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

Brent Miller LIVE: A Musical Evening

May 20, 2020

Brent Miller LIVE is a trio band based out of Toronto, Ontario. Praised for their musical aptitudes and energy on the wedding and events scene, the Portage Ontario community and their friends got the opportunity to see Brent perform live… Read more »

Portage Ontario and ForgeX Athletic Training Centre

May 20, 2020

Throughout the first week of May 2020, ForgeX Athletic Training Centre based out of Fergus Ontario generously donated their time and expertise to raise awareness around Portage Ontario’s Bunker House Project. Michelle, Forge team’s president, hosted three free online workouts through… Read more »

Bunker House Project: Our Urgent Appeal

May 20, 2020

When the province first declared a state of emergency and issued safety directives to essential services, Portage had to act swiftly to ensure the health and well-being of our current residents and staff were prioritized. Unfortunately, this led to the… Read more »

Rehabilitation and Confinement: As Seen Through A Residential Centre for Adolescents

Apr 22, 2020

As a result of the public health state of emergency announced by the Québec government in March 2020, Portage has implemented extraordinary measures in its rehabilitation centres. Visits and weekend outings have been suspended, and all residents are confined to… Read more »

Online Therapeutic Community: Rehabilitation From A Distance

Apr 8, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) has impacted people all over the world for several months now and on many levels. Community organizations have been hit hard by isolation measures, quarantines and fear of contracting the virus. In order to continue helping… Read more »

The “Maître de sa vie” Program Now Available to Youth

Feb 28, 2020

In 2018, Portage launched an innovative intervention program for individuals with concurrent substance use and post-traumatic stress disorders. This addition to Portage’s constantly evolving rehabilitation services offering was made possible largely through the generous financial contribution of Hydro-Québec.

Lewis Fitness Centre: What Youth Have to Say

Feb 10, 2020

The Lewis Fitness Weight and Cardio Room is proving to be a great benefit for the male and female communities. Rather than extrapolate the benefit of fitness activities, here is feedback from the youth themselves. “I love to get stuff… Read more »

Personal Connections Build Portage Awareness

Feb 6, 2020

On October 24, 2019, Portage Ontario hosted its first awareness event. Held at a restaurant in downtown Toronto, Mr. Michael Howlett, a Governor of Portage and past Board Chair of Portage Ontario, invited personal friends and acquaintances to join him…. Read more »

Pedal for Portage

Feb 6, 2020

The 2nd annual Pedal for Portage cycling event in Elora took place on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Portage Ontario is grateful to all the cyclists and volunteers who took part and made the event such a success! It was wonderful… Read more »


Feb 6, 2020

Portage Ontario was presented in January with a three-year grant from the Rotary of Guelph South in support of the Portage Ontario Bursary Awards Program. Created in 2018, the program provides youth who have completed Portage’s residential drug addiction rehabilitation… Read more »