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

Portage Ontario Foundation News

Giving Back with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

07-09-2019

Portage in Ontario is delighted to partner with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for the first time. In Portage’s substance abuse rehabilitation centres for adolescents, youth work on their strengths, their self-discovery, they integrate physical activity into their routine, learn to give back to the community and definitely discover who they are. Bottom line, it… Read more »

Portage Ontario Bursary Program Launched

06-05-2019

June, 2019; The Portage Academy at Elora is an on-site Section 23 School approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education, operated in partnership with the Upper Grand District School Board. The Academy delivers high school curriculum to the youth in treatment. Attendance at school is a mandatory requirement of the Portage Ontario residential drug rehabilitation… Read more »

Portage Ontario Partners with Broad Reach Foundation

06-05-2019

June, 2019; Founded in 1998, Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders is a registered charity built on partnerships with youth-serving agencies in the Toronto community. Offering the only free program for at-risk youth aged 13 to 24 that combines building life skills, job training and sailing on board one of their fleet of 35’ –… Read more »

Major Donors

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

logo GRAS
The Guelph Community Foundation Logo - Portage
Red Car 50th with logo

  • 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