Portage Workbook helps clients take control of their own recovery


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As Portage’s drug rehabilitation treatment approach has evolved over the years, there has been an increasing focus on clients’ unique attributes and individual needs, enabling the client to set the priorities for his own recovery. Taking the concept further, Portage’s Workbook is the most recent adaptation of the treatment approach, currently being piloted at Portage’s… Read more »

Ten Tables Towards Freedom reaches out to the community


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Portage Ontario board members opened their homes to community members this past June, hosting intimate events to raise awareness about Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth in Elora. A Portage graduate spoke at each event, giving attendees a rare chance to interact with a young person who has turned their life around. In addition… Read more »

A donation to purchase kayaks for the youth in treatment at Portage Elora


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Portage Ontario’s outdoor recreational activities are an important part of the rehabilitation process, as many residents discover the therapeutic value of nature. Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Guelph Community Foundation through the Corinne Beingessner Fund, Portage Ontario was able to purchase ten new kayaks for the youth in drug addiction rehabilitation treatment, just… Read more »

Portage Ontario in Elora receives $68,000 from The Co-operators


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22th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Guelph, ON, June 10, 2016 – Last night, The Co-operators presented a cheque for $68,000 to Portage Ontario in support of its residential substance abuse rehabilitation centre for adolescents in Elora. The money was raised at 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, a fundraising event organized by volunteer employees of The… Read more »

Residents working hard to make a beautiful and fruitful garden


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Once again this year, Portage Elora residents and staff members are working on a summer garden project at the drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth. They recently held a Garden Day to prepare the garden beds, where residents enjoyed getting their hands dirty and working together to build something that they can all be proud… Read more »

A positive experience with probation officers


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As they have for the past few years, the youth in treatment at the Portage Elora drug addiction rehabilitation centre recently welcomed a group of Ontario probation officers to the centre this spring for a sporting match and barbeque lunch. The girls’ community enjoyed a friendly game of volleyball with them, and the probation officers… Read more »

Portage recognises its nursing staff during National Nurses Week


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For National Nurses Week, Portage highlighted the great work being done by the nurses at Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centres and the important role they play in helping the clients overcome their addiction issues. Geneviève Minville, Portage’s Director of Nursing Care, provided the following statement: “I’d like to highlight the excellent work done by the… Read more »

Portage Elora nominated for Community Social Responsibility Award


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Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth in Elora was nominated by the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce for the Community Social Responsibility Award, which will be awarded at the Superheroes of Centre Wellington Awards of Excellence Gala on May 17, 2016. Portage Ontario representatives will be in attendance at the gala, which will be… Read more »

Open House at Portage Ontario’s new office in Toronto


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Portage Ontario’s Development team recently hosted an Open House Lunch at its new office in Toronto, to get to know the new neighbours in the building and create awareness about Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth in Elora.