Portage Ontario Foundation

Portage Ontario’s drug addiction rehabilitation program for youth is financed in part by the Portage Ontario Foundation, which raises funds through individual and corporate donations as well as fundraising activities.

The Portage Ontario Foundation counts on the generosity of the community to be able to provide services that not only improve the lives of the young people who come to Portage, but also those of all the families and communities that are affected by the positive outcomes of their rehabilitation.

All donations, large or small, help Portage support Ontario youth as they seek freedom from addiction.

Our Greatest Needs

  • Portage Ontario Youth Treatment Fund

  • Aftercare and Family Support Program

  • Portage Outward Bound Program

Portage Ontario Foundation News

Pedal for Portage: Save The Date

05-02-2019

With cycling weather finally upon us, be sure to mark your calendar for Portage Ontario’s 2nd annual Pedal for Portage event. On Saturday, September 21st, take your bike to Centre Wellington and join riders of all ages and skill levels on one of three scenic routes along the Grand River. Enjoy all the day has… Read more »

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Rotary Club of Guelph South – A Friend Indeed

05-02-2019

As part of Wellington County, Portage Ontario is fortunate to have the support of many community-minded organizations. One of our newfound friendships has been that with the Rotary Club of Guelph South. Since August of last year, the Rotary Club of Guelph South has championed the Portage Ontario cause: Portage was invited to present at… Read more »

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Pedal for Portage Raises $94,000!

12-21-2018

On September 22, 2018, cyclists, both young and old, took to the country roads and scenic trails that make up the region of Centre Wellington in support of Portage Ontario. The outpouring of support for Portage’s first-ever cycling event known as Pedal for Portage was tremendous! Not only did participants’ efforts raise $94,000 in proceeds,… Read more »

Major Donors

Portage Ontario is very grateful to the generous donors who make our programs possible, including: 

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  • Elaine Casavant and Roy Firth

  • Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce

  • Centre Wellington Community Foundation

  • ECHO Foundation

  • Evald Torokvei Foundation

  • Piera Gasparotto and Lino Morra

  • Kopas Family Foundation

  • Mary Ellen Timmins Family Trust

  • Robert Kerr Foundation

  • Shoppers Drug Mart Life Foundation

  • The Christina Mary Hendrie Trust

  • The Harold E Ballard Foundation

  • The Toronto Star Fresh Air Fund

  • Tim and Frances Price

Why give to Portage?

“Our children are not a charity, they are the future of this country, whether they have drug problems or not. Support for Portage helps us protect our country’s future by investing in these children.”

- Michael Howlett, Portage Governor

"I’ve been lucky enough to attend this event [Fresh Start] for a number of years now, and over the years I have heard some of the most compelling stories of compassion, support and love. The money you invest in Portage produces real value. It changes lives, and it saves lives.”

- Bill Blair, former Toronto Chief of Police