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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 »

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Pride and Emotion at the Inauguration of the MICA Program for Women

05-21-2019

It’s Monday May 6, 2019 and in Montreal, the Drug Rehabilitation Centre for Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) is a beehive of activity. Five female residents of the MICA Centre look on as the dining room undergoes a transformation in the lead-up to the official inauguration of one of Portage’s most unique programs. Today, the… Read more »

Naloxone: Portage counsellors train to save lives

05-10-2019

For just over a year now, all counsellors working in Portage rehabilitation centres have been required to receive training on the use of naloxone kits. Given the extent of the opioid crisis (see: The Opioid Epidemic: Addiction with a Prescription) in Canada and the United States, the Portage Health and Safety Committee made the decision… Read more »

Pedal for Portage: Save The Date

05-02-2019

With cycling weather finally upon us, be sure to mark your calendar for Portage Ontario’s 2nd annual Pedal for Portage event. On Saturday, September 21st, take your bike to Centre Wellington and join riders of all ages and skill levels on one of three scenic routes along the Grand River. Enjoy all the day has… Read more »

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Rotary Club of Guelph South – A Friend Indeed

05-02-2019

As part of Wellington County, Portage Ontario is fortunate to have the support of many community-minded organizations. One of our newfound friendships has been that with the Rotary Club of Guelph South. Since August of last year, the Rotary Club of Guelph South has championed the Portage Ontario cause: Portage was invited to present at… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »