What’s new at Portage?

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

Cassidy Way

Nov 6, 2020

July 2010 marked the launch of the Stride for Success Fundraiser with T4G’s Future Focus Foundation. The fundraiser culminated with the construction of the Recovery Trail at the Cassidy Lake site.  The trail system, which features a cabin, a large fire… Read more »

Pedal for Portage 2020: A Huge Success!

Nov 6, 2020

Portage Ontario hosted its third annual Pedal for Portage fundraiser this fall to raise funds for Portage’s residential drug addiction rehabilitation centre in Elora, Ontario. To date, the event has raised over $180,000, which helps teens between the ages of… Read more »

Music Soothes the Soul

Nov 4, 2020

It is a well-known fact that music is an effective therapy that allows a person to escape, open up, heal, and find themself. At the Lac Écho Portage Drug Rehabilitation Centre (Prévost), residents have access to an incredible music studio… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Staff of The Year – Brett Gibson

Oct 2, 2020

The knowledge, dedication and commitment of Cassidy Lake’s multi-disciplinary staff team of teachers, clinicians, nurses and paraprofessionals, is one of Portage Atlantic’s strongest assets.  Every year, members of the staff team select one of their colleagues for the Portage Atlantic Staff… Read more »

The Users Committee of Montreal is Recruiting!

Sep 21, 2020

The Users Committee of Montreal is recruiting amongst members of its support services within Portage’s entourage! Portage’s Users Committee of Montreal is seeking new members among participants of Portage’s family and friends support services who are interested in joining the… Read more »

Portage’s 2020 Virtual Olympics

Sep 9, 2020

For over 20 years, Portage has hosted around 100 residents from New Brunswick, Quebec, and Ontario for its annual summer Olympics in Saint-Malachie. This gathering is an opportunity for these youth to come together and share their stories and rehabilitation… Read more »

Counsellors at the MICA Centre Share Quarantine With New Female Residents

Jun 17, 2020

Three counsellors from the Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) program for women shared their daily life with two new female residents who were quarantined due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The counsellors accompanied the residents as they embarked on their rehabilitation… Read more »

Philanthropy: Dan Martell Helps Portage Atlantic During the Pandemic

May 20, 2020

On April 12, 2020, in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic sweeping through Canada, Portage Atlantic received a $10,000 donation from long-time supporter Dan Martell and his family. This generous donation helps maintain admission services for youth struggling with substance… Read more »

Quarantine Induction at Cassidy Lake

May 20, 2020

As the COVID-19 continues to progress worldwide, Portage Atlantic similarly continues to adjust its programs to provide a safe and healthy environment for its residents and staff. Acting swiftly to ensure the well-being and a sense of normalcy, mobile bunker… Read more »

School and Rehabilitation: Portage Adapts to Confinement Measures

May 20, 2020

On-site schooling is an integral part of the youth program at Portage’s rehabilitation centres across Canada.  Because of the COVID-19 crisis, schools everywhere have been forced to close and Portage has made every effort to ensure its young residents can… Read more »