1973 Portage Centre in Lac Écho - Winter


On February 14, 1973, Portage’s first drug addiction rehabilitation centre, located in Prévost, Québec, opened its doors to a small group of adults who wanted to overcome their drug addiction issues and take back control of their lives. Since then, Portage has expanded its drug rehab services, opening other centres in Ontario, New Brunswick, Québec City, and Montréal; treating both adult and youth populations, as well as specialised clienteles at its Mother and Child and Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers centres.

February 14 is now known as Metamorphosis Day at Portage, a day where all of Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centres celebrate the incredible transformation that takes place in each individual in treatment.

Portage is very proud to have been able to help tens of thousands of people over the past 44 years. Thank you to all those who have made Portage such a special place. Thank you to our staff team, our board members, and all of our partners and donors for making Portage’s drug addiction treatment programs possible.