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Thanks to Portage, over 200 people are starting a new chapter in their life

10-30-2017

Montreal, October 29, 2017 – Today Portage hosted the 44th edition of its Recognition Ceremony for all its graduates of the Greater Montreal area, in the Théâtre Maisonneuve of la Place des Arts. This year, 214 graduates completed their rehabilitation program and courageously headed into the future with a sober, healthy and positive lifestyle. Along… Read more »

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Legalization doesn’t put an end to addiction: Portage’s reaction to Bill C-45 on marijuana

04-13-2017

Many points of view have been put forward in speeches concerning the legalization of marijuana. Those in favour of the initiative denounce the failure of the repressive approach and the exorbitant costs associated with criminalization. Those on the other side of the issue fear that legalization will trivialize the impact of marijuana and encourage young… Read more »

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National Addictions Awareness Week – Youth Addiction: Portage Atlantic highlights the importance of collaboration

11-23-2016

Cassidy Lake, November 22, 2016 – During National Addictions Awareness Week, which runs from November 13th to 19th, Portage Atlantic is seeking to create awareness about the important links between its addiction rehabilitation program for youth and various government support services and other non-profits with whom it works. “Not one organisation can address these issues alone,”… Read more »

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

11-22-2016

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 »

Fête de la reconnaissance 2016- Portage

205 Portage graduates start a new chapter

11-09-2016

Montréal, November 6, 2016 – 205 individuals were recognised at Portage’s 43nd annual Recognition Ceremony today for having overcome their drug addiction problems at one of Portage’s addiction treatment centres in the Montréal region. Proud parents, friends, staff members, and partners gathered at Place des Arts to applaud the graduates for all the hard work… Read more »

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Youth celebrate Freedom from Addiction as Portage Atlantic celebrated 20 years helping Atlantic youth overcome drug addiction

10-12-2016

Cassidy Lake, October 2, 2016 – Portage Atlantic hosted its twentieth annual Recognition ceremony, recognizing 26 youth for having completed various stages of the residential and aftercare components of the program. Looking backward with gratitude, Portage Atlantic is grateful for the youth, families, staff members, volunteers and partners who gathered to celebrate the twentieth annual… Read more »

Fête de la reconnaissance été

Portage Atlantic recognises 26 graduates and celebrates 20 years of helping Atlantic Canadian youth overcome drug addiction

10-12-2016

Cassidy Lake, NB, October 2, 2016 – Portage Atlantic hosted its twentieth Annual Recognition Ceremony today with over 350 guests in attendance at its drug addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake.  26 youth were recognised for either completing the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or for having maintained a positive… Read more »

Fête de la reconnaissance été

Portage Atlantic recognises 26 graduates and celebrates 20 years of helping Atlantic Canadian youth overcome drug addiction

10-02-2016

Cassidy Lake, NB, October 2, 2016 – Portage Atlantic hosted its twentieth Annual Recognition Ceremony today with over 350 guests in attendance at its drug addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake. 28 youth were recognised for either completing the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or for having maintained a positive… Read more »

Portage Ontario Recognition Ceremony 2016

Portage Ontario’s 2016 recognition ceremony

10-01-2016

September 25, Ontario – Portage Ontario hosted its annual recognition ceremony at the Grand Theatre in Fergus. Attended by over 120 individuals, it recognized 23 youth for program completion and six youth for positive lifestyle (remaining sober for over a year after completing their program). It was an emotive moment for the graduates and their… Read more »

Soirée des Grands Philanthropes 2016 Avec Premier Ministre

Soirée des Grands Philanthropes 2016: once again a great success!

10-01-2016

Montreal, October 1st. Portage’s annual Soirée des Grands Philanthropes fundraising gala has been honouring inspiring Québec business people since 2004. On September 29, 2016, the 13th edition of this event paid tribute to Mme Monique Leroux, President of Mouvement Desjardins from 2008 to 2016 and President of l’Alliance coopérative internationale, for her vision and exceptional contribution. Mme… Read more »