A donation of $75,000 from The Fredericton Women’s Executive


A donation of $75,000 was recently presented to Portage Atlantic as a result of the fundraising event honouring the former mayor of Fredericton, NB. The Fredericton community paid tribute to Brad Woodside, the longest serving Fredericton mayor, and a long-time friend and director of the Portage Atlantic Board. Some 500 persons attended the memorable evening… Read more »

Portage Atlantic hosted its annual Recognition Ceremony on Sunday


At this year’s ceremony, last October 22nd, 31 youth were recognized for having completed various stages of the residential and aftercare components of the Portage program.   Referring to the Recognition theme, “You Didn’t Come This Far… To Not Go Even Further”, words of encouragement and hope were delivered by guest speakers, including the Honourable… Read more »

We’re young people with really adult problems


About Portage

Telegraph-Journal ”But his life didn’t always involve drugs. The 21-year-old says he had a normal childhood, attending St. Stephen High School and maintaining a healthy social life. But he then entered university and became attracted to a life of partying. And tragedy soon followed. His older brother was in a serious car accident where he… Read more »

Metamorphosis Day – Portage celebrates its 44th anniversary


1973 Portage Centre in Lac Écho - Winter

On February 14, 1973, Portage’s first drug addiction rehabilitation centre, located in Prévost, Québec, opened its doors to a small group of adults who wanted to overcome their drug addiction issues and take back control of their lives. Since then, Portage has expanded its drug rehab services, opening other centres in Ontario, New Brunswick, Québec… Read more »

Construction of the Lewis Fitness Centre


Portage Atlantic- Lewis Fitness Centre

After all the planning and fundraising for Portage Atlantic’s Lewis Fitness Centre project, construction is now well underway and Portage staff members and youth have been reveling in the anticipation of watching the day-to-day progress of the construction site. On January 17, Dave Emmerson, Chair of the Lewis Fitness Centre Capital Campaign, met with the… Read more »

The Annual District N-1 Lions Clubs Christmas Event


Père et Mère Noël Chez Portage

December 4, 2016, Cassidy Lake – Members from the various NB and PEI Lions clubs, guests, family members and staff gathered for an afternoon of Christmas joy with the Portage youth. Everyone welcomed Santa and Mrs. Claus who, with the help of the cheerful elves, presented gifts to each of the Portage youth. The adolescents,… Read more »

Silverados donate to Portage


Silverados donates to Portage Atlantic

Kings County Record   Youth at the Portage Atlantic Centre will soon make use of the new Lewis Fitness Centre, thanks in part to the Sussex Silverado Club members, who have once again supported the project with a generous financial donation.   Read article…   Photo credit: Kings County Record

Portage Atlantic is a 2016 Sussex Area Community Foundation Grant Recipient


Portage Atlantic - Grant recipient - Sussex 2016

Portage Atlantic is grateful to be one of this year’s Sussex Area Community Foundation grant recipients. Cassidy Lake Program Manager Katrina Schwetz attended the Foundation’s grant night event on behalf of Portage Atlantic on October 26, 2016. Money from the grant will be put towards the purchase of school supplies for the residents who are… Read more »

Portage Atlantic at Fredericton Recovery Day


Portage Atlantic - Fredericton Recovery Day

On September 16, 2016, dozens gathered outside Fredericton City Hall for Recovery Day 2016, sharing stories about addiction and recovery and encouraging one another to continue their efforts. Fredericton Deputy Mayor, Kate Rogers, kicked off the event by reading the Recovery Day Proclamation. Portage Atlantic, in partnership with Bridges of Canada and the Fredericton Community… Read more »

Portage Atlantic recognises 26 graduates and celebrates 20 years of helping Atlantic Canadian youth overcome drug addiction


Fête de la reconnaissance été

Cassidy Lake, NB, October 2, 2016 – Portage Atlantic hosted its twentieth Annual Recognition Ceremony today with over 350 guests in attendance at its drug addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake.  26 youth were recognised for either completing the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or for having maintained a positive… Read more »