed, the campaign has helped Portage offer art therapy to the residents of the MICA program for women and a projector to the residents of the Mother and Child program, so they could spend some… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Volunteer Recognition Gathering

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Volunteer

On April 11, 2019, the Moncton Portage Atlantic Aftercare group hosted the volunteers at its weekly meeting activity, providing the opportunity for youth to express their appreciation. A mother and son team shared their story of how the Portage program at Cassidy Lake, NB, has brought positive changes to their lives. This was followed by… Read more »

Portage’s 20th Table du Chef at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

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Table du chef

Portage’s Table du Chef was held on March 20th 2019 at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and celebrated its 20th edition. This annual event helps raise funds for the Adolescent Rehabilitation Program in Saint-Malachie. Attendees of the event were invited inside the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac kitchens. Among those present were several influential members of… Read more »

The Opioid Epidemic: Addiction with a Prescription

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More than 2,000 deaths by overdose between January and July 2018 in Canada; 72,000 deaths by overdose in 2017 alone in the United States (more than the combined number of deaths due to motor vehicle accidents and guns): such is the toll of the opioid crisis in North America. Many people who fall prey to… Read more »

Creating Awareness among Students

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Members of the Portage Atlantic staff and youth continue to participate in various community outreach initiatives to create an awareness of the program and services offered at the Cassidy Lake residential rehabilitation centre for youths between the ages of 14 and 21 who are dealing with substance abuse issues. Recently, Portage Atlantic Admissions Coordinator Tambrie… Read more »

I Always Wanted to be Part of a Catalyst for Change

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We interviewed Kathie Rodger, Director of the Portage Atlantic Centre for adolescents, to learn about her professional career and her role in our organization. Q: Hi Kathie, can you tell us how you started your career? Sure! I didn’t really know what I wanted to do when I was younger. After fantasizing about becoming a… Read more »

Maître de sa vie: a People-Centered Program

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Maître de sa vie

In order to carry out its initial mission, which is to develop essential personal growth skills for adults with alcohol or drug addiction, Portage-Québec officially added a new program to its service offer in September 2013. The Maître de sa vie Program is intended for clients addicted to psychotropic drugs who also present symptoms related… Read more »

Alcohol and Drug Use in Women

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Have women fallen into the insidious trap of alcohol and drug use? Recent studies on the prevalence of alcohol and drug use among women worldwide tend to show an increase in their consumption of both. Social pressure, post-traumatic stress – the reasons for the increase seem to be on the rise as women are caught… Read more »