Portage Quebec Fall 2012
Portage - Fete de la reconnaissance 2012-1

Congratulations to our 2012 gradutes for having taken on addiction at Portage

Portage - Fete de la reconnaissance 2012-3After months in treatment and often years of drug and alcohol abuse, this year’s graduates celebrated their victory over addiction at Portage’s annual Recognition Ceremonies, which took place on September 30 in Montréal, and on October 21 in Québec City.  The graduates’ family members, friends, staff members and Portage partners congratulated the graduates with thunderous applause for all that they have accomplished during their stay at Portage and for their determination “never to live in the shadows again”.
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$1,000,000 raised for Portage at the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes

Portage - Soiree des Grands Philanthropes 2012The Soirée des Grands Philanthropes tribute evening to Laurent Beaudoin, held on September 20 in the Windsor Station’s Salle des pas perdus, was a great success. Portage would like to thank the co-chairs of the evening, Mr. Jean-Guy Desjardins, Chairman, CEO, and Chief Investment Officer of Fiera Capital and Mr. Marcel Dutil, Chairman of Groupe Canam, as well as all the members of the honourary committee: André Chagnon, Marcel Côté, André Imbeau, John Paul Macdonald, François Olivier, Peter A. Howlett, Colette Taylor.

Portage celebrates Drug Awareness Week 2012

Part of Portage’s mission is to create more awareness that there are viable and effective treatment options to address the overwhelming social problem of substance abuse.  This year, during Drug Awareness Week from November 18 to 24, Portage will be focusing on the growing trend of prescription drug abuse, which has been taking a devastating toll on many lives. If you work at a school or a community organisation and would like to have Portage speak to your group about the Portage substance abuse rehabilitation program, or if you would like to come visit one of the Portage centres in Québec during Drug Awareness Week, please contact Catherine Fisette, Director of Government and Commununity Relations, at 514-939-0202 or at cfisette@portage.ca.


Portage’s upcoming 40th anniversary
The Portage organisation is looking forward to celebrating its forty years of existence this winter.  All Portage centres across Canada will look back over the past forty years of history since the first centre was opened in Québec in 1973, to celebrate how the organisation has grown and evolved over the years, as well as the tens of thousands of people that it has helped to overcome addiction and become productive members of society.

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Portage presentations at the AITQ conference

Portage residents walk for mental health

Portage Prévost residents meet the electoral candidates in their riding

The annual Portage Olympics

Emotional Intelligence training for the MIRE staff team


18 octobre 2012 – Une pilule une petite granule
La toxicomanie et la santé mentale Écouter

22 octobre 2012 – Le Soleil
Portage: sortir du cercle vicieux de la toxicomanie – Lire

21 octobre 2012 – Le journal de Québec
Au secours de toxicomanes Lire

15 août 2012 – La voix du sud
Portage table sur les olympiades comme outil thérapeutique et de socialisation Lire


Portage - Crois en toi

“Today, I stand up for my values and beliefs that I rediscovered while at Portage. In learning to respect myself, my family and friends have learned to trust me again, because now when I say that I’m going to do something, I do it. I have also learned how to say no and to take responsibility for my decisions.  I sometimes make mistakes, but I admit to them and I continue to move forward.” – Rémi, graduate of Portage Québec’s drug rehabilitation and employment reintegration programs

Portage’s Employment Reintegration Centre celebrates its 25th birthday!

Portage Quebec - Programme de formation emploiSince it was established in 1987, Portage’s Employment Reintegration Centre in Québec City has been helping people who have had problems with drugs, alcohol, and gambling to reintegrate into society and find meaningful employment. After twenty-five years of service, the program, which is funded by Emploi-Québec and provided free-of-charge to participants, has helped equip over 7,000 people with the skills and confidence they need to reintegrate into the workforce.
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Zoom Media helps Portage reach out to those in need

Rebuild your self-esteem - PortagePortage would like to thank Zoom Media for graciously providing advertising space within its network in Québec for Portage’s new awareness campaign: REdiscover, REbuild, REawaken, which was developed courtesy of HOP Comportement de marque.
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Portage Canada
Family Services

Portage Family ServicesAn essential element of Portage’s rehabilitation treatment programs are the services it offers to residents’ family members. Provided through group meetings and individual support, these services help parents understand and manage the issues created by a drug-dependent family member.
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Employee Recognition

Portage is pleased to celebrate the milestone anniversaries of forty of its employees this fall, who are celebrating five, ten, fifteen, twenty, and even twenty-five years of service.

About Portage

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.

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For more information or to participate in our activities, please contact:

Colette Taylor
Senior Director,
514-939-0202, ext. 123

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Courtney Mullins
Communications Coordinator

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