Second group of Portage Elora graduates complete the Ready to Build Program


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Graduates of Portage Elora’s drug addiction rehabilitation treatment centre for youth were invited to apply for the winter 2016 session of the Ready to Build program, a ten week Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry Training Program, followed by an eight week work placement. The program, a collaboration between Portage Ontario, the Pre-Apprenticeship Training Institute (PAT), the Christian Labour… Read more »

Portage Elora residents go curling


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The youth in treatment at Portage Ontario’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre recently enjoyed an outing to the Elora Curling Club to try their hand at a new activity. Cultural and recreational activities such as this one are an important part of the social reintegration component of the addiction rehabilitation program, not only providing the residents… Read more »

Portage Ontario partners with the Canadian Don’t Do Drugs Society


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Portage Ontario is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Canadian Don’t Do Drugs Society, a non-profit organisation which seeks to prevent youth drug addiction, identify at risk teens, and help connect them with the necessary resources. It has pledged generous financial support to helping Ontario youth overcome their drug addiction issues at Portage’s… Read more »

Employee Recognition and New Staff Appointments Winter 2016


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Every four months, the employees at each Portage centre vote to recognise one of their colleagues for their outstanding work and contribution to the organisation, the staff team, and the therapeutic community. Portage would like to congratulate the staff members most recently recognised by their peers: Jennifer Andrews, Adolescent Program, Portage Ontario Élise Codère, Mother… Read more »

How to welcome an employee back to work after drug addiction rehabilitation


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The workplace reintegration process for an employee who has completed a drug addiction rehabilitation program is far from straightforward, as employers and human resource representatives have many different elements to juggle. What can be done to make the person feel comfortable in order to once again become a productive employee? There are many factors to… Read more »

Students get involved in Portage’s mission


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Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre for adolescents in Saint-Malachie is becoming well-known among students in the area. Graduating nurses visit Portage’s rehabilitation centre for adolescents in Saint-Malachie Bike-A-Thon to raise money for the youth in treatment at Portage Saint-Malachie

Metamorphosis Day: Portage’s 43rd anniversary


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Montréal, February 15, 2016 – 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 rehab services to respond to the… Read more »

A busy winter season for Portage Ontario’s Outward Bound program


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Camping during the winter months is not something that most people would consider, but every winter the youth in treatment at Portage Ontario’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre have the opportunity to spend five days on an Outward Bound wilderness excursion. Not only are these trips a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of the participants, they also… Read more »

Businesses get involved in the cause


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Whether through a donation of money, time, goods, or services – Portage is grateful to the many companies that contribute to the well-being of the residents at Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centres. KPMG employees volunteer with the youth at Portage Art therapy for youth in rehabilitation treatment thanks to Allstate employees A special evening out… Read more »

Portage Elora makes the Holidays merry for the youth in treatment


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The staff team at Portage Elora worked hard to make the Holidays a special time for the youth in treatment for drug addiction rehabilitation. They created a “Santa’s Workshop” in the administration building, where all residents were invited to enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, games, and presents under the tree. Portage Elora wishes to extend a… Read more »