Portage Québec Winter 2014 Newsletter
Portage Accreditation Canada

Accreditation Canada accredits Portage with Exemplary Standing

Accreditation CanadaPortage is very proud to announce that its accreditation standing with Accreditation Canada has been increased to that of Exemplary Standing, as of December 10, 2013.  Accreditation Canada, an external competent authority, has recognised Portage’s dedication to continuously improving the quality of our services and ensuring the safety of our clients.
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Portage celebrates its 41st anniversary!

Portage lac ÉchoFebruary 14, 2014 marked the 41st anniversary since the first Portage centre in Prévost opened its doors to its first group of residents, who were looking to overcome their addiction issues and take back control of their lives. Since then, Portage’s rehabilitation services have expanded to respond to the needs of people with substance abuse issues across Québec, in Atlantic Canada, Ontario, and British Columbia.
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The MICA Program’s new structure is helping more people seek the help they need

 In February 2012, Portage’s Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) Program underwent a restructuring, with the aim to eliminate the waiting list, facilitate the orientation process, and increase the program’s efficiency. Now, two years later, the value of the new structure is apparent. Residents are able to complete the different phases of their residential program more quickly and as a result, more clients are being treated at the MICA Program on a yearly basis.
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Bell Let’s Talk Day supports Portage once again in 2014

A visit to the National Assembly during National Addictions Awareness Week

Portage residents take part in a smoking prevention activity

Montréal Employee Recognition Ceremony 2013


Rendez-vous au Château – Fairmont Le Château Frontenac – March 19, 2014

Table du chef – Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth –  April 10, 2014

Table du chef – Ferreira Café – April 15, 2014

Québec City Reception – April 16, 2014

20th Portage Golf Tournament (Québec City) – June 2, 2014

17th Portage Golf Tournament (Montréal) – June 9, 2014


Portage Québec finissant Valin

“I don’t feel like I have to hide anymore,” explains a Portage-Québec graduate and beneficiary of the Valin Confection Project. “It’s a feeling of freedom, pride, and accomplishment,” states another.

Valin Confection’s moving advertising campaign helps Portage clients succeed

Portage Québec ValinValin Confection, a Québec City designer, invited a few Portage-Québec clients into their shop and tailor-made each of them a new suit, so that they could feel confident and make a good impression at their upcoming job interviews. Portage’s centre in Québec City provides an external drug addiction rehabilitation program for adults, as well as an employment training program. Clients often participate in both programs one after the other, in order to prepare themselves to return to the workforce and once again become active members of society.
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The Day Centre for the Adult Program has opened its doors once again in Montréal

Portage MontrealSince October 2013, all those who are on the waiting list for Portage’s residential drug addiction rehabilitation program for adults at lac Écho are benefiting from support and preparation services at Portage’s Day Centre in Montréal.  
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New video: Mother and Child Program

Portage Mother and Child videoA graduate and staff members of the Mother and Child rehabilitation program explain how Portage helps pregnant women and mothers with young children to overcome their drug addiction issues and take back control of their lives.
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National Addictions Awareness Week

During National Addictions Awareness Week, which took place from November 18 to 24, 2013, Portage created awareness about the co-occurrence of mental health problems and substance abuse.  According to the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health, 30 percent of people with a mental illness will develop a substance abuse problem in their lifetime and 53 percent of people who abuse drugs will develop a mental illness.
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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.  Portage has been operating drug rehabilitation centres in Canada since 1973.  For more information, click here.


Nov. 6 2013 – Infopresse
L’habit ne fait pas le moine, sauf que…

Oct. 31 2013 – Midi libre
Reportage sur MIRE

Oct. 29 2013 – Courrier Frontenac
Portage m’a sauvé la vie


Aftercare: Working to better leverage community services to respond to client needs

Employee Recognition and New Staff Appointments

Annual General Meeting and Governor Recognition 2013


For more information about fundraising activities:
Colette Taylor
Senior Director,
514-939-0202, ext. 123

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Communications Coordinator

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