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Third Open House at the Portage Centre for Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers


Montréal, Thursday, May 6, 2010 – For the third consecutive year, the Portage centre for Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) welcomed fifty representatives from hospitals and centres who work directly with this clientele. “We are taking advantage of Mental Health Week to raise awareness among stakeholders from all areas of Québec about the dual problem… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic Community Breakfast raises awareness about drug addiction treatment at Portage Cass


April 12th, 2010 – Portage Atlantic will be hosting a Community Breakfast on Monday, April 12th from 8:00 to 9:30 am at the Fairmount Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews, New Brunswick. The theme of this gathering is entitled “Freedom from Addiction” Charlotte County Mayors invite you to join them and the Portage representatives for an… Read more »

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Art for Healing Foundation visits Portage’s Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers Program


Montréal, February 2nd, 2010 – On January 27th the residents and staff of Portage’s Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) program were given a presentation by Peter Krausz. The artist presented his painting, entitled “No Man’s Land”, which he donated through the Art for Healing Foundation. The painting now hangs in the residents’ meeting room. Mr…. Read more »

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Government of Canada Invests Stimulus Funds for Portage Atlantic in Norton


Government of Canada News Release Government of Canada Invests Stimulus Funds for Portage Atlantic in Norton Together, the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of National Revenue, Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway and the Honourable Rob Moore, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism) and MP for Fundy-Royal, today… Read more »

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Portage Recognition Ceremony – 150 graduates, 150 victories over substance abuse


Montréal, October 25, 2009 – Today, the Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts welcomed 150 men, women and adolescents who can say with pride that they have conquered their substance addiction problem. They celebrated this great success together with their loved ones, who have been present since the beginning of their treatment in one… Read more »

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Portage pays tribute to Raymond Royer


Montreal, September 24, 2009 – On September 24th more than 500 guests gathered in the Salle des pas perdus of Windsor Station to express their esteem, respect and friendship for Raymond Royer, Outgoing President and Chief Executive Officer of Domtar. The Tribute Evening to Raymond Royer was organized to honour his outstanding contribution to Portage… Read more »

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La Ribambelle: New beginnings for Portage’s youngest


Montréal, June 23 2009 – The Mother and Child Program at Portage Drug Dependencies Inc. hosted an event this morning to celebrate the opening of La Ribambelle daycare. Media and those who have helped make the initiative a reality were invited to attend. “It was our pleasure to open our doors and welcome the community… Read more »

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High School graduation made easy


Montréal, June 22, 2009 – This evening, the Portage Beaconsfield adolescent program at The Portage Program for Drug Dependencies Inc. celebrates the high school graduation of nine of its students and the completion of adult continuing education of another 2. This is the result of committed collaboration with the Lester B. Pearson school board and… Read more »

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12th Annual Portage Golf Tournament at Laval-sur-le-lac: A great achievement


Montréal, June 8, 2009 – The 12th annual Portage Open Golf Tournament held on June 8 at Club Laval-sur-le-Lac was a great success. The event raised $130,000 and a cheque in that amount was presented to the organization by Mr. Stéphane Boisvert, President, Bell Business Markets, Bell Canada, and Honorary Chairman of the Tournament. Since… Read more »

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A Fresh Start for Ontario adolescents


Toronto, June 2, 2009 – Friends and supporters gathered on Tuesday evening in Toronto for Portage Ontario‘s 3rd annual Fresh Start Dinner & Auction in support of the Portage Ontario Youth Treatment Fund. The event was hosted by Dr. Peter and Mrs. Susan Schaal, and raised $85,000 in support of Portage’s residential rehabilitation facility in… Read more »