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

Cocktail

18th Cocktail Reception: Another successful event for Portage

06-04-2019

Gathered in the Complexe Jules-Dallaire’s atrium bright setting, nearly 200 members of the national capital’s business community attended the 18th Edition of Portage’s Cocktail Reception on May 7th, a highly coveted event to round off our annual fundraising campaign. Guests were able to network in a friendly atmosphere complete with jazz music whilst contributing to… Read more »

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Pride and Emotion at the Inauguration of the MICA Program for Women

05-21-2019

It’s Monday May 6, 2019 and in Montreal, the Drug Rehabilitation Centre for Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) is a beehive of activity. Five female residents of the MICA Centre look on as the dining room undergoes a transformation in the lead-up to the official inauguration of one of Portage’s most unique programs. Today, the… Read more »

Table du Chef

The 6th Table du Chef at Café Ferreira

05-02-2019

The 6th Table du Chef was held at Café Ferreira on Tuesday, April 9th. The owner, Carlos Ferreira, once again generously opened his renowned kitchen to our guests to benefit Portage. The Portuguese-flavoured menu included cod croquettes with black garlic mayonnaise, yellowfin tuna crudo and octopus Bolognese Led by Chef Francesco Dili, a promising young… 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
  • André Chagnon, Vice President
  • Kimberly Miousse, Treasurer
  • Tricia L. Kuhl
  • Paul Côté
  • Michel Dallaire
  • Michel Décary
  • Rose-Mélanie Drivod
  • Stéphane Dufort
  • Jacques Duchesneau
  • Brian Evans
  • Jane Howlett
  • Nicole Bureau-Tobin
  • Russell King
  • Richard Legault
  • Todd Nishimura
  • Roderick C. Nolan
  • Dorothy Reitman
  • Georgia Tournas
  • Marcel Villeneuve
  • Ann Vroom
  • Harvey Yarosky
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