Portage Ontario Winter Newsletter 2016
 Portage Ontario Outward Bound 

A busy winter season for Portage Ontario’s Outward Bound program 

Camping during the winter months is not something that most people would consider, but every winter the youth in treatment at Portage Ontario’s drug addiction rehatbilitation centre have the opportunity to spend five days on an Outward Bound wilderness excursion.  Not only are these trips a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for many of the participants, they also reinforce the competencies learned in treatment. 

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National Addictions Awareness Week: Portage Ontario helps raise awareness about teen substance abuse 

Portage Elora Winter

During National Addictions Awareness Week, Portage Ontario joined health and addiction organisations across the country to help raise awareness about addiction, in particular among young people.

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Portage Ontario video
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Portage Elora makes the Holidays merry for the youth in treatment 


Awareness Lunch – Spring 2016


Metamorphosis Day: Portage’s 43rd anniversary

Employee Recognition and New Staff Appointments Winter 2016 

Portage testimonial

“I learned that before I came to Portage I was a people-pleaser. I wanted to be cool and accepted to fill a void. Now, I’ve learned that I don’t have to please everyone. I’m much happier now. I have hobbies. I’m taking an interest in music and I’m no longer wasting my life.” – Jacob, Portage resident 

Portage Ontario is pleased to welcome a new Director of Development 

Sourav Addy

On February 1, Portage welcomed Sourav Addy as Portage Ontario’s new Director of Development. Highly creative, Sourav brings ten years of non-profit operations and fundraising management experience to the team. Portage is excited to work with him to continue to build its profile in Ontario. On weekends, Sourav spends his time with his two young boys, exploring the Scarborough bluffs. 


Legalisation of marijuana: The perspective of those who have lived through addiction

The government of Canada has plans to legalise and regulate the recreational use of marijuana. Complex, multi-faceted, and controversial, the discussion around the legalisation of marijuana has triggered a lot of reaction and reflection. Will it better protect youth? Will usage increase? Will it trivialise the use of drugs? How will it be regulated? Will other drugs eventually be legalised as well? Portage has been following the dossier closely.

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Help us raise awareness!

Follow @PortageOntario on Facebook and Twitter to help us spread the word about how our drug addiction rehabilitation centre is helping Ontario youth turn their lives around.


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 the self-esteem, confidence, and the competencies necessary to overcome their drug addiction problems. For more information click here.

Portage Ontario was established in 1985.



For admissions information:
Tel. 519-846-0945

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

Sourav Addy
Director of Development
Portage Ontario


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