Pedal for Portage: Save The Date

2019-05-2

With cycling weather finally upon us, be sure to mark your calendar for Portage Ontario’s 2nd annual Pedal for Portage event. On Saturday, September 21st, take your bike to Centre Wellington and join riders of all ages and skill levels on one of three scenic routes along the Grand River. Enjoy all the day has… Read more »

Rotary Club of Guelph South – A Friend Indeed

2019-05-2

Club Rotary de Guelph sud

As part of Wellington County, Portage Ontario is fortunate to have the support of many community-minded organizations. One of our newfound friendships has been that with the Rotary Club of Guelph South. Since August of last year, the Rotary Club of Guelph South has championed the Portage Ontario cause: Portage was invited to present at… Read more »

Pedal for Portage Raises $94,000!

2018-12-21

Pedal for Portage

On September 22, 2018, cyclists, both young and old, took to the country roads and scenic trails that make up the region of Centre Wellington in support of Portage Ontario. The outpouring of support for Portage’s first-ever cycling event known as Pedal for Portage was tremendous! Not only did participants’ efforts raise $94,000 in proceeds,… Read more »

Metamorphosis Day – Portage celebrates its 44th anniversary

2017-02-14

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 »

Portage working with the Psychology Foundation of Canada

2017-01-16

Mother and Child drug addiction treatment centre in Montréal

Addiction and mental health issues are becoming increasingly intertwined, necessitating collaboration between experts in both fields. Portage recently met with the Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) to discuss how each could help the other to carry out its mission. Representatives from PFC, a charity that focuses on mental illness in children, sat down with Portage’s… Read more »

Portage Ontario residents and staff members connect with the community

2017-01-4

Portage Ontario

In order to increase awareness and about youth drug addiction and the services provided at the Portage Elora rehabilitation centre, Portage residents and staff members are often out visiting schools and organisations in surrounding communities. Speaking engagements at schools are generally the most impactful, as Portage residents share their personal stories with an often younger… Read more »

Celebrating freedom from addiction at the Portage Ontario Recognition Ceremony

2016-11-15

Ontario Recognition Ceremony

This past fall, more than 130 people gathered at the Grand Theatre in Fergus for Portage Ontario’s annual Recognition Ceremony, to pay tribute to twenty-nine youth who have completed the residential phase of their drug addiction rehabilitation program and have committed to living a positive lifestyle, free from drug abuse. “During my program I worked… Read more »

Portage Ontario at Toronto Recovery Day 2016

2016-10-19

Recovery Day in Toronto.

Portage Ontario staff members manned a booth at Toronto Recovery Day this past fall, providing information about its drug addiction rehabilitation centre for Ontario youth and making connections with other organisations working in the field. Recovery Day is a pan-Canadian celebration of recovery from addiction, where individuals and organisations come together in different cities to… Read more »

The Guelph Community Foundation: A loyal friend to Portage

2016-08-10

Guelph Community Foundation

The Portage drug addiction rehabilitation centre in Elora, Ontario is part of a wonderful community in Wellington County that supports the youth in treatment. The Portage Ontario Foundation has been working to strengthen partnerships with individual, foundation, and corporate community leaders, which have translated into financial contributions to support the work being done at Portage… Read more »