Portage Elora’s gym gets a facelift thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation grant
Sports and recreation are key elements of the Portage therapeutic program – fundamental to the residents’ long-term health and recovery process. A $15,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation last May has gone towards improving the athletic experience for Portage Ontario residents, with an upgrade to the gymnasium floor and the purchase of new sports equipment. Read more…
New Portage Ontario Board Member
At their September 23rd, 2009 meeting, the Portage Ontario Board welcomed a new member: Sally Birks Bongard. Sally also sits on the Portage Ontario Campaign Committee and the Portage Communications Committee.
Sally is the President of Hennessy and Associates, a consulting firm that acts as a funding strategist for cultural organisations. She has more than twenty years of experience working in development and sponsorship for charitable institutions and corporations across the country.
“The concept of allowing young people to heal themselves from addiction is powerful and it is this approach that Portage has taken with proven success. I’d like to make a difference in building awareness and support for the good work Portage does.”
– Sally Birks Bongard
Portage across Canada
February 14th is the anniversary of the opening of the first Portage centre in Prévost, Québec. The Metamorphosis Day event was celebrated across the country this year. Read more…
Portage’s Accreditation Process
Having received primary accreditation in 2008, Portage now has its sights set on full accreditation for the end of 2010. Representatives from Accreditation Canada will be visiting each Portage centre from June 7-10, 2010, after which they will produce an evaluation report on the measures that have been put in place since their last visit.
Accreditation will recognise Portage for the quality of the services
provided, the capabilities of the employees, and the expertise of the
organisation. Recognition from Accreditation Canada demonstrates that
Portage is engaged in a continuous process of improving the quality of
Portage is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people who are suffering from substance abuse-related problems to overcome their dependencies and to live healthy, happy and productive lives. Portage is a vital and progressive force in the drug addiction treatment field in North America, with service centres in Québec, New Brunswick, Ontario, and British Columbia. Through drug addiction treatment best practices and the therapeutic community approach, Portage helps residents develop their self-esteem, confidence, and the competencies necessary to overcome addiction.
Portage has been operating drug rehabilitation centres in Canada for over 35 years. Portage Ontario was established in 1985.
Read more about Portage’s mission, vision, and values.