Women and Addiction Symposium, Transforming Words into Action


On April 10 & 11, Portage proudly hosted its second symposium: “Women and Addiction” in Moncton, New Brunswick. The symposium, held with the overarching goal of eliminating barriers to meaningful addiction treatment for women and their children, aims to enhance understanding of the impacts of social determinants of health. Addressing addiction with a focus on… Read more »

Portage Welcomes New Brunswick Lieutenant Governor Brenda L. Murphy


On February 27, Portage Cassidy Lake had the distinct pleasure of hosting a visit from New Brunswick’s Lieutenant Governor, The Honourable Brenda L. Murphy, accompanied by her partner, Her Honour Linda Boyle. The distinguished guests shared a meaningful lunch with the youth undergoing treatment at our facility, along with Portage employees. They graciously took the… Read more »

51st Metamorphosis Day – Portage anniversary


On February 14, all the Portage centres celebrated Metamorphosis Day – Portage’s 51st anniversary.   Montreal The Portage Centre at Lac Écho hosted all the Montreal program as well as the Head Office employees. This significant day saw the participation of various members of our large Portage family, including the adult community from the Montreal… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Celebrates Donation from 100 Women Who Care


Fredericton, January 18, 2024 – Portage Atlantic received a significant donation from the “100 Women Who Care – Fredericton”. In a recent event, the organization voted to support Portage Atlantic, resulting in an incredible donation of $11,100. This generous contribution will directly impact the lives of many youth at Portage Atlantic centre in Cassidy Lake,… Read more »

Nashwaaksis Lions Club continuous support


Portage Atlantic extends heartfelt appreciation to the Nashwaaksis Lions Club for their unwavering support. During a recent visit to the Portage Atlantic office, members of the Nashwaaksis Lions Club demonstrated their ongoing commitment by presenting a generous donation of $10,000. This significant contribution is earmarked to bolster the various programs and services offered by Portage… Read more »

Generous Support from Telus Foundation


We are thrilled to announce that Portage Atlantic has been selected as a recipient of the Telus Friendly Future Foundation. This philanthropic foundation, known for its commitment to creating positive social impact, has generously contributed $6,000 to support Portage Atlantic’s transformative initiative – the Your Community Garden project. The Telus Friendly Future Foundation’s unwavering dedication… Read more »

District N1 Lions Spread Joy and Hope


The spirit of giving and joy came alive at the Portage Atlantic Centre as the District N1 Lions hosted their yearly Christmas celebration for the youth in treatment at Cassidy Lake. This heartwarming event has become a cherished tradition, with the Lions once again proving their unwavering commitment to making a positive impact on the… Read more »

Hope Restored: NB Trauma Conference


Members of the Portage Mother and Child Program in Montreal were honored to participate in the “Hope Restored” NB Trauma Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick. An event dedicated to reshaping care through a trauma-informed lens. The conference’s aim to foster resilience and empowerment in care was vividly brought to life by Sophie, a courageous mother… Read more »

Your Community Garden at Cassidy Lake


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