Portage Ontario Fall Newsletter 2015
 Portage Ontario Recognition Ceremony 2015 2 

Ontario youth celebrate freedom from addiction 

Thirty-seven teenagers from across the province assembled in Elora on September 27 to celebrate the healthy lifestyle they are now living after having completed a residential drug rehabilitation program at Portage. Read more…

30 years helping Ontario youth overcome drug addiction at Portage Elora

Portage Elora 2This year marks thirty years that Portage’s drug treatment centre in Elora has been helping youth and families to develop the necessary tools and confidence to take back control of their lives.  Read more…


Portage Ontario video
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Portage Ontario celebrates Recovery Day

Portage Elora youth cultivate their garden

Outward Bound trips help residents build confidence


Oct. 2 – Wellington Advertiser
Portage Ontario celebrates 30 years helping Ontario youth overcome drug addiction

Road to recovery 2

“Portage has changed my life in unfathomable ways… I have regained family relationships, become more responsible, and am living the life I always wanted to.” – Roxana, Portage Ontario graduate

Ready to Build Carpentry Program for Portage graduates 

Ready to Build 2In June 2015, a group of Portage Elora residents began the Ready to Build program, a ten week Pre-Apprenticeship Carpentry Training Program, followed by an eight week work placement, designed to provide youth with the skills and training to prepare for a career in the construction industry.  Read more…

Fall behind in school while in treatment? Not at Portage!

Portage Academy 2Helping youth get their education back on track is an important component of Portage’s addiction rehabilitation program. All Portage centres for adolescents offer mandatory on-site high school programming recognised by local school boards and adapted to the needs of the residents.
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New infographic: 10 warning signs that an adolescent may be abusing drugs 

Adolescence is a time of life when teenagers seek independence and when they want more than ever to be accepted by their peers. While this is perfectly normal, as parents, we often wonder what types of behaviours we need to question as possible indicators that our child is misusing or abusing drugs. Read more…


Help us raise awareness!

We’re planning a special online awareness campaign at the end of November. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get the info and help us spread the word!

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, and Ontario, Portage helps clients to develop their self-esteem, confidence, and the competencies necessary to overcome addiction. For more information, click here.

 Portage Ontario was established in 1985.


National Addictions Awareness Week – Nov. 15-21

Fresh Start Dinner and Auction – Spring 2016


Teamwork and physical activity help youth overcome drug addiction

Employee Recognition and New Staff Appointments Fall 2015 

Annual General Meeting and Governor Recognition 2015


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Johanna Robinson
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Portage Ontario


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