18th Cocktail Reception: Another successful event for Portage



Gathered in the Complexe Jules-Dallaire’s atrium bright setting, nearly 200 members of the national capital’s business community attended the 18th Edition of Portage’s Cocktail Reception on May 7th, a highly coveted event to round off our annual fundraising campaign. Guests were able to network in a friendly atmosphere complete with jazz music whilst contributing to… Read more »

The National Social Work Month: The Power to Empower


The power to empower

April is the National Social Work Month and Portage is acknowledging the work and dedication of the social workers who work with residents on a daily basis. This year’s theme, proposed by the Canadian Association of Social Work, is Social Work: The Power to Empower! At Portage, the resident’s goal is to overcome their addiction… Read more »

Portage celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week


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To highlight Teacher Appreciation Week, Portage is paying tribute to all of the teachers and specialised educators working at its drug addiction rehabilitation centres. Did you know that at Portage’s Mother and Child drug addiction rehabilitation centre, the children are cared for by specialised educators and early childhood educators, who help the children to learn… Read more »

Purchasing drugs online: a reality that has become more and more accessible


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Montreal, November 21, 2016 – Every year, as part of Addiction Awareness Week, Portage highlights a specific issue. Be it prescription drug abuse, the twofold problem of mental health and drug addiction or drug addiction among women, Portage feels that it has a duty to raise the population’s awareness of these misunderstood issues that make up… Read more »

Cultural and recreational activities at the MICA centre


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The winter months went by quickly for the residents at Portage’s Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers Program, thanks to a pretty full schedule of activities for the residents, including cooking workshops, water polo, museum visits, cosom hockey, and art therapy. There’s also a mini-gym and a billiards table at the centre that residents enjoy during free… Read more »

Portage Atlantic at Lions Clubs Events


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Portage Atlantic was very proud to participate in a number of Lions Clubs events over the past few months. The Lions Clubs have been devoted supporters of Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth at Cassidy Lake for many years. By inviting Portage to their events they provide an opportunity to share information about the… Read more »

Happy Holidays from Portage


Happy Holidays 2015 - Portage

On behalf of all those who have been able to turn their lives around at Portage this year, Happy Holidays. Unfortunately the Holidays are not merry for everyone. If you need help, our residential centres will be open throughout the Holidays with a skeleton staff. Our Day Centres, however, will only be open on December… Read more »

A Family Day for the residents at the MICA Program


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The residents at Portage’s Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) Program welcomed their family members to the centre on November 29 for a pot luck dinner. The event was a great success. The parents, residents, and family members greatly appreciated the chance to spend the time together. Portage’s Family Services are an essential element of the… Read more »

Fredericton Community Foundation visits Cassidy Lake


2015 Portage Atlantic - Fredericton Community Foundation

The Fredericton Community Foundation is a longtime supporter of Portage Atlantic’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth at Cassidy Lake. Representatives visited the centre this summer to learn more about Portage, and to meet the staff team and the youth in treatment. Below is summary of their experience at Cassidy Lake, as written in the… Read more »