A Mural for the West Island Centre

2020-02-3

Young residents from the Lac Écho rehabilitation centre for Anglophone youth painted a mural for one of the classrooms at the West Island Centre in late December. Residents and teachers had the privilege of welcoming painter and muralist Yannick Picard who led the project.    Before the year-end holidays, teachers from the Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier schoolboard who… Read more »

Portage and Bell, a silver anniversary

2020-01-24

For over 25 years, Portage has relied on Bell Canada’s unwavering support in its fight against drug addiction.  Bell’s « Let’s Talk » initiative, launched 10 years ago, raises funds to improve mental health care in Canada. This year, the world’s biggest virtual conversation about mental health will take place on January 29, 2020.  Portage et Bell,… Read more »

Holiday Season Kick-off at Cassidy Lake

2019-12-16

A decorated tree, thoughtful gifts, Christmas music, sweets and enormous appreciation, makes the annual Lions event the perfect kick-off to the holiday season. Every first Sunday of December, the Lions from NB, PEI, NS and Maine drive to Cassidy Lake anxious to meet the youth and to finish decorating the Tree with a display of… Read more »

Open House Day to Partners for Saint-Malachie’s 20 years

2019-11-5

On Friday, November 1st 2019, an Open House Day for partners took place at Portage’s Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centre for Adolescents in Saint-Malachie. This event, organized for the centre’s 20th anniversary, was an opportunity to invite Portage partners to a meeting with the young residents in order to understand the importance and scope of the… Read more »

A cookie, a smile and a pinch of hope

2019-11-4

During the week of September 16 to 22, 2019, Portage Atlantic partnered with Tim Hortons to raise funds to support the Cassidy Lake drug addiction rehabilitation program for adolescents. Since 1996, the Canadian company Tim Hortons has been holding an annual fundraising campaign for charities across the country. Last year, the Smile Cookie Campaign raised… Read more »

“I have found my true self here”

2019-11-4

It is a great honour for me to be welcomed into the Portage family. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to walk the journey to recovery here. Our philosophy states that “I have come here to find myself” and I feel very strongly that I have found my true self here. I come… Read more »

Pedal for Portage 2019

2019-11-1

Pedal for Portage

The 2nd annual Pedal for Portage cycling event in Elora took place on Saturday, September 21, 2019. And what a weekend it was! Over 120 cyclists and volunteers took to one three road/trail routes in Centre Wellington in support of Portage’s residential substance abuse rehabilitation centre for Ontario youth in Elora. It raised $75,000 in… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Recognizes Youth at Annual Recognition Ceremony

2019-11-1

Portage Atlantic hosted its Annual Recognition Ceremony at its addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake, NB, on September 29, 2019. This ceremony celebrates youth who have either completed the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or who have maintained a positive lifestyle since they graduated one year ago. This year, 35… Read more »