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Creating Awareness among Students

03-18-2019

Members of the Portage Atlantic staff and youth continue to participate in various community outreach initiatives to create an awareness of the program and services offered at the Cassidy Lake residential rehabilitation centre for youths between the ages of 14 and 21 who are dealing with substance abuse issues. Recently, Portage Atlantic Admissions Coordinator Tambrie… Read more »

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Maître de sa vie: a People-Centered Program

03-14-2019

In order to carry out its initial mission, which is to develop essential personal growth skills for adults with alcohol or drug addiction, Portage-Québec officially added a new program to its service offer in September 2013. The Maître de sa vie Program is intended for clients addicted to psychotropic drugs who also present symptoms related… Read more »

Christmas Magic at Portage

01-24-2019

Thanks to several Portage Foundation partners, residents of the Portage rehabilitation centres received a wide array of Christmas presents during the 2018 Holiday Season.  Many thanks to Avaya, RBC, Fondation Carmand Normand, IBM Québec and Richard Mayrand for their great generosity. Avaya donates food baskets for families in Portage’s supervised apartments For a third consecutive… Read more »

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Pedal for Portage Raises $94,000!

12-21-2018

On September 22, 2018, cyclists, both young and old, took to the country roads and scenic trails that make up the region of Centre Wellington in support of Portage Ontario. The outpouring of support for Portage’s first-ever cycling event known as Pedal for Portage was tremendous! Not only did participants’ efforts raise $94,000 in proceeds,… Read more »

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The Lions Bring Holiday Cheer to the Portage Atlantic Residents

12-19-2018

The Lions bring Holiday cheer to the Portage Atlantic residents at the Annual Christmas Party, on Sunday, December 9, 2018 As they do every year, the Lions District N-1 clubs hosted a Christmas Party for the youth at the Portage Atlantic’s Cassidy Lake rehabilitation centre. Santa and Mrs. Claus warmly greeted the adolescents in residence… Read more »

The Users’ Committee and its Quizzzz!

11-21-2018

Have you heard of the Portage Users’ Committee? This small group of fierce residents from Portage centres located in the Montreal area meet several times a year since 2010 to discuss the best way of spreading the good news: Yes,  ladies and gentlemen, residents do have the right, in fact the duty, to voice their… Read more »

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Portage and Bell Unite to Overcome Mental Illness and Addiction

11-20-2018

Portage was invited to give a presentation on its services at Bell headquarters on Wednesday October 3, 2018 as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Entitled Taking back control: overcoming mental illness and addiction, the presentation focused on Portage’s MICA (mentally ill chemical abusers) program for men and its new program for women. Antonio Maturo,… Read more »

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Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation Donates $8,120

11-16-2018

Thanks to an $8,120 donation from the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation last May, Portage was able to buy new hockey equipment for its Lac Écho residential centre for youth in Prévost, Québec. Portage bought the new hockey gear to replace worn-out equipment and ensure the safety of the centre’s young residents. With the Foundation’s generous… Read more »

An Evening at the Theatre for Lac Écho Residents

11-09-2018

Four female residents and two counsellors from the Lac Écho Program for Adults attended a showing of the play « Of Mice and Men » on Tuesday November 6th thanks to a special invitation from Hydro-Québec. Through Hydro’s sponsorship, the Théâtre Duceppe launched a new program in August of this year to make the theatre more accessible… Read more »

The Willie O’Ree Fundraising Dinner – Celebrating a Fredericton Legend!

11-08-2018

The Willie O’Ree Fundraising Dinner – Celebrating a Fredericton Legend – was held at the Fredericton Inn on September 21, 2018. The event was sponsored by the Lions Nashwaaksis Club and raised $75,300 in support of Portage Atlantic. The fundraising dinner was a celebration of Mr. Willie O’Ree’s achievements in the sport of hockey as… Read more »