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High School graduation made easy


Montréal, June 22, 2009 – This evening, the Portage Beaconsfield adolescent program at The Portage Program for Drug Dependencies Inc. celebrates the high school graduation of nine of its students and the completion of adult continuing education of another 2. This is the result of committed collaboration with the Lester B. Pearson school board and… Read more »

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A growing reach for Portage Atlantic Community Breakfasts


Portage Atlantic added two more events to its series of Community Breakfasts over the past few months, hosting information sessions in Charlotte County, NB and Summerside, PEI. The Charlotte County breakfast took place on April 12th at the Fairmont Algonquin Hotel in St. Andrews with more than sixty people in attendance. Portage graduate, Eric Buckley,… Read more »

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12th Annual Portage Golf Tournament at Laval-sur-le-lac: A great achievement


Montréal, June 8, 2009 – The 12th annual Portage Open Golf Tournament held on June 8 at Club Laval-sur-le-Lac was a great success. The event raised $130,000 and a cheque in that amount was presented to the organization by Mr. Stéphane Boisvert, President, Bell Business Markets, Bell Canada, and Honorary Chairman of the Tournament. Since… Read more »

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A Fresh Start for Ontario adolescents


Toronto, June 2, 2009 – Friends and supporters gathered on Tuesday evening in Toronto for Portage Ontario‘s 3rd annual Fresh Start Dinner & Auction in support of the Portage Ontario Youth Treatment Fund. The event was hosted by Dr. Peter and Mrs. Susan Schaal, and raised $85,000 in support of Portage’s residential rehabilitation facility in… Read more »

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Former addict thanks Portage Atlantic Addiction Treatment Centre for turning his life around


Woodstock Bugle ‘Life is so good now’ – Former addict thanks Portage Atlantic Addiction Treatment Centre for turning his life around

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The director of Portage’s Mother and Child centre delivers a presentation on drug addiction and pare


On May 12th, Danielle Des Marais, the director of the Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre for mothers with their young child and for pregnant women suffering from drug addiction, gave a presentation at a conference in Montréal on dependencies. The conference, Rond-Point 2010, was put on by the Association des centres de réadaptation en dépendance… Read more »

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Sharing the joy of Christmas


The Daily Gleaner Sharing the joy of Christmas Spending Christmas away from home isn’t easy, yet it’s a reality for residents of Portage Atlantic. Located at Cassidy Lake near Sussex, Portage aims to return serious substance abusers to mainstream society as drug-free, crime-free and productive citizens, through comprehensive, responsive and cost-effective interventions based on the… Read more »

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150 participants of the Portage Program celebrate their accomplishments


Montréal, November 2, 2008 – This fall, graduates of Portage in the Greater Montreal Area get a fresh start in life along with an opportunity to take their lives into their own hands after having completed the various stages of the organisation’s drug addiction treatment program. Freed from dependency and ready to reintegrate society, they… Read more »

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Outstanding volunteers recognised for Making Miracles Happen


Cassidy Lake, NB, June 13, 2008 – On June 13th 2008, Portage Atlantic recognised the Capital Campaign Committee responsible for the “Making Miracles Happen” fundraiser to build a new campus style facility at the Cassidy Lake site. During this gathering, which took place in the common room of the new boys’ dormitory, applause and laughter… Read more »

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Portage marks the 35th anniversary of its first treatment centre


Montreal, February 14, 2008 – Today, Portage celebrates the anniversary of the opening of its first facility, situated in Prévost, at lac Écho, in the Laurentians. It is on February 14, 1973 that the original site of Portage’s residential treatment center opened its doors and started its program for about ten residents, on a 35-acre… Read more »