Habitations Communautaires Portage II

New supervised apartments for the graduates of Portage’s rehabilitation programs

HCP IIEven with the support of Portage’s social reintegration and aftercare services, the transition from the structured and secure environment at Portage to an autonomous lifestyle as a graduate can be a vulnerable and stressful period. In order to make it a bit easier, Portage is currently building Les Habitations Communautaires Portage II, a new supervised apartment building for the graduates of its drug addiction rehabilitation programs in the Montréal area. 
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Two milestone anniversaries for Portage’s youth programs in Québec 

Portage anniversary2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation program for francophone youth and the 15th anniversary of its program for anglophone youth, both of which are situated at the original Portage lac Écho campus in Prévost, Québec.
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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? Will other drugs eventually be legalised as well? Portage has been following the dossier closely.
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1 mars – Banc Public
Se libérer d’une dépendance

1 mars – Finance et investissement
Un philanthrope exemplaire

27 janvier – Journal le Nord
Quel est l’avenir des centres de désintoxication?

4 janvier – Radio-Canada
Mères sur le chemin de la sobriété

Nov. 25 – CJAD
Long road to recovery : National Addictions Awareness Week 

17 nov. – Radio-Canada
Les femmes toxicomanes sont moins portées à demander de l’aide que les hommes

Nov. 17 – MAtv
Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation programs profiled on MAtv

Nov. 1 – CTV News
Portage addiction rehab graduates honoured

Nov. 1 – The Gazette
Portage graduates are thankful for drug-treatment program


“Portage is the greatest gift I’ve ever given myself. The six months I spent there were rough, but it was so worth it. It’s still tough from time to time, but it’s just a question of choices and will. To be able to choose what you want and to live the life that you want. To be able to to make your reality a positive one.” 
– Laurence, Portage graduate

Women and addiction: The silent victims

Silent victimsDuring National Addictions Awareness Week, Portage put the spotlight on the challenges that women face with regards to getting help with drug addiction. Many women who suffer from drug or alcohol dependency have been victims of abuse, violence, or unhealthy relationships, and their drug use is often closely tied to these struggles. Women, and more particularly mothers, face discrimination, prejudice, and stigmatisation with regards to their drug problems, and often hesitate to ask for help as a consequence. 
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How to welcome an employee back to work after drug addiction rehabilitation

The workplace reintegration process for an employee who has completed a drug addiction rehabilitation program is far from straightforward, as employers and human resource representatives have many different elements to juggle. What can be done to make the person feel comfortable in order to once again become a productive employee? 

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Portage fundraising events  

March 23: Table du chef – Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, Québec City
Arpil 7Table du chef – Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth, Montréal 
April 19: Table du chef – Café Ferreira, Montréal 
May 1115th Cocktail dînatoire – Complexe Jules Dallaire, Québec
June 6: 22nd Omnium de Golf Québec – Club de golf de Beauce
June 13: 19th Portage Golf Open Montréal and 2nd Cyclosporting Tour – Club Laval-sur-le-Lac 
September 29: 13th Soirée des Grands Philanthropes – Tribute to Monique Leroux – Windsor Station, Montréal 


Help us raise awareness!

Follow @PortageCanada on Facebook and Twitter to help us spread the word about how our drug addiction rehabilitation centres are helping people 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 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


New scholarship program for youth in drug addiction treatment

Portage graduates give back for the Holidays

Businesses get involved in the cause

Active mothers at Portage’s Mother and Child centre

Students get involved in Portage’s mission 


Metamorphosis Day: Portage’s 43rd anniversary

Employee Recognition and New Staff Appointments Winter 2016 


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

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Communications Advisor

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