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Constantly on the lookout for mental health issues

07-05-2010

Most Portage residents have had a complicated background of trauma, family dysfunction, and chaos – all factors that can lead to mental health problems, says Liz Graham, a nurse and the Coordinator of Health Services at Portage Elora. Staff are therefore constantly on the lookout for signs and symptoms of concurrent disorders of addiction and… Read more »

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Portage recognised for Excellence in Marketing

06-16-2010

Portage was nominated to lead a round table discussion on its new corporate branding strategy at the 2010 Marcom Professional Development Conference on June 11, 2010. Hosted by Colterman Marketing Group and the Centre for Excellence in Public Sector Marketing, the theme of the conference this year was “Marketing with authenticity,” focusing largely on non-profit… Read more »

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Portage Ontario Video

06-09-2010

Portage Elora residents, graduates, staff, and Portage Ontario Board Members speak about how Portage helps Ontario youth seek Freedom from Addiction.

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

06-08-2010

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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Giving Ontario adolescents a Fresh Start

06-08-2010

On the evening of June 8th, 190 guests gathered for the 4th annual Portage Ontario Fresh Start Dinner & Auction in the lush Rosedale garden of Dr. Peter and Mrs. Susan Schaal to raise awareness and funds in support of the Portage Ontario Youth Treatment Fund. The fund provides access to the Portage Elora drug… Read more »

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

03-11-2010

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

03-11-2010

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 »

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Olympic Day at Portage Elora a great success!

03-09-2010

On Friday, February 26th, Portage Elora held its annual Olympic Day. Residents and staff took part in a day of fun and competition, this year marking the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. The activities were organised and set up by the students of the Outdoor Education class. Individual events included a luge race on the toboggan… Read more »

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Portage Ontario takes to dog-sledding

02-17-2010

Two groups of residents from Portage Elora recently returned from the first ever dog-sledding expeditions in partnership with Outward Bound. The gender-specific groups of seven adolescent girls and ten adolescent boys braved rain, snow, and -30°C temperatures at different points of their five-day treks in Algonquin Park. The groups were each split in two, alternating… Read more »

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Metamorphosis Day – Portage’s 37th Anniversary!

02-14-2010

This Sunday, February 14th will mark the 37th anniversary of the opening of the first Portage centre in Prévost, near lac Écho. To celebrate, all Portage residents in the Montréal metropolitan region will attend a lunch at lac Écho on February 16th, where there will be activities to recognise the many positive transformations that our… Read more »