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

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 »

Portage’s 2020 Virtual Olympics

09-09-2020

For over 20 years, Portage has hosted around 100 residents from New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario for its annual summer Olympics in Saint-Malachie. This gathering is an opportunity for these youth to come together and share their stories and rehabilitation treatment experiences, all while getting exercise and working as a team. They compete in various… Read more »

Counsellors at the MICA Centre Share Quarantine With New Female Residents

06-17-2020

Three counsellors from the Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) program for women shared their daily life with two new female residents who were quarantined due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The counsellors accompanied the residents as they embarked on their rehabilitation program while remaining in their supervised apartment for the duration of the quarantine period. Further… Read more »

Philanthropy: Dan Martell Helps Portage Atlantic During the Pandemic

05-20-2020

On April 12, 2020, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping through Canada, Portage Atlantic received a $10,000 donation from long-time supporter Dan Martell and his family. This generous donation helps maintain admission services for youth struggling with substance dependencies in the Atlantic provinces. A former resident of the Portage rehabilitation centre for youth… Read more »