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

Holiday Season Kick-off at Cassidy Lake

12-16-2019

A decorated tree, thoughtful gifts, Christmas music, sweets and enormous appreciation, makes the annual Lions event the perfect kick-off to the holiday season. Every first Sunday of December, the Lions from NB, PEI, NS and Maine drive to Cassidy Lake anxious to meet the youth and to finish decorating the Tree with a display of… Read more »

Drug and alcohol use responsible for 5% of hospital stays among young Canadians

12-16-2019

In September 2019, the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) published its study on the hospitalization of youth aged 10 to 24. The study shows that one out of every twenty hospital stays in this age group is attributable to drug or alcohol use. Some Unsettling Facts Youth aged 10 to 24 are part of… Read more »

Open House Day to Partners for Saint-Malachie’s 20 years

11-05-2019

On Friday, November 1st 2019, an Open House Day for partners took place at Portage’s Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centre for Adolescents in Saint-Malachie. This event, organized for the centre’s 20th anniversary, was an opportunity to invite Portage partners to a meeting with the young residents in order to understand the importance and scope of the… Read more »

A resounding success for the 16th edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes!

11-04-2019

The 16th edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes was held on September 26th in Montreal. A total of 700 guests were gathered to pay tribute to an exceptional man, Mr. Louis Audet, Executive Chairman of the Board of Cogeco. The Windsor Station’s Salle des pas perdus was transformed into an elegant, refined venue enhanced… Read more »

A cookie, a smile and a pinch of hope

11-04-2019

During the week of September 16 to 22, 2019, Portage Atlantic partnered with Tim Hortons to raise funds to support the Cassidy Lake drug addiction rehabilitation program for adolescents. Since 1996, the Canadian company Tim Hortons has been holding an annual fundraising campaign for charities across the country. Last year, the Smile Cookie Campaign raised… Read more »

“I have found my true self here”

11-04-2019

It is a great honour for me to be welcomed into the Portage family. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to walk the journey to recovery here. Our philosophy states that “I have come here to find myself” and I feel very strongly that I have found my true self here. I come… Read more »

Pedal for Portage

Pedal for Portage 2019

11-01-2019

The 2nd annual Pedal for Portage cycling event in Elora took place on Saturday, September 21, 2019. And what a weekend it was! Over 120 cyclists and volunteers took to one three road/trail routes in Centre Wellington in support of Portage’s residential substance abuse rehabilitation centre for Ontario youth in Elora. It raised $75,000 in… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Recognizes Youth at Annual Recognition Ceremony

11-01-2019

Portage Atlantic hosted its Annual Recognition Ceremony at its addiction rehabilitation centre on the shores of Cassidy Lake, NB, on September 29, 2019. This ceremony celebrates youth who have either completed the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, or who have maintained a positive lifestyle since they graduated one year ago. This year, 35… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Bursary Recipients Attended 24 Various Educational Institutions

11-01-2019

As part of Portage Atlantic’s commitment to promote the importance of education, an academic plan is put in place upon entrance to the Portage Program at Cassidy Lake. Objectives range from studying towards high school credits, on-line university courses or completing a GED. Portage residents are encouraged to complete as much academic work as possible… Read more »

Saint-Malachie residents become actors in Saint-Gervais’ haunted village

10-31-2019

October 31st is a time to celebrate Halloween, but also a great opportunity for the adolescents of the Saint-Malachie residential rehabilitation centre to actively participate in the Saint-Gervais “haunted village” event. A haunted village in Chaudière-Appalaches The Saint-Gervais Haunted Village event has been a must for 3 years in the Bellechasse area. This year, a… Read more »