Preliminary sketch of Portage Atlantic’s Lewis Fitness Centre
The late Dr. William Lewis of Nova Scotia, a Miracle Champion Donor for Portage Atlantic’s “Making Miracles Happen” Campaign, has left $750,000 to Portage Atlantic to build the Lewis Fitness Centre, in memory of his parents Oliver and Doris Lewis. Preliminary plans are now underway.
Portage Atlantic featured on Rogers TV
Rogers Television produced a thirty minute special on the Portage Atlantic drug rehabilitation treatment centre for youth in New Brunswick, which was aired at the end of November during National Addictions Awareness Week. Rogers TV has also agreed to air Portage’s new awareness commercial free of charge. Portage Atlantic is very grateful to Rogers for their support.
Portage in the midst of developing Pre Care services
The time period between an person’s first contact with Portage and his/her actual admission to the program is critical. In order to maintain the client’s motivation throughout the inevitable delays and necessary pre-admission tasks, Portage is seeking to establish Pre Care services at all of its centres.
Portage’s Accreditation Process
Since being accredited by Accreditation Canada in 2010, Portage has maintained its commitment to providing quality services to its clients and has continued to invest in its employees and the organisation. In June 2013, Accreditation Canada will be conducting follow-up visits to Portage’s centres. In anticipation, Portage has been collecting updated questionnaires from staff members and board members.
Employee Recognition Fall 2012
Every four months, the employees at each Portage centre vote to recognise one of their colleagues for their outstanding work and contribution to the organisation, the staff team, and the therapeutic community.
Annual General Meeting 2012
On November 22, 2012 Portage governors and staff members attended the 2012 Annual General Meeting and Governor Recognition Reception. Portage honoured six governors for the exceptional contribution they have made towards the organisation over the years.
Dave Emmerson, Portage Atlantic
Camille Dagenais, Portage Québec – Montréal Region
Alban D’Amours, Portage Québec – Québec City Region
Harriet Stairs, Portage Ontario
Richard Hooper, Portage BC
Pictured above: Peter Howlett, President of Portage, presents the award to Dave Emmerson, along with Dr. Russell King, Chair of Portage Atlantic
Portage is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people who are suffering from substance abuse-related problems to overcome their dependencies and to live healthy, happy and productive lives. Portage is a vital and progressive force in the drug addiction treatment field in North America, with service centres in Québec, New Brunswick, Ontario, and British Columbia. Through drug addiction treatment best practices and the therapeutic community approach, Portage helps residents develop their self-esteem, confidence, and the competencies necessary to overcome addiction. Portage has been operating drug rehabilitation centres in Canada for over 39 years. Portage Atlantic was established in 1996.
Read more about Portage’s mission, vision, and values.