Portage Ontario at #STOPTHESTIGMA Rally

2016-10-29

Portage Ontario at Stop The Stigma event

Portage Ontario was proud to take part in the #STOPTHESTIGMA “Seeing the Us in Substance Use” RALLY held on September 26, 2016 at Market Square City Hall in Guelph. Portage Elora’s friendly Admissions Team was there to support the local community and to help provide awareness about this important cause. Guelph Mayor Cam Guthrie addressed… 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 »

Portage Ontario’s 2016 recognition ceremony

2016-10-1

Portage Ontario Recognition Ceremony 2016

September 25, Ontario – Portage Ontario hosted its annual recognition ceremony at the Grand Theatre in Fergus. Attended by over 120 individuals, it recognized 23 youth for program completion and six youth for positive lifestyle (remaining sober for over a year after completing their program). It was an emotive moment for the graduates and their… Read more »

Staff members connect with the community

2016-09-18

About Portage

On September 17, staff members from Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre for anglophone youth in Québec manned a booth at an event in Little Burgundy. It was a great opportunity for Portage to connect with the community and reach out to those in need.

Back to school 2016

2016-09-1

About Portage

At the beginning of September, Portage Academy students and teachers were back at school. All Portage centres for youth offer mandatory on-site school programming, recognised by local school boards and adapted to the needs of the residents. Whereas in the past many Portage residents have struggled with school and some have even abandoned their studies altogether,… Read more »

International Overdose Awareness Day 2016

2016-08-31

International overdose awareness day 2016

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a good day to remind you that if you or a loved one has a drug addiction problem, it’s important to reach out for help. We know that it’s hard to ask for help. It’s hard to admit that you have a problem. But it’s an essential first step… Read more »

Portage launches new website, making it easier for people to find the drug rehab services they need

2016-08-15

Home Portage Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centres

Portage’s website has been redesigned with the youth, adults, and parents who need our services in mind. An array of videos and images are at the forefront of the experience, with programs and services explained simply and cohesively. A self-assessment questionnaire helps potential clients understand their needs. Graduate testimonials help encourage them that they too… Read more »

Youth suffering from addiction come out as winners at the 18th annual Portage Games

2016-08-12

Jeux de Portage

Saint-Malachie, August 12, 2016 – In the spirit of the Rio Olympics currently taking place, Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre in Saint-Malachie, Québec hosted teams from Portage’s youth centres in Ontario, New Brunswick, and Prévost, Québec for the 18th annual Portage Games this week. This annual gathering is a great opportunity for the youth from… 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 »

Drug addiction and young women: Focusing on the various elements at play

2016-08-2

Stock Photo adulte - Portage

Young women today are subject to increasing pressure from aggressive marketing, the prevalence of social media, and the feminine ideals portrayed in the media. To deal with this pressure, some turn to drugs or other risky behaviour. In order to respond to this new reality for young women, a group of Portage staff members recently… Read more »