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

Youth and Addiction Recovery: The Healing Power of Art and Creative Expression

Jun 15, 2022

This Spring, the Elora Centre For The Arts (ECFTA) collaborated with Portage Ontario as part of their Youth Outreach Program to infuse art and mindfulness into their programming. This Youth Addiction & Recovery Program: THE HEALING POWER OF ART AND… Read more »

The Montreal Users Committee is Recruiting!!

May 24, 2022

Small message of interest to all current and former Portage residents The Portage User Committee (Montreal region) is looking for passionate new members to fill some of its vacancies. To continue to give back to the community after its program,… Read more »

Women from Lac Echo Invited to a Theatrical Performance at Place des Arts

May 12, 2022

On Wednesday, May 4th, Hydro-Québec invited six women from Portage’s rehabilitation program for adults at Lac Echo, in Prevost, to a play. As part of its partnership with the Duceppe Theater, Hydro-Québec, a loyal Portage partner for many years, made… Read more »

Creating a Fleet of Electric Vehicles: Portage Moves Toward Sustainable Mobility

Apr 22, 2022

In March 2022, Portage acquired its first hybrid vehicle for the Lac Echo rehabilitation center in Prévost, Quebec. This car sets a much larger project to move forward toward a full fleet of electric vehicles in motion. The goal of… Read more »


Lunch with the Minister of Health at Cassidy Lake

Apr 8, 2022

This week, the Honorable Minister of Health, Mrs. Dorothy Shephard and Senior Health Officials Stéphane Bérubé and Annie Pellerin stopped by the center for lunch and a tour. It was so nice to welcome guests back to the center! Thank… Read more »

Portage Awarded Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada

Feb 4, 2022

Accreditation Canada, a national organization that supports and assesses good practices in health and social services establishments, conducted an on-site survey of Portage’s centres and administrative offices in late October 2021 to assess the quality of our services. We are… Read more »

Saint John Fundraising Event

Oct 29, 2021

A unique fundraising event in the form of a three-course take-out dinner was held on October 7, 2021 at the Lily Lake Pavilion restaurant in Saint John. The organizing committee included the main sponsors, the United Commercial Travellers (UCT) Jack… Read more »

The Portage Mobile

Oct 18, 2021

Have you seen this vehicle? For over 38 years, Nashwaaksis Lion, Bill Scott has featured many decals on his vehicles with a purpose of reaching vulnerable youth. The decals project started with his Aerostar Van in 1983 with the Lion’s… Read more »

Annual Reconition Ceremony

Sep 12, 2021

A beautiful day for the Annual Portage Atlantic Reconition ceremony at Cassidy Lake today. 19 youth were recognized for their courage and determination to have taken the steps towards a life without subtance abuse. Photo: Mom, Roberta (middle) and her… Read more »

Portage’s 26th Golf Omnium at Club de Golf Royal Québec

Jul 27, 2021

While golf experienced an unprecedented interest during the pandemic, and despite everything being ready for the 26th Edition of the Golf Open in the Quebec City area, Mother Nature decided otherwise and the event that was to be held on… Read more »