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

Portage Youth learn seamanship over the summer!

09-16-2019

Portage Ontario and the Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders have partnered to offer youth in Elora’s Rehabilitation Centre a sailing initiation program. The goal is to allow young people who have lived though times to discover a unique activity in an exceptional setting. Founded in 1998, Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders is a… Read more »

21st edition of Portage Games: from sports competition to gathering

08-16-2019

August 8, 2019 marked the opening of the Portage Games at the Saint-Malachie Adolescent Rehabilitation Centre. Year after year, this friendly sport competition brings together teenagers and counsellors from all of Portage addiction rehabilitation centres. This is a small event at Portage and each year, young residents from centres in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Regions… Read more »

Residents saddle up for Therapeutic Horseback Riding!

08-16-2019

This summer, Horse Therapy sessions were implemented into the schedule for youth in residence at Cassidy Lake. This initiative comes from Amber Parlee, a clinical staff member, who wanted to share her great love of horses with Portage Atlantic youth and the many benefits these majestic creatures transfer to young people. Amber, who owns horses… Read more »

Pursuing a Passion for Music at the Portage Lac Écho Centre

08-07-2019

This year more than ever, the young residents of the Lac Écho Centre were able to make the most of their musical talent. For ten years now, the Simple Plan Foundation has supported Portage through funding to purchase musical instruments. With the help of teacher Lauren Bélec, and thanks to Sjmple Plan’s support, the Lac… Read more »

Graduation Ceremony of Montreal English-speaking Adolescents

07-10-2019

On June 19, Portage celebrated four of its Montreal English-speaking program residents (West Island) for their success during the school year. To many, the Graduation Ceremony is like the icing on the cake; a consecration, a reward for all the efforts made, a window on the future. This crucial moment in the life of our… Read more »

Vernissage and Scholarship Awards at Portage Saint-Malachie

07-10-2019

On Wednesday, June 19, 2019, the Portage Drug Rehabilitation Centre at Saint-Malachie hosted a vernissage to mark the end of the school year and the awarding of five scholarships that were presented to the students by Stéphanie Lachance, Member of the National Assembly.  The young residents of the Portage Saint-Malachie Centre, located one hour from… Read more »

Table du Chef – Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth

07-10-2019

Combining philanthropy and culinary expertise, the Table du Chef at the Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth was once again a resounding success this year. The team of chefs for this event was comprised of Baptiste Peupion (Executive Chef of the hotel), Jean-Marc Guillot (Executive Pastry Chef and recipient of the Meilleur ouvrier de France Award) and… Read more »

Giving Back with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

07-09-2019

Portage in Ontario is delighted to partner with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for the first time. In Portage’s substance abuse rehabilitation centres for adolescents, youth work on their strengths, their self-discovery, they integrate physical activity into their routine, learn to give back to the community and definitely discover who they are. Bottom line, it… Read more »

Portage youth take on their professional flight!

07-09-2019

Promote Awareness with Young People About Employment In the spring of 2019, the team at the Portage residential centre in Lac Écho was able to successfully complete two partnerships intended to help young people at the centre. Portage first partnered with Carrefour Jeunesse-Emploi Rivière-du-Nord to implement a guidance program allowing about fifteen residents aged between… Read more »

Cassidy Lake Graduates

07-09-2019

Summer’s here and graduating residents of the Portage Academy at Cassidy Lake are looking ahead to a sober, productive life. Youth at the Cassidy Lake Rehabilitation Centre in New Brunswick attend class four hours a day.  Portage firmly believes that schooling makes for better social reintegration.  School programs at the Portage Academy are provided by… Read more »