News Release – COVID-19


Dear friends of Portage, Over the last few weeks, Portage has been closely monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. This virus causes respiratory infections with symptoms of fever, coughing, and difficulty breathing. At this time, the Public Health Agency of Canada has assessed the public health risk associated with COVID-19 as low for the general population… Read more »

Portage worries about increased access to substances causing addiction


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Montreal, November 20, 2019 – As part of the Substance Abuse Prevention Week (November 17 to 23) and the National Addictions Awareness Week (November 25 to December 1st), Portage would like to remind people that the legalization of a substance doesn’t decrease its risk of addiction. During the last year, upon their admission, 90% of… Read more »

Portage and Desjardins Unite to Promote Academic Perseverance


Montreal, February 11, 2019 – As part of the Hooked on school days, the Portage Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a new scholarship program for its young residents. Thanks to the generosity of Desjardins, Portage was able to set up this program to encourage our young people to reach their full potential…. Read more »

Two Portage Programs Recognized as “Leading Practices” by the Health Standards Organization



Montréal, January 18, 2019 ─ Following a rigorous assessment process, the Health Standards Organization (HSO) has designated two programs implemented by Portage drug addiction rehabilitation centres as “leading practices”. This recognition by a reputed international organization highlights Portage’s expertise in the field of drug addiction treatment as well as its commitment to continuously improving its… Read more »



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MONTRÉAL, April 18, 2018 – In preparation for the legalization of cannabis this summer, the Government of Québec recently launched an awareness campaign to inform young people about the effects of the drug. Portage, which welcomes hundreds of teenagers with drug problems every year at its drug rehabilitation centres, is launching its own campaign around… Read more »

30 new supervised apartments for recovering addicts!


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30 new supervised apartments for recovering addicts: Habitations communautaires Portage II   Montreal, April 9, 2018 – The official inauguration took place today for the Habitations communautaires Portage II (HCP II), a 30-unit apartment building for people who have recently completed a rehabilitation program at one of Portage’s drug addiction treatment centres. In attendance were… Read more »



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Montreal, February 14, 2018—Portage marked today its 45th anniversary. Forty-five years of providing peer-to-peer support, proudly helping thousands of people recover from substance abuse, re-enter society, and lead healthy and productive lives. On this occasion, employees, residents and graduates from all Portage centres across Canada gathered to celebrate. “I’m deeply moved to be here with… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Recognizes 31 Youth


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Cassidy Lake, NB, October 22, 2017 – Portage Atlantic hosted its Annual Recognition Ceremony today at its drug addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake. The ceremony pays tribute to the youth who have either completed the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or who have maintained a positive lifestyle since they… Read more »