The Montréal Fundraising Campaign is well underway
The Portage Foundation is pleased to report that the Montréal region’s fundraising campaign is right on track. Thanks to the tireless efforts of the Montréal Campaign Committee and the generosity of our donors, the campaign has already made it to 95% of its goal. With such encouraging results so far, and the support from a dynamic team, the Portage Foundation is confident that we will reach our goal and the campaign will conclude successfully on May 31st.
From left to right: Michel Décary, Céline Pilote, Magdy Fahmy, Stéphane Dufort, Colette Taylor, André Chagnon, Serge Godin, Sylvie Giguère, Luc Bisaillon, Alice Dolbec, Gary Mintz, Laurent Giguère.
Absent: Norman D. Hébert, Peter Howlett, Jean Lachance, André Provencher, Louise Rainville, Dorothy Reitman, Alain Thauvette.
An excellent start for the Rebuilding Lives Campaign
The Rebuilding Lives Campaign, with the goal of raising $3 million over three years for the Portage centres in the Québec City region, is currently under way. Under the honorary presidency of Mr. Serge Godin, founder of CGI and Executive Chairperson of the Board, and the presidency of Mr. Michel Dallaire, President and CEO of Cominar Real Estate Investment Trust and Mr. Mario Cusson, Executive Vice President of La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, a team of dedicated volunteers are committed to the success of this campaign.
On March 1st, Portage’s Québec City Campaign Committee members visited to the new Saint-Malachie residential centre for adolescents. They were pleased to see the progress of the renovation and construction work, which is transforming the drug rehabilitation centre to be better equipped to serve the increasing demand of young people seeking to rebuild their lives at Portage.
Back row, from left to right: André Dumont, Jean-Pierre Dufour, Christian Goulet, François Ducharme, Jean-François Brière, Denis Lefrançois, Yvan Boisvert, Jules Bois, Richard Legault et Claude Rousseau
Front row, from left to right: Alice Dolbec, Michel Cusson, Michel Dallaire, Colette Taylor
Absent: Serge Godin, André Blouin, Pierre Cloutier, Alban D’Amours, Richard Fortier, Denis Linteau, Jean Rouleau, Claude Rousseau.
Portage Open Golf Tournaments: The tradition continues in June
Every year, rain or shine, the annual Portage Open Golf Tournaments are held in Montréal and Québec City to bring together community members who support Portage’s cause and who wish to help the many adolescents who seek drug rehabilitation therapy at our centres.
Portage’s Therapeutic Approach
Portage’s substance abuse rehabilitation treatment approach is based on the therapeutic community model with core self-help principles and individual case management. Portage offers a psychologically and physically safe residential program in a positive peer culture environment.
Portage celebrates its 38th anniversary!
February 14th, the anniversary of the opening of Portage’s first substance abuse rehabilitation centre in Prévost, Québec, is known as Metamorphosis Day at Portage. It is a day for all members of the Portage community to celebrate the transformation that the residents undergo during their rehabilitation treatment.
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.
Read more about Portage’s mission, vision, and values.