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Learn about Portage Ontario's fundraising and awareness-building
activities, in support of the residential drug rehab treatment centre for youth in Elora, Ontario.

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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 »

Mother and Child drug addiction treatment centre in Montréal

Portage working with the Psychology Foundation of Canada

01-16-2017

Addiction and mental health issues are becoming increasingly intertwined, necessitating collaboration between experts in both fields. Portage recently met with the Psychology Foundation of Canada (PFC) to discuss how each could help the other to carry out its mission. Representatives from PFC, a charity that focuses on mental illness in children, sat down with Portage’s… Read more »

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Portage Ontario residents and staff members connect with the community

01-04-2017

In order to increase awareness and about youth drug addiction and the services provided at the Portage Elora rehabilitation centre, Portage residents and staff members are often out visiting schools and organisations in surrounding communities. Speaking engagements at schools are generally the most impactful, as Portage residents share their personal stories with an often younger… Read more »

Ontario Recognition Ceremony

Celebrating freedom from addiction at the Portage Ontario Recognition Ceremony

11-15-2016

This past fall, more than 130 people gathered at the Grand Theatre in Fergus for Portage Ontario’s annual Recognition Ceremony, to pay tribute to twenty-nine youth who have completed the residential phase of their drug addiction rehabilitation program and have committed to living a positive lifestyle, free from drug abuse. “During my program I worked… Read more »

Recovery Day in Toronto.

Portage Ontario at Toronto Recovery Day 2016

10-19-2016

Portage Ontario staff members manned a booth at Toronto Recovery Day this past fall, providing information about its drug addiction rehabilitation centre for Ontario youth and making connections with other organisations working in the field. Recovery Day is a pan-Canadian celebration of recovery from addiction, where individuals and organisations come together in different cities to… Read more »

Guelph Community Foundation

The Guelph Community Foundation: A loyal friend to Portage

08-10-2016

The Portage drug addiction rehabilitation centre in Elora, Ontario is part of a wonderful community in Wellington County that supports the youth in treatment. The Portage Ontario Foundation has been working to strengthen partnerships with individual, foundation, and corporate community leaders, which have translated into financial contributions to support the work being done at Portage… Read more »

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Ten Tables Towards Freedom reaches out to the community

07-05-2016

Portage Ontario board members opened their homes to community members this past June, hosting intimate events to raise awareness about Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth in Elora. A Portage graduate spoke at each event, giving attendees a rare chance to interact with a young person who has turned their life around. In addition… Read more »

Portage Ontario - Kayak donation

A donation to purchase kayaks for the youth in treatment at Portage Elora

06-28-2016

Portage Ontario’s outdoor recreational activities are an important part of the rehabilitation process, as many residents discover the therapeutic value of nature. Thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Guelph Community Foundation through the Corinne Beingessner Fund, Portage Ontario was able to purchase ten new kayaks for the youth in drug addiction rehabilitation treatment, just… Read more »

Portage Ontario - Donation from The Co-Operators

Portage Ontario in Elora receives $68,000 from The Co-operators

06-10-2016

22th Annual Charity Golf Tournament Guelph, ON, June 10, 2016 – Last night, The Co-operators presented a cheque for $68,000 to Portage Ontario in support of its residential substance abuse rehabilitation centre for adolescents in Elora. The money was raised at 22nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament, a fundraising event organized by volunteer employees of The… Read more »