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Celebrating the Portage Atlantic 
18th Annual Recognition Day

Recognition Day has special meaning to youth and families who have been supported by the Portage program at Cassidy Lake. At this year’s ceremony, 42 youth from across Canada were recognized for having completed various stages of the residential and aftercare components of the program. Read more…

Portage Atlantic takes part of
Recovery Day

On September 9, members of the Frederiction community gathered together at City Hall to celebrate Recovery Day. Recovery Day takes place across the country to build awareness, challenge societal stigma, and celebrate the role that recovery plays in improving the lives of individuals who have overcome drug addiction, and the lives of their families and communities. Read more…


Five medals for Cassidy Lake at the 2014 
Portage Olympiads

olympiades2014From August 11th to 14th, young residents from the Portage centres in Elora, Ontario, Cassidy Lake, New-Brunswick, and Beaconsfield, lac Echo and Saint-Malachie in Québec, got together for the 16th Portage Olympiads held in
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Portage Corporate Video
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18th National Child and Youth Care Conference


Sep. 30 – Global New Brunswick
Fight against drug addiction 

Sep.30 – Times & Transcript / Kings County Record
Portage Atlantic youth conquer addiction

Sep. 30 – Daily Gleaner
Woman emerges from 10-year struggle with drugs, alcohol

Sep. 12 – The Daily Gleaner
One day at a time

“Members of Jack Kidd Council have visited Portage Atlantic and watched the young people during their counseling sessions, listening to their testimonies about their struggles with addictions. These visits have given UCT members an understanding of how these young people are guided to take responsibility for their actions and choices. The graduation ceremonies are an emotional time when families and sponsors gather to hear each graduate tell their experience at Portage.” Wes Cosman, Chairperson Drug Awareness Committee, United Commercial Travelers Jack Kidd Council 755, Saint John, NB. 

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Portage and the National Addictions Awareness Week

Portage is taking advantage of Drug Awareness Week, which runs from November 17 to 21, to highlight the problem of  Illegal Synthetic drugs abuse in our society. The Portage Communications office will deploy all efforts to raise awareness and inform the public and the politicians about drug abuse issues.
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Portage recognizes Mr Ron Evans

ron evans agm2014On the evening of the Annual General Meeting of Portage, held on October 9 in Montreal, board members who have brought to the organization great help and support were recognized. Mr. Ron Evans, a Fredericton resident who has been involved in helping youth at risk with Portage for many years, received a distinction from Peter Howlett, Portage President.
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Kristen Marks, teacher at Portage Academy; ”A great teaching experience”

There is no doubt that teaching requires patience, creativity and dedication. We can all think of a teacher who gave us a new perspective on the world or helped us become a better person. Kristen Marks, who teaches at the Portage Academy at Cassidy Lake, is without a doubt one of those teachers who will have had a positive impact on the life of many young students. Read more…

A new generator for the Cassidy Lake centre

generatrice2In order to continuously improve its services, the Cassidy Lake centre in New Brunswick received a generator at the beginning of the summer. Good news as power outages due to winter storms can now be prevented. Almost all Portage centres are equipped with a generator, to ensure everyone’s comfort and to prevent any problems. Read more…


About Portage

Portage is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people overcome their dependencies in order to be able to live healthy, happy, and productive lives.  With service centres in Québec, New Brunswick, Ontario, and British Columbia, Portage helps clients to develop their self-esteem, confidence, and the competencies necessary to overcome addiction. For more information, click here.

Portage Atlantic was established in 1996.

For more information, to participate in our activities, or to share comments, contact:

Carol Tracey
Director of Development
Portage Atlantic

For Admissions information, contact Cassidy Lake centre:

Toll Free (from Atlantic Canada): 1-888-735-9800
Tel.: 506-839-1200
Fax: 506-839-1210



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