$1,250,000 NET Given to Portage to Rebuild Lives


Soirée des GRands Philanthropes

The 15th Edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes, held on September 20, 2018, at Windsor Station’s Salle des pas perdus was another wonderful success. This year, the evening paid tribute to an exceptional couple: Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board and François Olivier, President and CEO of TC Transcontinental. Outstanding Commitment Every year, a… Read more »

Thirty youth discover the wonders of the Cirque du Soleil


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The Cirque du Soleil invited 30 youth from the Portage Centre at Lac Écho to attend their latest show Bazzar on July 20th this year in Montréal. As part of its community engagement, the Cirque du Soleil invites young people who receive services from community organizations working with at-risk youth to attend its new show… Read more »

Educating and Conveying Values Through Judo


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The Portage Centre for adolescents in Saint-Malachie has been offering judo classes since 2014. Since then, more than 50 youth have discovered the martial art, which draws on physical abilities and moral values. “Judo’s moral code is universal” Diane Couture has introduced more than 1200 youth to judo since she started teaching the martial art… Read more »

Pay it forward


For the third year in a row, graduates of the Portage drug-abuse rehabilitation program got together over the Holidays to Pay it forward. On December 2, 2017, the former Portage residents held a spaghetti supper fundraiser to buy Christmas presents for youth who are currently in treatment at Portage and help adult residents give presents… Read more »

A heartwarming initiative


On December 20th, Christmas baskets were distributed to mothers and children living in Portage’s supervised apartments. Avaya employees raised $2520 on their own initiative to help these families enjoy a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.   With their contagious energy and heartwarming sense of sharing, Stéphane, Jean-Pierre, Pierre and Rosanna headed out to… Read more »

$1,125,000 Net Raised to Help Portage Rebuild Lives


On September 27th, the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes paid tribute to Mr. Daniel Lamarre, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cirque du Soleil, for his remarkable contribution to the community. Surrounded by his loved ones, colleagues and several well-known members of the business community, Mr. Lamarre was honoured during a splendid evening with a… Read more »

Making reading a priority


Since May 16th this year, the young residents of Portage’s program for francophone adolescents at Lac Écho have had a space set aside for reading. Through the PREL (Partenaire pour la réussite éducative dans les Laurentides), the Consortium Jeunesse MRC des Laurentides and the Commission scolaire des Laurentides, the Lac Écho drug rehabilitation centre received… Read more »

All aboard!


During their stay at Lac Écho, residents of Portage’s adult, francophone youth and anglophone youth programs live in a natural setting where they can practice various activities. In order to diversify the centre’s sports offerings and take full advantage of the natural surroundings, the Fonds Josée Lavigueur of the Opération Enfant Soleil donated $8,718 to… Read more »

Portage’s 16th cocktail reception


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On Wednesday May 3rd 2017, the 16th edition of the cocktail reception was held at the Rotonde of the Complexe Jules-Dallaire, co-chaired by Michel Dallaire, President and CEO, Cominar Real Estate Investment, and Olga Farman, Associate Director of Norton Rose Fulbright, Québec Office. This event was attended by approximately one hundred and fifty businesspeople from… Read more »