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Read about what's going on at the Portage Ontario substance abuse rehabilitation centre in Elora, Ontario.

“I have found my true self here”

11-04-2019

It is a great honour for me to be welcomed into the Portage family. I am so grateful to have the opportunity to walk the journey to recovery here. Our philosophy states that “I have come here to find myself” and I feel very strongly that I have found my true self here. I come… Read more »

Pedal for Portage

Pedal for Portage 2019

11-01-2019

The 2nd annual Pedal for Portage cycling event in Elora took place on Saturday, September 21, 2019. And what a weekend it was! Over 120 cyclists and volunteers took to one three road/trail routes in Centre Wellington in support of Portage’s residential substance abuse rehabilitation centre for Ontario youth in Elora. It raised $75,000 in… Read more »

Portage Youth learn seamanship over the summer!

09-16-2019

Portage Ontario and the Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders have partnered to offer youth in Elora’s Rehabilitation Centre a sailing initiation program. The goal is to allow young people who have lived though times to discover a unique activity in an exceptional setting. Founded in 1998, Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders is a… Read more »

21st edition of Portage Games: from sports competition to gathering

08-16-2019

August 8, 2019 marked the opening of the Portage Games at the Saint-Malachie Adolescent Rehabilitation Centre. Year after year, this friendly sport competition brings together teenagers and counsellors from all of Portage addiction rehabilitation centres. This is a small event at Portage and each year, young residents from centres in Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Regions… Read more »

Giving Back with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

07-09-2019

Portage in Ontario is delighted to partner with the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award for the first time. In Portage’s substance abuse rehabilitation centres for adolescents, youth work on their strengths, their self-discovery, they integrate physical activity into their routine, learn to give back to the community and definitely discover who they are. Bottom line, it… Read more »

Portage and Outward Bound Canada Promote Personal Growth

07-09-2019

Since many years, Portage works with Outward Bound Canada, a nonprofit educational organization which aims to cultivate resilience, leadership, connections and compassion through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. On Monday, June 24, 2019, two staff and ten residents attended Outward Bound in the Adirondack region. The youth and staff were… Read more »

Portage Ontario Bursary Program Launched

06-05-2019

June, 2019; The Portage Academy at Elora is an on-site Section 23 School approved by the Ontario Ministry of Education, operated in partnership with the Upper Grand District School Board. The Academy delivers high school curriculum to the youth in treatment. Attendance at school is a mandatory requirement of the Portage Ontario residential drug rehabilitation… Read more »

Portage Ontario Partners with Broad Reach Foundation

06-05-2019

June, 2019; Founded in 1998, Broad Reach Foundation for Youth Leaders is a registered charity built on partnerships with youth-serving agencies in the Toronto community. Offering the only free program for at-risk youth aged 13 to 24 that combines building life skills, job training and sailing on board one of their fleet of 35’ –… Read more »

CURL FOR A CAUSE

06-05-2019

On March 23rd, Portage Ontario joined a group of six worthy charities who graciously received event proceeds from Curl for a Cause, a local volunteer-led curling bonspiel established in 2006. Curlers at the Fergus Curling Club in Centre Wellington, where the Portage Centre resides, warmly welcomed Portage as a first-time recipient. Portage residents donated a… Read more »

Pedal for Portage: Save The Date

05-02-2019

With cycling weather finally upon us, be sure to mark your calendar for Portage Ontario’s 2nd annual Pedal for Portage event. On Saturday, September 21st, take your bike to Centre Wellington and join riders of all ages and skill levels on one of three scenic routes along the Grand River. Enjoy all the day has… Read more »