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 Services

  • Youth Leadership Development

  • Bursaries

  • Facilities and Technology

Events & Activities

Portage Ontario Foundation News

2022 Pedal for Portage

Nov 3, 2022

Like every year, dozens of you got on your bikes and pedaled from 20 to 60 km to raise money for the Portage rehabilitation program for youth in Elora. This year, the 5th edition of Pedal for Portage was a success as we raised over $28,000.   A BIG thank you to our incredible sponsors… Read more »

Personal Connections Build Portage Awareness

Feb 6, 2020

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 »

Pedal for Portage

Feb 6, 2020

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 »

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