Portage Atlantic Spring Newsletter 2014 
Portage Atlantic Spring

Portage Atlantic thanks its extraordinary volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Portage Atlantic Volunteer ReceptionOn April 11, Portage Atlantic staff members, residents, and volunteers gathered at the Cassidy Lake addiction rehabilitation centre for youth for a special reception to celebrate the organisation’s extraordinary volunteers.  
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Portage Atlantic Foundation Annual Appeal: Thank you to our donors!

May 31 marked the end of Portage Atlantic’s 2013-2014 annual fundraising appeal, and Portage would like to thank its donors for their support once again this year, which has made programming and new projects at the Cassidy Lake youth rehabilitation centre possible.
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How Family Services empower loved ones to play an active role in the recovery process

Family ServicesOne person’s addiction affects many more than that one person. Parents often feel helpless and guilty in the face of a child’s addiction, and loved ones often want desperately to help, but don’t know how.  At Portage, we recognise that a healthy family support network is the bedrock of an individual’s recovery from addiction, which is why we work in collaboration with parents and significant others to help them help both themselves and their loved one throughout the rehabilitation journey at Portage.
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Portage Corporate Video
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Skilled trades training program being offered once again at Portage Atlantic

United Commercial Travellers dinner raises funds for Portage Atlantic

Portage Atlantic attends the fourth annual Mental Health Symposium in Moncton


Apr. 22 – CBC News PEI
P.E.I. youth addictions deal close with N.B. facility  

Apr. 22 – CBC News PEI
Residential addictions treatment still in question

Apr. 14 – Kings County Record
Portage Atlantic honours volunteers

Apr. 12 – Telegraph Journal
Province changes handling of young offenders

Apr. 8 – Fredericton Daily Gleaner
Lions Club supports the Lewis Fitness Centre capital campaign


Believe in a dream
“As a Portage Atlantic graduate now working at Cassidy Lake, I would like to say how grateful I am to the volunteers who take time out of their day to help us in many different ways.  A volunteer is someone who doesn’t just give their time, they also give their hearts and that is something that must not go unnoticed.”  – Amber, Portage Atlantic graduate and staff member

New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate visits Cassidy Lake regarding new Open Custody clients

Portage Cassidy LakeOn April 29, Portage Atlantic welcomed New Brunswick’s Child and Youth Advocate, Norman J. Bossé, Q.C., along with by Annette Bourque, Clinical Director of the Child and Youth Advocate Office, to its addiction rehabilitation centre for youth.  New Brunswick Public Safety has recently changed its strategy in the handling of young offenders in that all those sentenced to open custody are now being sent to Portage Atlantic.
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Progress on the Lewis Fitness Centre Capital Campaign

Portage Lewis Fitness CentreFollowing a very generous donation from the late Dr. William Lewis, Portage Atlantic will soon be launching the Lewis Fitness Centre Capital Campaign, which seeks to raise an additional $800,000 for the construction of a brand new fitness centre to be built on-site for the youth in addiction rehabilitation treatment at Cassidy Lake.
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The Portage Experience, from the perspective of the Executive Director

Portage ExperienceThe time a person spends at Portage can best be described as a time of self-discovery. In the supportive and nurturing environment of the Portage community, our clients encounter, sometimes for the first time, their emergent self.  This is not so much about treatment as it is about freeing the beautiful person within, to face the world and its challenges with confidence, competence, and a determination driven by hope.
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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.


National presentation to Canadian Employee Assistance Program Association – June 18

Portage Olympics – Aug. 11-14

Recovery Day – September 9

Recognition Ceremony – Sept. 29

National Child & Youth Care Conference – Oct. 8-10


Portage recognises its extraordinary volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Employee Recognition and New Staff Appointments Spring 2014


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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