Portage Ontario, a non-profit organisation established in 1985, operates a residential drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth in Elora, Ontario.
In the therapeutic community environment, residents work through the underlying issues that caused their substance abuse and develop a set of social competencies that will help them deal with the challenges of everyday life without resorting to drug abuse. They develop the self-esteem and confidence to go on to lead healthy, productive, drug-free lives.
The Portage Elora treatment centre serves Ontario youth referred by parents, schools, family physicians, hospitals, other addiction-treatment and youth-serving agencies, as well as Youth Justice and the Children's Aid Society.
Portage Ontario News
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. The intimate evening was an opportunity to introduce guests to Portage and the work it… Read more »
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 to see so many past participants join us a second year. Thank you to all… Read more »
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 program with a financial grant towards a recognized post-secondary education or towards a recognized career… Read more »
Portage Ontario Board
The Portage Ontario Board of Directors is chaired by Todd Nishimura. The Board is made up of dedicated volunteers who are involved in their local communities and who ensure the proper governance of Portage activities in Ontario.
- Todd Nishimura, Chair
- Peter Howlett, President of Portage
- Richard Bowden
- Matthew Linton
- Michael Mundy
- Adam Newman
- Lousanne Rodé
- Colin Stairs