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150 participants of the Portage Program celebrate their accomplishments


Montréal, November 2, 2008 – This fall, graduates of Portage in the Greater Montreal Area get a fresh start in life along with an opportunity to take their lives into their own hands after having completed the various stages of the organisation’s drug addiction treatment program. Freed from dependency and ready to reintegrate society, they… Read more »

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Outstanding volunteers recognised for Making Miracles Happen


Cassidy Lake, NB, June 13, 2008 – On June 13th 2008, Portage Atlantic recognised the Capital Campaign Committee responsible for the “Making Miracles Happen” fundraiser to build a new campus style facility at the Cassidy Lake site. During this gathering, which took place in the common room of the new boys’ dormitory, applause and laughter… Read more »

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Portage marks the 35th anniversary of its first treatment centre


Montreal, February 14, 2008 – Today, Portage celebrates the anniversary of the opening of its first facility, situated in Prévost, at lac Écho, in the Laurentians. It is on February 14, 1973 that the original site of Portage’s residential treatment center opened its doors and started its program for about ten residents, on a 35-acre… Read more »

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Portage Recognition Ceremony: A new beginning for 159 residents of the Portage Program


Montréal, November 4, 2007 – Portage this afternoon paid tribute to 159 graduates of its various drug-addiction treatment programs. The Recognition ceremony took place in Théâtre Maisonneuve de la Place des Arts and was attended by the Honourable Pierre Duchesne, Lieutenant Governor of Québec and by Portage President, Peter A. Howlett, and Executive Director, Peter… Read more »

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Portage pays tribute to Alban D’Amours


Montreal, September 25, 2008 – On September 25th more than 500 guests gathered in the Salle des pas perdus of Windsor Station to express their esteem, respect and friendship for Alban D’Amours, Outgoing President and Chief Executive Officer of Desjardins Group. The Tribute Evening to Alban D’Amours was organized to honour his outstanding contribution to… Read more »

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Portage is grateful to everyone who contributed in making the Tribute Evening to Michael Sabia


Montréal, September 20, 2007 – On September 20, close to 500 guests gathered in the Salle des pas perdus at Windsor Station to express their esteem, respect and friendship for Michael Sabia, Chief Executive Officer of Bell Canada. The Tribute Evening to Michael Sabia was organised by Portage to honour his outstanding contribution to Québec’s… Read more »

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10th Annual Portage Open Golf Tournament at Laval-sur-le-lac: A great achievement


Montréal, June 11, 2007 – The 10th annual Portage Open Golf Tournament held on June 11 at Club Laval-sur-le-Lac was a great success. The event raised $150,000 and a cheque in that amount was presented to the organisation by Mr. Alban D’Amours, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mouvement des caisses Desjardins and Honorary Chairman… Read more »

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Regional Development Corporation expansion for Portage Atlantic residential treatment centre


CASSIDY LAKE (CNB), May 31, 2007 – The Province of New Brunswick is investing $3.25 million to expand and upgrade the Portage Atlantic Residential Treatment Centre at Cassidy Lake, Premier Shawn Graham announced today. “The investment in the Portage Cassidy Lake reconstruction project clearly falls in our Charter for Change in relation to our Provincial… Read more »

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Portage opens a new centre in Montréal


Montréal, March 9, 2007— Portage today inaugurated its new centre at 2455 Lionel-Groulx Avenue, in Montréal. The centre will host Portage’s Mother and Child program for addicted mothers and their young children, as well as for pregnant addicts. The centre also hosts Portage’s program for Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers. Guests included Philippe Couillard, Minister of… Read more »

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Greater Moncton set for Portage Altantic Campaign


Moncton – October 30, 2006 – Local volunteers with the not-for-profit organisation Portage Atlantic are optimistic they will reach the Greater Moncton area goal of $250,000, part of an Atlantic campaign aimed at upgrading a facility that helps youth overcome drug and alcohol addictions. Luigi Rocca, Vice-President, RBC Dominion Securities, and Marie-Claude Blais, a lawyer… Read more »