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

Table du Chef

The 6th Table du Chef at Café Ferreira

05-02-2019

The 6th Table du Chef was held at Café Ferreira on Tuesday, April 9th. The owner, Carlos Ferreira, once again generously opened his renowned kitchen to our guests to benefit Portage. The Portuguese-flavoured menu included cod croquettes with black garlic mayonnaise, yellowfin tuna crudo and octopus Bolognese Led by Chef Francesco Dili, a promising young… Read more »

employés

Employees’ fundraising campaign: Portage’s family mobilized

04-30-2019

The 2018-2019 Edition of the Portage employees’ fundraising campaign, which calls on their generosity, has again been successful this year. Indeed, the campaign has helped Portage offer art therapy to the residents of the MICA program for women and a projector to the residents of the Mother and Child program, so they could spend some… Read more »

Volunteer

Portage Atlantic Volunteer Recognition Gathering

04-25-2019

On April 11, 2019, the Moncton Portage Atlantic Aftercare group hosted the volunteers at its weekly meeting activity, providing the opportunity for youth to express their appreciation. A mother and son team shared their story of how the Portage program at Cassidy Lake, NB, has brought positive changes to their lives. This was followed by… Read more »

Table du chef

Portage’s 20th Table du Chef at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

03-29-2019

Portage’s Table du Chef was held on March 20th 2019 at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and celebrated its 20th edition. This annual event helps raise funds for the Adolescent Rehabilitation Program in Saint-Malachie. Attendees of the event were invited inside the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac kitchens. Among those present were several influential members of… Read more »

awareness

Creating Awareness among Students

03-18-2019

Members of the Portage Atlantic staff and youth continue to participate in various community outreach initiatives to create an awareness of the program and services offered at the Cassidy Lake residential rehabilitation centre for youths between the ages of 14 and 21 who are dealing with substance abuse issues. Recently, Portage Atlantic Admissions Coordinator Tambrie… Read more »

Maître de sa vie

Maître de sa vie: a People-Centered Program

03-14-2019

In order to carry out its initial mission, which is to develop essential personal growth skills for adults with alcohol or drug addiction, Portage-Québec officially added a new program to its service offer in September 2013. The Maître de sa vie Program is intended for clients addicted to psychotropic drugs who also present symptoms related… Read more »

Christmas Magic at Portage

01-24-2019

Thanks to several Portage Foundation partners, residents of the Portage rehabilitation centres received a wide array of Christmas presents during the 2018 Holiday Season.  Many thanks to Avaya, RBC, Fondation Carmand Normand, IBM Québec and Richard Mayrand for their great generosity. Avaya donates food baskets for families in Portage’s supervised apartments For a third consecutive… Read more »

Pedal for Portage

Pedal for Portage Raises $94,000!

12-21-2018

On September 22, 2018, cyclists, both young and old, took to the country roads and scenic trails that make up the region of Centre Wellington in support of Portage Ontario. The outpouring of support for Portage’s first-ever cycling event known as Pedal for Portage was tremendous! Not only did participants’ efforts raise $94,000 in proceeds,… Read more »

Lions Christmas Party

The Lions Bring Holiday Cheer to the Portage Atlantic Residents

12-19-2018

The Lions bring Holiday cheer to the Portage Atlantic residents at the Annual Christmas Party, on Sunday, December 9, 2018 As they do every year, the Lions District N-1 clubs hosted a Christmas Party for the youth at the Portage Atlantic’s Cassidy Lake rehabilitation centre. Santa and Mrs. Claus warmly greeted the adolescents in residence… Read more »

The Users’ Committee and its Quizzzz!

11-21-2018

Have you heard of the Portage Users’ Committee? This small group of fierce residents from Portage centres located in the Montreal area meet several times a year since 2010 to discuss the best way of spreading the good news: Yes,  ladies and gentlemen, residents do have the right, in fact the duty, to voice their… Read more »