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

Portage and Outward Bound Canada Promote Personal Growth

07-09-2019

Since many years, Portage works with Outward Bound Canada, a nonprofit educational organization which aims to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. On Monday, June 24, 2019, two staff and ten residents attended Outward Bound in the Adirondack region. The youth and staff were… Read more »

2nd “Huîtres en affaires”

07-03-2019

Chaired by Mr. Guy Nadeau, General Manager at Desjardins Business, the 2nd Edition of the “Huîtres en affaires” event took place in a friendly atmosphere on April 12th. Over 400 guests gathered at the Metropolitan Anjou Golf Club and enjoyed a wide variety of oysters from La Boîte aux Huîtres. The highlight of the event… Read more »

Portage’s 22nd Golf and Cycling Event

06-26-2019

The 22nd Edition of the Portage Golf and Cycling event took place on a bright sunny day despite a late spring and was once again a resounding success. This sports day was held in an elegant atmosphere at the prestigious Laval‑sur‑le-Lac Golf Club. As usual, attendees included golfers and cyclists who enjoyed a wonderful day… Read more »

Portage’s 25th Golf Open

06-26-2019

On June 3rd, more than 150 members of the business community from the Quebec and Chaudière-Appalaches region gathered at the Sainte-Marie Golf Club in Beauce to attend Portage’s 25th Golf Open which was a huge success. Although somewhat chilly, participants were still able to enjoy the sun. The Honorable J. Michel Doyon, Lieutenant Governor of… Read more »

Hydration – an essential element of the education and positive lifestyle of Portage residents

06-07-2019

Jennifer Loughery, nurse at the Portage Atlantic rehabilitation centre, has implemented an awareness program on how staying hydrated is important to overall good health. “The youth were showing up in my office more and more frequently with issues of constipation, fainting spells and just overall feeling unwell. A major issue that I noticed was that… Read more »

Creating Awareness in the Community

06-07-2019

Portage Atlantic staff and residents create awareness about the Portage program and the services it offers at its Cassidy Lake residential rehabilitation centre for youth. On May 3, 2019, Tambrie Hicks, Admissions Coordinator for the Cassidy Lake residential rehabilitation centre for youth in New Brunswick, hosted an information booth at the New Brunswick Teachers’ Association… Read more »

Portage Ontario Bursary Program Launched

06-05-2019

June, 2019; The Portage Academy at Elora is an on-site Section 23 School approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education, operated in partnership with the Upper Grand District School Board. The Academy delivers high school curriculum to the youth in treatment. Attendance at school is a mandatory requirement of the Portage Ontario residential drug rehabilitation… Read more »

Portage Ontario Partners with Broad Reach Foundation

06-05-2019

June, 2019; Founded in 1998, Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders is a registered charity built on partnerships with youth-serving agencies in the Toronto community. Offering the only free program for at-risk youth aged 13 to 24 that combines building life skills, job training and sailing on board one of their fleet of 35’ –… Read more »

CURL FOR A CAUSE

06-05-2019

On March 23rd, Portage Ontario joined a group of six worthy charities who graciously received event proceeds from Curl for a Cause, a local volunteer-led curling bonspiel established in 2006. Curlers at the Fergus Curling Club in Centre Wellington, where the Portage Centre resides, warmly welcomed Portage as a first-time recipient. Portage residents donated a… Read more »

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18th Cocktail Reception: Another successful event for Portage

06-04-2019

Gathered in the Complexe Jules-Dallaire’s atrium bright setting, nearly 200 members of the national capital’s business community attended the 18th Edition of Portage’s Cocktail Reception on May 7th, a highly coveted event to round off our annual fundraising campaign. Guests were able to network in a friendly atmosphere complete with jazz music whilst contributing to… Read more »