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

The Fredericton Golden Club makes a donation to Portage Atlantic


On January 24, 2018, Portage Atlantic made a presentation to the members of the Fredericton Golden Club at their weekly meeting. Carol Tracey, Director of Development, Portage Atlantic provided information on how the Portage Atlantic residential drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth was established at Cassidy Lake back in 1996, and how it evolved during… Read more »

A different path


The youth forum organized by Motivaction jeunesse under the theme Les jeunes d’aujourd’hui se dévoilent (Today’s youth reveal themselves) took place on November 30, 2017. Motivaction jeunesse is a non-profit organization that seeks to prevent dropping out of school, sedentariness and delinquency among youth from the Québec City area. Representing Portage at the forum was… Read more »

The Explo Mobile at Lac Écho


Last November 6th, the Explo Mobile truck made a stop at the Lac Écho campus. Inside the reconfigured 53-foot truck, visitors learned about eight vocational training programs offered by the Rivière-du-Nord School Board. Youth and adults from Portage’s drug rehabilitation programs at Lac Écho explored the different work stations on display, including: Automobile Mechanics Automotive… Read more »

An Exceptional Evening for Portage Saint-Malachie Residents


On November 17, 2017, 11 youth from the Portage Saint-Malachie Centre and two youth with the external care program watched a Quebec Remparts hockey game at the Videotron Centre from a loge seat thanks to the generosity of Mr. Mario Cusson, President of l’Unique General Insurance and member of the Portage Board of Governors. ˝ They… Read more »

202 Graduates Celebrate New Beginnings


On October 15, 2017, 202 graduates from the Portage Saint-Malachie Centre and the Portage Québec Centre (including the employment training program) celebrated their achievements at the Recognition Ceremony held in Québec City’s Grand Théâtre. Parents, friends, and generous Portage supporters gathered together for the yearly graduation ceremony. For those who had just completed their treatment… Read more »

$1,125,000 Net Raised to Help Portage Rebuild Lives


On September 27th, the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes paid tribute to Mr. Daniel Lamarre, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cirque du Soleil, for his remarkable contribution to the community. Surrounded by his loved ones, colleagues and several well-known members of the business community, Mr. Lamarre was honoured during a splendid evening with a… Read more »

KPMG and Deloitte Lend Portage Residents a Helping Hand!


Many employees from Portage’s corporate partners volunteer with our organization. On October 13th this year, KPMG and Deloitte employees spent a day with our residents. KPMG at Lac Écho Francophone youth at our Lac Écho program had an opportunity to chat with employees of the KPMG accounting firm while they worked together on various outdoor… Read more »

Making reading a priority


Since May 16th this year, the young residents of Portage’s program for francophone adolescents at Lac Écho have had a space set aside for reading. Through the PREL (Partenaire pour la réussite éducative dans les Laurentides), the Consortium Jeunesse MRC des Laurentides and the Commission scolaire des Laurentides, the Lac Écho drug rehabilitation centre received… Read more »

Hitting the Right Note


Once a week, guitarist, producer, composer and music teacher Laurent Bélec helps the young francophone and anglophone residents of Portage’s Lac Écho centre discover and develop their musical talent. The Simple Plan Foundation has supported Portage for several years and, in November 2016, it donated $10,000 to our programs for anglophone and francophone youth at… Read more »

All aboard!


During their stay at Lac Écho, residents of Portage’s adult, francophone youth and anglophone youth programs live in a natural setting where they can practice various activities. In order to diversify the centre’s sports offerings and take full advantage of the natural surroundings, the Fonds Josée Lavigueur of the Opération Enfant Soleil donated $8,718 to… Read more »