Portage Quebec

Drug Addiction and Employment Reintegration Programs in Quebec

Portage Quebec

Since its first centre was opened in 1973, Portage has helped tens of thousands of people to take back control of their lives with its specialised drug addiction rehabilitation programs in Quebec.

In the therapeutic community environment, residents work through the underlying issues that caused their substance abuse and develop a set of social competencies that will help them deal with the challenges of everyday life without resorting to drug abuse. They develop the self-esteem and confidence to go on to lead healthy, productive, drug-free lives.

Programs

Adolescent Program

Anglophone youth 14-18 years

Adult Program

Day program for adults

Adolescent Program

Francophone youth 14-18 years – Western Quebec

Mother & Child Program

For pregnant women and mothers with young children

Adolescent Program

Francophone youth 14-18 years – Eastern Quebec

Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers Program

For men with mental illness

Adult Program

Residential program for adults

Testimonials

“We’ve all suffered in our past; we were lost and didn’t have the slightest clue how to even be happy. It’s as though the events in our lives were given to us as puzzle pieces to reach our goals. But none of the pieces ever fit together no matter how hard we tried. Our puzzle pieces may not have fit before but being here we have found that every one of us has a piece of that puzzle in him. And we’ve completed the first step to reaching our happiness.” –Luna 

"My life really changed with respect to my relationship with my son.  I feel more valued, I feel a lot closer to him.  I have more confidence in myself, in my role as a mother, and I feel less guilty." - Maude

"The most important transformation that I underwent at Portage was to increase my self-confidence and to learn how to manage my emotions. Before I went to Portage, I managed my emotions with drugs. Now, I can deal with everyday situations much better that I used to - I can face these situations. I'm working to become an engineer." - Miguel

“Once you make the decision that drugs are no longer the solution for managing the ups and downs of everyday life – yes the ups as well as the downs, because happiness is sometimes just as hard to manage as sadness – you have to re-evaluate your social surroundings and cut the negative ties that you had, at one point, thought were your security. We have learned to choose honesty over manipulation, truth over lies, and self-respect over running away.” - Jean-François

Portage Québec News

Portage and Bell United in their Efforts to Overcome Mental Illness and Addiction

11-20-2018

Portage was invited to give a presentation on its services at Bell headquarters on Wednesday October 3, 2018 as part of Mental Illness Awareness Week. Entitled Taking back control: overcoming mental illness and addiction, the presentation focused on Portage’s MICA (mentally ill chemical abusers) program for men and its new program for women. Antonio Maturo,… Read more »

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Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation Donates $8,120

11-16-2018

Thanks to an $8,120 donation from the Montreal Canadiens Children’s Foundation last May, Portage was able to buy new hockey equipment for its Lac Écho residential centre for youth in Prévost, Québec. Portage bought the new hockey gear to replace worn-out equipment and ensure the safety of the centre’s young residents. With the Foundation’s generous… Read more »

An Evening at the Theatre for Lac Écho Residents

11-09-2018

Four female residents and two counsellors from the Lac Écho Program for Adults attended a showing of the play « Of Mice and Men » on Tuesday November 6th thanks to a special invitation from Hydro-Québec. Through Hydro’s sponsorship, the Théâtre Duceppe launched a new program in August of this year to make the theatre more accessible… Read more »

Portage Québec Foundation

Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation programs in Québec are financed in part by the Portage Foundation, which raises funds through individual and corporate donations as well as fundraising activities.

Portage’s Board of Trustees

Generously offering their time, the members of Portage's Board of Trustees oversee the proper functioning of the organisation. Many of them sit on various committees that support clinical and administrative programs.

  • Peter A. Howlett, President and Secretary
  • André Chagnon, Vice President
  • Ted DiGiorgio, Treasurer
  • Peter Caven
  • Paul Côté
  • Jean Coutu
  • Michel Dallaire
  • Michel Décary
  • Jacques Duchesneau
  • Brian Evans
  • Laurent Giguère
  • Russell King
  • Tricia L. Kuhl
  • Richard Legault
  • Roderick C. Nolan
  • Dorothy Reitman
  • Harriet Stairs
  • Marcel Villeneuve
  • Ann Vroom
  • Harvey Yarosky
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