Portage Ontario

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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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New Community Engagement and Volunteer Program, made possible by the Ontario Trillium Foundation


Portage Ontario is pleased to announce the launch of a new Community Engagement and Volunteer Program at the Portage Elora rehabilitation centre for youth, made possible by a $125,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation over the next two years. This funding will allow Portage to expand volunteer opportunities at the Elora facility and in… Read more »

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A great turn out at Portage Ontario’s Awareness Evening 2010


On November 16th, Portage Governors Dianne Gillin and Jill Veale co-hosted an Awareness Evening in support of Portage Ontario at Peter and Dianne Gillin’s Forest Hill home. The event brought together over 60 guests—representing parents, educators, healthcare providers, and business professionals—to raise awareness about the important work Portage does helping youth in crisis with addiction…. Read more »

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Accreditation Canada grants unconditional accreditation to Portage


Montréal, December 21, 2010 – Portage has obtained unconditional accreditation thanks to the substantial collaborative efforts of its Governors and its organisational team members over the past four years. Accreditation recognises Portage for the quality of the services it provides, the abilities of its employees, and the expertise of the organisation. Recognition by Accreditation Canada… Read more »

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Fourth annual Fresh Start Dinner & Auction raises over $110,000 for addiction treatment


Toronto, Tuesday, June 8, 2010 – Amid the lush Rosedale garden of Dr. Peter and Mrs. Susan Schaal, 190 guests, including Toronto Chief of Police Bill Blair, gathered Tuesday evening for the 4th annual Portage Ontario Fresh Start Dinner & Auction to raise awareness and funds in support of the Portage Ontario Youth Treatment Fund…. Read more »

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Portage Ontario’s gym gets a facelift thanks to Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant


Sports and recreation are key elements of the Portage therapeutic program – fundamental to the residents’ long-term health and recovery process. A $15,000 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation last May has gone towards improving the athletic experience for Portage Elora residents, with an upgrade to the gymnasium floor and the purchase of new sports… Read more »

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Portage Ontario’s Fresh Start Event 2010


This year’s Fresh Start Dinner and Auction will take place on June 8th in a private garden in Rosedale, Toronto. Portage Governors, Dr. Peter and Susan Schaal, have once again offered to open their home for this intimate garden party. The purpose of the Fresh Start event is to raise awareness and funds in support… Read more »