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Pedal for Portage Raises $94,000!


On September 22, 2018, cyclists, both young and old, took to the country roads and scenic trails that make up the region of Centre Wellington in support of Portage Ontario. The outpouring of support for Portage’s first-ever cycling event known as Pedal for Portage was tremendous! Not only did participants’ efforts raise $94,000 in proceeds,… Read more »

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Family Support Day


Families play a critical role in a resident’s treatment and reintegration back into the community. A resident’s family becomes part of the larger Portage family and on Saturday, June 10th, families, residents and Portage staff came together for a Family Support Day. Activities included a BBQ and a plethora of games including volleyball, a balloon… Read more »

Making Connections at the 5TH Annual Addictions and Mental Health Conference


Portage Ontario was proud to be a Bronze sponsor & attendee at the Addictions and Mental Health Conference held in Toronto May 28th through 30th. Our admissions team hosted an information booth for the 350 representatives from 220 Ontario addiction and mental health organisations that were in attendance. “Stronger Connections – Communities Working Together” was… Read more »

Recognising Cultural Diversity at Portage


In addition to being a residential drug addiction rehabilitation program that focuses on helping vulnerable youth to stop using drugs, Portage Ontario is about empowering its residents to develop a healthy lifestyle – eating well, sleeping well, and enjoying social and recreational activities. Portage works hard to offer diverse programming so that youth can learn… Read more »

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Ensuring Quality Support through CDSS


Portage Ontario is proud to be associated with the Concurrent Disorders Support Services Group (CDSS), an agency referral network for people with both mental illness and substance addiction in the City of Toronto. The group, a consortium of 44 community agencies in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), is made up of some of the city’s… Read more »

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Portage Ontario Community Connections


Portage staff and residents continue to do great work in the community, spreading awareness about Portage Ontario and the services it offers. Most impactful are the personal stories our residents share with their audiences, who are often even younger than the youth in our program. By telling their stories, our residents hope to make a… Read more »

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Community partners mean the world to us


Rehabilitating youth who are struggling with life’s challenges and reintegrating them drug-free into society to become successful and productive adults has been Portage Ontario’s mission for over three decades. The help of our community partners has been invaluable in fulfilling this mission: it really does take a village. Portage is very grateful to the following community-minded… Read more »

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A successful visit from Accreditation Canada!


An independent organization with established standards to ensure the quality and safety of health care, Accreditation Canada makes an evaluation of health organizations in Canada and worldwide. For the past several years, Portage has cooperated with Accreditation Canada to validate the quality and safety of its services. The visit of the Accreditation Canada team to… Read more »

Open house at MICA


On Thursday May 4th, 2017, Portage’s MICA program for mentally ill chemical abusers held an open house to share its expertise with various health providers. At this special occasion, the father of a past resident gave a testimony on his family’s journey in the misery of despair caused by the associated problem of drug addiction… Read more »

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Healthy lifestyles for residents of Portage Rehabilitation Centres


March is the month of nutrition, and Portage is promoting its food-related activities and initiatives that are taking place periodically throughout the year. Good nutrition is essential to maintaining good health. This is why Portage addiction rehabilitation centres offers nutritious meals and snacks for the well-being of the residents, so they can retain good habits… Read more »