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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 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.

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Annual General Meeting and Governor Recognition 2015


On September 24, 2015 Portage governors and staff members attended the 2015 Annual General Meeting and Governor Recognition Reception. Portage honoured five governors for the exceptional contribution they have made towards the organisation over the years. Ronald Murray, Portage Atlantic Stéphane Dufort, Portage Québec – Montréal Region Mario Cusson, Portage Québec – Québec City Region… Read more »

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Youth Celebrate Freedom from Addiction Portage Ontario celebrates 30 years helping Ontario youth overcome drug addiction


Elora, ON, September 28, 2015 – Thirty-seven teenagers from across the province assembled in Elora on Sunday to celebrate the healthy lifestyle they are now living after having completed a residential drug rehabilitation program at Portage. Surrounded by family, friends, and peers, the youth were recognised at Portage Ontario’s annual Recognition Day for having achieved… Read more »

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Portage Ontario-Local Youth Celebrate Addiction Recovery


Portage Ontario recognizes youth in Milestone Ceremony (ELORA, ON) Nearly fifty teens from all across the province recently had reason to celebrate during Portage Ontario’s annual Recognition Day. Jessica, 19, moved to Portage from Owen Sound in January, enrolling in the centre’s residential substance abuse rehabilitation program. Struggling with addiction problems and suicidal thoughts, Jessica… Read more »

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Portage Ontario renews its agreement with the WWLHIN


Portage is pleased to announce that its partnership with the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) has been renewed for another three years. Portage Ontario would like to sincerely thank the WWLHIN for their continued support, and commitment to our mission.

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Cornerstone 52 Foundation’s Abbamania event for Portage Ontario


On March 28, 2014, the music of Abba and The Bee Gees filled Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto for Cornerstone 52 Foundation’s Abbamania show, which raised funds and awareness for the Portage Ontario addiction rehabilitation program for youth. Thanks to a generous matching grant offer by the Cornerstone 52 Foundation, Portage Ontario expects to receive… Read more »

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Bell Let’s Talk Day supports Portage once again in 2014


Portage is grateful to be one of the beneficiaries of Bell’s fourth annual Let’s Talk Day on January 28, 2014. The Let’s Talk campaign invites all Canadians to join in the conversation about mental illness in order to fight the lingering stigma that keeps too many people from seeking the help they need. On January… Read more »

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Another beautiful donation from the Art for Healing Foundation


The Art for Healing Foundation, a non-profit organisation that facilitates the donation of artwork to hospitals and long-term residential health care centres, has coordinated donations of artwork to several of Portage’s substance abuse rehabilitation centres over the past few years, livening up the hallways and lifting the spirits of the residents in treatment. This fall,… Read more »

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$135,000 raised to give Ontario youth a Fresh Start


  TORONTO, October 24th, 2013 – For the seventh consecutive year, 200 guests gathered Tuesday night in Toronto to raise awareness and funds in support of the Portage Ontario Youth Treatment Fund. Since the establishment of Portage in Elora, in 1985, the drug rehabilitation centre has treated more than 4,000 youth from all over Ontario…. Read more »

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Cornerstone 52 Foundation Classic Albums Live


Do you love the Beatles?  Plan to attend a night out of dancing and classic Beatles music, in support of Portage Ontario, at the next Classic Albums Live event on Saturday February 9, 2013. The benefit concert, organised by the Cornerstone 52 Foundation, will feature music from the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band… Read more »