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 »

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 »

Visit from the Winsloe Lions Club from PEI


Portage Atlantic had the honor of hosting a visit from the esteemed Winsloe Lions Club from Prince Edward Island last week. The visit proved to be a heartwarming occasion as the Lions Club presented a generous donation to help fulfill the WishList needs of our youth. We extend heartfelt thanks to the Winsloe Lions Club… Read more »

National Volunteer Week


We celebrated some of the many wonderful volunteers that contribute to the success of Portage Atlantic. The celebration included heartfelt messages from youth, staff members and volunteers, delicious cake and a presentation of beautiful artwork created by one of the residents. It was a opportunity to host a gathering at the center while honoring the… Read more »

Dan Martell’s Amazing Story


“They did Portage” series continues with Dan’s amazing story. He struggled with substance abuse in his teenage years and ended up going through the Portage program at Cassidy Lake in New Brunswick. After finishing his program, he turned his life around and went on to become a successful entrepreneur, investor, author and business coach. His… Read more »

Luc’s Testimonial, Adult program, 1990


Luc, témoignage

“My name is Luc Desjardins and I am 59 years old. I attended the Lac Écho Adult Program in 1990. That’s more than 30 years ago now! By the time I started the program, I had absolutely no self-esteem or self-confidence left. I had become antisocial and had a serious problem with authority.  I just… Read more »