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Portage and Bell Unite to Overcome Mental Illness and Addiction

11-20-2018

Portage was invited to give a presentation on its services at Bell headquarters on Wednesday October 3, 2018 as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Entitled Taking back control: overcoming mental illness and addiction, the presentation focused on Portage’s MICA (mentally ill chemical abusers) program for men and its new program for women. Antonio Maturo,… Read more »

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Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation Donates $8,120

11-16-2018

Thanks to an $8,120 donation from the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation last May, Portage was able to buy new hockey equipment for its Lac Écho residential centre for youth in Prévost, Québec. Portage bought the new hockey gear to replace worn-out equipment and ensure the safety of the centre’s young residents. With the Foundation’s generous… Read more »

An Evening at the Theatre for Lac Écho Residents

11-09-2018

Four female residents and two counsellors from the Lac Écho Program for Adults attended a showing of the play « Of Mice and Men » on Tuesday November 6th thanks to a special invitation from Hydro-Québec. Through Hydro’s sponsorship, the Théâtre Duceppe launched a new program in August of this year to make the theatre more accessible… Read more »

The Willie O’Ree Fundraising Dinner – Celebrating a Fredericton Legend!

11-08-2018

The Willie O’Ree Fundraising Dinner – Celebrating a Fredericton Legend – was held at the Fredericton Inn on September 21, 2018. The event was sponsored by the Lions Nashwaaksis Club and raised $75,300 in support of Portage Atlantic. The fundraising dinner was a celebration of Mr. Willie O’Ree’s achievements in the sport of hockey as… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Recognition Celebration 2018

11-08-2018

On September 16, 2018, Portage Atlantic paid tribute to 25 youth who completed the residential phase of their rehabilitation treatment program, and 11 who have maintained a positive lifestyle since they graduated a year ago. These new graduates have come a long way and now have the tools and confidence to live a positive lifestyle… Read more »

Portage Atlantic Receives Financial Contribution for its Peer Support Group

11-01-2018

On behalf of the Fredericton youth and families who are helped by Portage Atlantic, we thank the Fredericton Community Foundation for their investment in the Portage Atlantic Peer Support Project program. Once the residential component of the drug addiction rehabilitation treatment program is completed, youth receive Aftercare support for up to two years, through regular… Read more »

From our Hearts to Yours Project

11-01-2018

“From our Hearts to Yours” Project 2017-2018 Lions of District N-1 was the result of the thoughtfulness and efforts from District N-1 Governor (2017-2018) Lion Paul Cousins and (Mrs.) Lion Theresa Cousins, with the participation of the various District N-1 Lions clubs. The Portage Atlantic staff and youth are grateful for this initiative that raised… Read more »

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Sports and Rehabilitation: New Gym Equipment for Youth at the Portage Lac Écho Centre

10-23-2018

Last summer, the Lac Écho residential centre for youth got a new gym with the help of Serge Marchant, President of Saint-Denis Thompson, who set up the new space. With a generous $3,268 donation from Opération Enfant Soleil’s “Fonds Josée Lavigueur”, Portage has started to equip the gym. Since the young residents of the substance… Read more »

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Portage Atlantic is Host to P.E.E.R. SJ – Peers Engaged in Education and Recovery

10-11-2018

In August 2018, Portage Atlantic was pleased to host five P.E.E.R. SJ staff members, who met with the Intake Counsellor/Admissions Co-ordinator, attended a morning meeting and had a tour of the facility. P.E.E.R. SJ a community-based, addiction and mental health service that focuses on a positive future for young adults working with individuals to help… Read more »

Soirée des GRands Philanthropes

$1,250,000 NET Given to Portage to Rebuild Lives

10-03-2018

The 15th Edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes, held on September 20, 2018, at Windsor Station’s Salle des pas perdus was another wonderful success. This year, the evening paid tribute to an exceptional couple: Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board and François Olivier, President and CEO of TC Transcontinental. Outstanding Commitment Every year, a… Read more »