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News from Portage's drug addiction rehabilitation and employment reintegration centres in Canada.

Your Community Garden at Cassidy Lake

04-22-2021

A Portage Atlantic and District N1 Lions Project. About Portage Atlantic The bilingual residential programs and services offered at Portage have helped thousands of Atlantic youth overcome their dependencies and live healthy, happy, and productive lives. Since its very beginnings in 1996, Portage Atlantic has evolved in leaps and bounds from its programming to the… Read more »

Portage “West Island” Celebrates 20 Years

02-19-2021

Portage’s Anglophone Youth Program (commonly known as the West Island program) welcomed its first resident on January 18, 2001. Since then, 2,353 Anglophone youth have come through its doors. “Imagine a time when a dream became a reality. The opening of Portage “West Island” was just that, the making of a dream! The province’s first-ever… Read more »

The Users Committee of Montreal is Recruiting!

02-10-2021

A short message of interest to all Portage residents, both current and past. Portage’s Users Committee (of Montreal) is looking for new passionate members to fill current vacancies. This committee allows members to continue giving back to the community, impacting the communities, and having a voice amongst Portage’s directors and administrators. Requirements: A desire to… Read more »

The 17th Edition of The Soirée des Grands Philanthropes: Sharing a Meal, Saving Lives

11-13-2020

The 17th edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes benefitting Portage was held on October 24, 2020. Due to Public Health directives, the winning formula of the annual event, which usually gathers together more than 700 distinguished members of the business community, had to be completely redesigned. So, this year, participants once again offered their… Read more »

100 Women Who Care for Portage

11-11-2020

100 Women Who Care is a group of women who live in Rural Wellington County and each contributes $100 four times a year towards causes they care about. This past September, 100 Women Who Care generously donated their quarterly donation of $10,000 to Portage in Elora, Ontario. As highlighted in The Wellington Advertiser’s article 100WWCRW… Read more »

Cassidy Way

11-06-2020

July 2010 marked the launch of the Stride for Success Fundraiser with T4G’s Future Focus Foundation. The fundraiser culminated with the construction of the Recovery Trail at the Cassidy Lake site.  The trail system, which features a cabin, a large fire pit, a large platform by the water, a 3.8 km path and more, has been… Read more »

Pedal for Portage 2020: A Huge Success!

11-06-2020

Portage Ontario hosted its third annual Pedal for Portage fundraiser this fall to raise funds for Portage’s residential drug addiction rehabilitation centre in Elora, Ontario. To date, the event has raised over $180,000, which helps teens between the ages of 14 and 18 find freedom from addiction. In previous years, cyclists and volunteers of all… Read more »

Music Soothes the Soul

11-04-2020

It is a well-known fact that music is an effective therapy that allows a person to escape, open up, heal, and find themself. At the Lac Écho Portage Drug Rehabilitation Centre (Prévost), residents have access to an incredible music studio largely funded by the Simple Plan Foundation. An Integrated Music Program In addition to struggling… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Staff of The Year – Brett Gibson

10-02-2020

The knowledge, dedication and commitment of Cassidy Lake’s multi-disciplinary staff team of teachers, clinicians, nurses and paraprofessionals, is one of Portage Atlantic’s strongest assets.  Every year, members of the staff team select one of their colleagues for the Portage Atlantic Staff of the Year Award, based on their work ethic and character.   This year’s recipient… Read more »

The Users Committee of Montreal is Recruiting!

09-21-2020

The Users Committee of Montreal is recruiting amongst members of its support services within Portage’s entourage! Portage’s Users Committee of Montreal is seeking new members among participants of Portage’s family and friends support services who are interested in joining the committee and bringing their own experience. In order to gain an overall global view of… Read more »