Your Community Garden at Cassidy Lake

2021-04-22

A Portage Atlantic and District N1 Lions Project. About Portage Atlantic The bilingual residential programs and services offered at Portage have helped thousands of Atlantic youth overcome their dependencies and live healthy, happy, and productive lives. Since its very beginnings in 1996, Portage Atlantic has evolved in leaps and bounds from its programming to the… Read more »

Cassidy Way

2020-11-6

July 2010 marked the launch of the Stride for Success Fundraiser with T4G’s Future Focus Foundation. The fundraiser culminated with the construction of the Recovery Trail at the Cassidy Lake site.  The trail system, which features a cabin, a large fire pit, a large platform by the water, a 3.8 km path and more, has been… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Staff of The Year – Brett Gibson

2020-10-2

The knowledge, dedication and commitment of Cassidy Lake’s multi-disciplinary staff team of teachers, clinicians, nurses and paraprofessionals, is one of Portage Atlantic’s strongest assets.  Every year, members of the staff team select one of their colleagues for the Portage Atlantic Staff of the Year Award, based on their work ethic and character.   This year’s recipient… Read more »

Philanthropy: Dan Martell Helps Portage Atlantic During the Pandemic

2020-05-20

On April 12, 2020, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping through Canada, Portage Atlantic received a $10,000 donation from long-time supporter Dan Martell and his family. This generous donation helps maintain admission services for youth struggling with substance dependencies in the Atlantic provinces. A former resident of the Portage rehabilitation centre for youth… Read more »

Quarantine Induction at Cassidy Lake

2020-05-20

As the COVID-19 continues to progress worldwide, Portage Atlantic similarly continues to adjust its programs to provide a safe and healthy environment for its residents and staff. Acting swiftly to ensure the well-being and a sense of normalcy, mobile bunker houses were acquired and set up at a safe distance from the main residential community…. Read more »

Lewis Fitness Centre: What Youth Have to Say

2020-02-10

The Lewis Fitness Weight and Cardio Room is proving to be a great benefit for the male and female communities. Rather than extrapolate the benefit of fitness activities, here is feedback from the youth themselves. “I love to get stuff out of my mind. It helps me to relax. It makes me feel motivated.” “I… Read more »

Holiday Season Kick-off at Cassidy Lake

2019-12-16

A decorated tree, thoughtful gifts, Christmas music, sweets and enormous appreciation, makes the annual Lions event the perfect kick-off to the holiday season. Every first Sunday of December, the Lions from NB, PEI, NS and Maine drive to Cassidy Lake anxious to meet the youth and to finish decorating the Tree with a display of… Read more »

A cookie, a smile and a pinch of hope

2019-11-4

During the week of September 16 to 22, 2019, Portage Atlantic partnered with Tim Hortons to raise funds to support the Cassidy Lake drug addiction rehabilitation program for adolescents. Since 1996, the Canadian company Tim Hortons has been holding an annual fundraising campaign for charities across the country. Last year, the Smile Cookie Campaign raised… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Recognizes Youth at Annual Recognition Ceremony

2019-11-1

Portage Atlantic hosted its Annual Recognition Ceremony at its addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake, NB, on September 29, 2019. This ceremony celebrates youth who have either completed the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or who have maintained a positive lifestyle since they graduated one year ago. This year, 35… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Bursary Recipients Attended 24 Various Educational Institutions

2019-11-1

As part of Portage Atlantic’s commitment to promote the importance of education, an academic plan is put in place upon entrance to the Portage Program at Cassidy Lake. Objectives range from studying towards high school credits, on-line university courses or completing a GED. Portage residents are encouraged to complete as much academic work as possible… Read more »