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Journey to the Heart of Addiction

By Portage | 01-11-2019

My journey began 34 years ago when I joined the Portage team to become a drug addiction counsellor. Today, I am the director of one of Portage’s innovative programs, the Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) program. In 1984, Portage had already been in existence for more than a decade, but did not yet have the… Read more »

A Woman’s Path From Nurse to Director

By Portage | 12-19-2018

I’ve always wanted to help others, to serve something greater than myself and to make a difference. When I was younger, I always wanted to be involved in humanitarian efforts and dreamt of being part of Nurses Without Borders (NWB). Taking off to South America for example, to help those that are in need. But,… Read more »

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One Month After The Legalization of Cannabis

By Portage | 12-14-2018

After more than a month following the legalization of cannabis in Canada, many observations can be made. The cannabis shortage affecting many of the SQDC branches have forced the government to reduce store hours. The bold intentions of reducing the reach of the black market and increasing the quality of the distributed substances have been… Read more »

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The 16th Anniversary of MIRE: The Coming of Age in Employment Reintegration Services

By Portage | 12-04-2018

Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the MIRE conference room was transformed to accommodate an anniversary party! In light of MIRE’s 16th year of operation, partners, employees, program alums were invited, in addition to all those who’ve helped enable MIRE to become a go-to reference for all things regarding employment preparation.   A festive ambiance could be… Read more »

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Alcohol and Drug Use: The Ongoing Issue of Prevention

By Portage | 11-29-2018

Governments and organizations are being pressured to find effective means of dealing with substance abuse problems and prevention is seen as a key factor in achieving that goal.   The Importance of Alcohol and Drug Use Prevention Among Youth Alcohol and drug use at a young age often herald addiction problems later on. A major study conducted… Read more »

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Terry Fox Run: A Walk of Hope!

By Portage | 09-24-2018

The Terry Fox Run celebrates the trans-Canadian run by Terrence Stanley Fox in 1980. This event, known as the Marathon of Hope, takes place every year on an international scale with the objective of raising funds for cancer research. The History of a Man Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Canada in 1958. During his… Read more »

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