Portage Ontario Spring Newsletter 2014
Portage Ontario

Portage Ontario’s Aftercare Program expands to further support graduates

 Aftercare groupsReintegrating back into mainstream society after residential therapy is one of the most challenging parts of the recovery process, as new values, behaviours, and attitudes are put to the test.  To help the youth who have completed the addiction rehabilitation program at Portage Elora to manage the stress of this phase, Portage Ontario has been expanding its Aftercare Program.
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Portage Ontario renews its agreement with the WWLHIN

WWLHINPortage is pleased to announce that its partnership with the Waterloo Wellington Local Health Integration Network (WWLHIN) has been renewed for another three years. Portage Ontario would like to sincerely thank the WWLHIN for their continued support, and commitment to our mission.

Another great Outward Bound canoe trip for the youth in treatment at Portage

Outward Bound CanoeOutward Bound programming at Portage Elora uses the metaphors that are found in nature to reinforce what the youth are learning throughout their drug rehabilitation therapy at Portage.
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Portage Corporate Video
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Portage Elora Spring Break 2014

Portage Elora residents help other youth understand the Power of Positive Choices

Portage Ontario residents stand up against bullying on Pink Shirt Day


May 25 – Toronto Star
Programs helped troubled teen find his way: Fresh Air Fund


Portage Olympics –  Aug. 11-14

Recovery Day, Ottawa – Sept. 6

Recovery Day, Toronto – Sept. 20

Recognition Ceremony – Sept. 28

Fresh Start – Fall 2014

Hit the Bricks – postponed until Spring 2015


“I learned not to be so hard on myself, everyone is going to make mistakes, and everyone is human. I learned to work on that level. I learned that I am worth it.” – Tyler, Portage Ontario graduate

Tyler’s story from addiction to recovery at Portage Elora

Portage EloraFor most of Tyler’s life, he was a “normal kid” and had never had any behavioural problems until the age of 14, when someone from high school introduced him to drugs and alcohol.  With plenty of drugs readily available in his area, it wasn’t long before Tyler became addicted, and Oxycontin was one of his drugs of choice for several years.
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Cornerstone 52 Foundation’s Abbamania event for Portage Ontario

Cornerstone AbbamaniaOn March 28, 2014, the music of Abba and The Bee Gees filled Roy Thomson Hall in Toronto for Cornerstone 52 Foundation’s Abbamania show, which raised funds and awareness for the Portage Ontario addiction rehabilitation program for youth.
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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 Ontario was established in 1985.


How Family Services empower loved ones to play an active role in the recovery process

Portage recognises its extraordinary volunteers during National Volunteer Week

Employee Recognition and New Staff Appointments Spring 2014


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Tel. 519-846-0945

For the Portage Ontario Board, campaign, events, and volunteer activities, please contact:

Jennifer Blunt
Director of Corporate Affairs and Development, Portage Ontario


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