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

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 »

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Portage presents its services at the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce Networking Breakfast

02-24-2017

Portage Ontario was invited to deliver a presentation about the services provided at the Portage Elora drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth at the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce networking breakfast meeting on February 22, 2017. The Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer organisation supported by over 350 local businesses. It serves as… Read more »

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Metamorphosis Day – Portage celebrates its 44th anniversary

02-14-2017

On February 14, 1973, Portage’s first drug addiction rehabilitation centre, located in Prévost, Québec, opened its doors to a small group of adults who wanted to overcome their drug addiction issues and take back control of their lives. Since then, Portage has expanded its drug rehab services, opening other centres in Ontario, New Brunswick, Québec… 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