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Portage Atlantic Recognition Ceremony 2021

Sep 17, 2021

September 12th, 2021 CBC Radio Podcast covers Portage Atlantic’s recent milestone celebration. Recognition Ceremony honours youth who have freed themselves from their addiction and have turned their lives around. Source: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-28-information-morning-saint-john/clip/15865738-portage-recognition-ceremony

Portaging to Raise Awareness for Portage Ontario

Sep 16, 2021

Portaging for Portage – James Scott, owner of Elora Paddle Co., took to the streets of Elora on Sept. 4 and 5, portaging his canoe to raise awareness of Portage Ontario, an organization that provides help for those with substance abuse and addiction. The centre in Elora is the only residential Portage location in Ontario… Read more »

Pedal for Portage To Be Virtual Event Again This Year; Organizers Hope to Raise $35,000

Sep 16, 2021

For the second consecutive year, the Pedal for Portage event will go virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants are encouraged to walk, run or pedal for Portage from Sept. 12 to 18 on their own route, in their own time, in their own location. To read the article in full, please click here.

Portaging for Portage: A Physical Challenge For a Good Cause

Sep 16, 2021

‘Anyone and any business has the opportunity to make a change’. ELORA – red canoe has been spotted in the streets of Elora to raise money for youth mental health. To read more about the Portaging for Portage cause, please follow this link.

Portage Ontario hosts its first golf tournament fundraising event

Aug 24, 2021

Portage Ontario will be hosting its first Freedom from Addiction Golf Classic fund-raising event at the Ariss Valley Golf and Country Club. Photo by Paige Peacock. To read more about the event, follow this link to the Wellington Advertiser.

Teacher Providing Bike Repairs in Support of Portage Elora

Aug 24, 2021

Todd Willoughby, a physical and outdoor education teacher at Portage Academy in Elora, is providing bike and scooter repairs from his garage. Half of all donations go toward Portage Elora’s mountain bike program. So far, Willoughby has raised $300. […]. Read more about it here.

Youth Treatment Facility Needs Decorations For Christmas

Dec 16, 2020

COVID-19 means youth at the Portage Atlantic treatment facility in Cassidy Lake will be staying over the holidays. To read more, click here.

COVID-19: Worsening a Lesser-Known Public Health Crisis

Nov 25, 2020

Sunday marked the start of National Addictions Awareness Week in Canada, and there is great concern that deaths from drug overdoses have been increasing dramatically during this pandemic. Read more about how Portage is getting involved here.

Hundreds of Quebec Coroner’s Reports Show Overdose Crisis Defies Expectations

Nov 24, 2020

In Montreal, deaths from overdoses are on the rise this year. […] —the spinoff effects are noticeable, starting with people using drugs more. Watch the CTV News interview online here or read more about it here.

Four Local Restaurants Team Up to Support Portage Ontario

Nov 12, 2020

Today, Portage Ontario has partnered with four local restaurants to serve up some soup, raise awareness, and raise some funds! To read on, please click here.