What’s new at Portage?

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

About Portage

Portage opens a new centre in Montréal


Montréal, March 9, 2007— Portage today inaugurated its new centre at 2455 Lionel-Groulx Avenue, in Montréal. The centre will host Portage’s Mother and Child program for addicted mothers and their young children, as well as for pregnant addicts. The centre also hosts Portage’s program for Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers. Guests included Philippe Couillard, Minister of… Read more »

About Portage

Ground broken on program’s new home


The Telegraph Journal Ground broken on program’s new home Justine Vaughan and Matt Barrett believe a life-changing program deserves great facilities. They are both residents of the Portage treatment centre at Cassidy Lake near Norton. Since opening a decade ago, it has helped about 1,100 Atlantic Canadian youth such as Vaughan and Barrett overcome drug… Read more »

About Portage

Greater Moncton set for Portage Altantic Campaign


Moncton – October 30, 2006 – Local volunteers with the not-for-profit organisation Portage Atlantic are optimistic they will reach the Greater Moncton area goal of $250,000, part of an Atlantic campaign aimed at upgrading a facility that helps youth overcome drug and alcohol addictions. Luigi Rocca, Vice-President, RBC Dominion Securities, and Marie-Claude Blais, a lawyer… Read more »

About Portage

Portage Recognition Ceremony: A new beginning for residents of the Portage Program


Montréal, October 29, 2006 – Portage this afternoon paid tribute to 145 graduates of its various substance abuse treatment programs. The Recognition ceremony took place in Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts was attended by Portage President Peter A. Howlett and Executive Director Peter Vamos. Mr. Vamos commended the efforts of the adults, adolescents and… Read more »

About Portage

Portage Atlantic launches $1.25 million fundraising campaign


Fredericton – October 23, 2006 – A not-for-profit organisation that helps youth from across Atlantic Canada overcome drug and alcohol addictions unveiled a $1.25-million fundraising campaign today aimed at improving its New Brunswick treatment facility. Officials for Portage Atlantic launched the Making Miracles Happen capital campaign in Fredericton. Portage, an internationally recognised charitable organization, offers… Read more »

About Portage

Portage launches its 2006/07 Fundraising Campaign in Montréal


MONTRÉAL – October 17, 2006 – Portage today launched its 2006-2007 fundraising campaign at Club St-Denis in Montreal. The campaign target is $1.65 million to fund various Portage programs in Québec. Over the past 33 years, through the generosity of many donors and the commitment of community partners, Portage has helped more than 30,000 substance… Read more »

About Portage

Portage is deeply grateful to everyone involved in making the Tribute Evening to Rémi Marcoux


Montreal, October 2, 2006 – On September 21 some 400 guests gathered in the Salle des pas perdus at Windsor Station to express their esteem, respect and friendship for Rémi Marcoux, founder and Executive Chairman of Transcontinental Inc. The Tribute Evening to Rémi Marcoux Night was organised by Portage to honour his unconditional support for… Read more »

About Portage

9th Annual Portage Golf Tournament at Laval-sur-le-lac a resounding success


Montréal – June 12, 2006 – The 9th annual Portage Open Golf Tournament held on June 12 at Club Laval-sur-le-Lac was a resounding success. The event raised $150,000 that was turned over to Portage by Alban D’Amours, President & Chief Executive Officer of Mouvement des caisses Desjardins and Honorary Chairman of the Tournament. Since its… Read more »

About Portage

Report – Then they got hooked on crack together. Brothers.


The Gazette Report – Then they got hooked on crack together. Brothers. Salle Maisonneuve at Place des Arts was packed on Nov. 6. A five-piece Dixieland band played When the Saints Go Marching In, as 120 teen addicts who had either stayed straight for a year since their graduation, or who were about to graduate,… Read more »