Generous contribution from Opération Enfant Soleil


Opération Enfant Soleil’s generous contribution of $9,049 through “Fonds sport et santé durable” made it possible for our young, vulnerable clientele to benefit from a step machine, a new coveted piece of equipment. Portage’s Lac Écho residential centre welcomes teenagers aged 14 to 18, many of whom have started using drugs at a very young… Read more »

An invitation to théâtre Jean-Duceppe


Picture credit : Thanks to Hydro-Québec’s generosity, eight residents from the Portage adult rehabilitation program at Lac Écho had the opportunity to attend the play Moi, dans les ruines rouges du siècle on Wednesday, March 20. A longstanding partner of Portage—and as part of its agreement with Théâtre Jean Duceppe—Hydro-Québec donated tickets to our… Read more »

Training for partners in the Chaudière-Appalaches region


March 18, 2024 – Today, in close collaboration with Action Jeunesse Côte-Sud and the Côte-du-Sud School Services Centre, a training session was conducted, focusing on prevention strategies and intervention methods against sexual exploitation. This initiative stems from a consensus among our partners on the crucial need to equip ourselves to address this issue, highlighting our shared… Read more »

Official Opening Garderie Ribambelle Montréal


March 18 marked the official inauguration of Garderie Ribambelle Montréal, the first Portage-subsidized daycare. This event, held at the Mother and Child centre, originated from Portage’s strong dedication to assisting mothers facing addiction issues regain control over their lives while preserving their vital bond with their children. We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to… Read more »

A Night to Remember: Portage Saint-Malachie Residents at the OSQ


Thanks to the kindness of Orchestre symphonique de Québec (OSQ) and Britta Kröger from Maison Simons, 35 young individuals from the Portage residential and social reintegration programs in Saint-Malachie had the opportunity to attend a concert by the Quebec Symphony Orchestra at the Grand Théâtre de Québec. Directed by Japanese Maestra Nodoka Okisawa, the orchestra… Read more »

51st Metamorphosis Day – Portage anniversary


On February 14, all the Portage centres celebrated Metamorphosis Day – Portage’s 51st anniversary.   Montreal The Portage Centre at Lac Écho hosted all the Montreal program as well as the Head Office employees. This significant day saw the participation of various members of our large Portage family, including the adult community from the Montreal… Read more »

Portage Residents Supporting Moisson Montréal


Every month, the residents of Portage’s Montreal day center dedicate their time to a noble cause: Moisson Montréal. This initiative provides much more than just assistance to the community; it is a key component of the therapeutic process for our residents. By actively participating in receiving donations, sorting food, and preparing baskets for community organizations,… Read more »

The Clinique Virtuelle’s Visit


On February 5, Portage welcomed Alice Massicotte from Clinique Virtuelle for a tour of the Portage Mother and Child Centre, and Mental Health and Addiction Centre. The Clinique Virtuelle representative seized this opportunity to gift soothing blankets to residents enrolled in the Portage program. With their comforting properties, these blankets apply gentle yet deep pressure… Read more »

Veronic Dicaire visits the adolesents centre


Singer, impersonator, actress and TV host Véronic DiCaire was moved by the Portage cause after performing at the 20th edition of Soirée des Grands Philanthropes honouring Guy Cormier. She voiced her interest in learning more about our organization. Together with Remon Boulerie, Véronic visited our residential centre for adolescents in Lac Écho on January 3,… Read more »

Thanks to Canadian Tire Jumpstart Foundation


We want to extend our warmest thanks to Fondation Bon départ de Canadian Tire du Québec for their great generosity towards adolescents and young adults at the Portage residential centre in Saint-Malachie. We also want to extend our gratitude to Mr. Réjean Léger from Canadian Tire in Saint-Romuald for his outstanding collaboration, and to Mrs…. Read more »