The Guelph Community Foundation: A loyal friend to Portage
A dear friend to Portage Ontario since 2012, The Guelph Community Foundation assists charities located in Guelph and surrounding areas. Chris Willard, Executive Director of the Foundation, along with his small but mighty team have not only provided financial assistance to Portage, but have also helped open doors to other individual and corporate donors wishing to make a philanthropic gift to support the needs of the youth in treatment.
A positive experience with probation officers
As they have for the past few years, the youth in treatment at the Portage Elora drug addiction rehabilitation centre welcomed a group of Ontario probation officers to the centre this spring for a sporting match and barbeque lunch. Whereas most of the contact that Portage residents have had with probation officers in the past has been because they were in trouble with the law, this activity was a positive experience for the youth. It helped humanise the probation officers in the eyes of the residents and helped them better understand the role of a probation officer.
Portage is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people overcome their dependencies in order to be able to live healthy, happy, and productive lives. With service centres in Québec, New Brunswick, and Ontario, Portage helps clients to develop the self-esteem, confidence, and the competencies necessary to overcome their drug addiction problems. For more information click here.
Portage Ontario was established in 1985.
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