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activities, in support of the residential drug rehab treatment centre for youth in Elora, Ontario.

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Portage Ontario residents and staff members connect with the community


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


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


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


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 »

About Portage

Ten Tables Towards Freedom reaches out to the community


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


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


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 »

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A positive experience with probation officers


As they have for the past few years, the youth in treatment at the Portage Elora drug addiction rehabilitation centre recently welcomed a group of Ontario probation officers to the centre this spring for a sporting match and barbeque lunch. The girls’ community enjoyed a friendly game of volleyball with them, and the probation officers… Read more »

Portage Ontario - Community Social Responsibility Award

Portage Elora nominated for Community Social Responsibility Award


Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centre for youth in Elora was nominated by the Centre Wellington Chamber of Commerce for the Community Social Responsibility Award, which will be awarded at the Superheroes of Centre Wellington Awards of Excellence Gala on May 17, 2016. Portage Ontario representatives will be in attendance at the gala, which will be… Read more »

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Portage Ontario helps raise awareness about substance abuse among young people


Toronto, ON, November 18, 2015 – During National Addictions Awareness Week, Portage Ontario will join health and addiction organisations across the country to help raise awareness about addiction, in particular among young people. To read Portage Ontario’s press release, click here.