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 »

Freedom from Addiction Golf Classic


On June 12 took place our annual Freedom from Addiction Golf Classic at the Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club, presented by Richard Van Dyke Insurance Group Inc. We extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to all the incredible golfers who joined us. Your participation made this event an extraordinary success. Together, we made a… Read more »

New Office in Guelph for Youth and Families


Firmly rooted in the Elora community since 1985, Portage Ontario has extended its service out of his residential centre to help more youth living with addiction and mental health concerns. Our new Community Outreach Office serves at-risk youth living with substance use disorder, and their families, in the Guelph, Wellington County and neighboring regions. In… Read more »

The Honourable Ted Arnott, MPP visit to Elora


The Honourable Ted Arnott, MPP for the riding of Wellington, and Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario visited our treatment centre in Elora to felicitate Portage on its 50th anniversary. He thanked and praised Portage for its work to serve at-risk youth from all regions of Ontario and extended his best wishes to Portage for… Read more »

Awareness Event 2023


On January 17, 2023, Portage Ontario hosted its first awareness event of the year. Held at the Royal Canadian Military Institute, the evening was an opportunity to introduce community members to Portage and the work it does in their community. Highlight of the evening, undoubtedly, was when a Portage graduate spoke about her challenges with… Read more »

Family Physicians Forum 2022


Portage attended the FMF 2022 on November 9- November 12 in Toronto. During this time, it met with and shared information about Portage services for Ontario adolescents (14-18 years of age), referral mechanisms, community partnerships and the holistic circle of care for every young person who comes to Portage. Family Medicine Forum (FMF) is Canada’s… Read more »

Recognition Ceremony at Elora


On October 1, 2022, Portage Ontario celebrated its annual recognition ceremony. Attended by over 110 guests the event celebrated those who completed the residential phase of treatment. It also recognized those who had achieved the one-year positive lifestyle milestone. Speaking to the guests, Ms. Sara Erskine, Portage Ontario Board said that the path walked by… Read more »

2022 Pedal for Portage


The fifth annual Pedal for Portage cycling event in Elora took place on Saturday, September 24, 2022. It was wonderful to see so many past participants return after the pandemic. Thank you to all those who supported our cyclists in their fundraising efforts. Since its inception, the event has raised over $250,000 for Portage’s Residential… Read more »

Youth and Addiction Recovery: The Healing Power of Art and Creative Expression


This Spring, the Elora Centre For The Arts (ECFTA) collaborated with Portage Ontario as part of their Youth Outreach Program to infuse art and mindfulness into their programming. This Youth Addiction & Recovery Program: THE HEALING POWER OF ART AND CREATIVE EXPRESSION offered creativity as the conduit for acceptance, sharing and healing. It allowed for… Read more »

Portage Awarded Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada


Accreditation Canada, a national organization that supports and assesses good practices in health and social services establishments, conducted an on-site survey of Portage’s centres and administrative offices in late October 2021 to assess the quality of our services. We are proud to announce that subsequent to the survey, Portage was accredited with exemplary standing!  … Read more »