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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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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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.

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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.