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Learn about Portage Québec's fundraising and awareness-building
activities, in support of Portage's drug rehabilitation treatment centres and the employment reintegration centres in Québec.

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 »

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Employees’ fundraising campaign: Portage’s family mobilized

04-30-2019

The 2018-2019 Edition of the Portage employees’ fundraising campaign, which calls on their generosity, has again been successful this year. Indeed, the campaign has helped Portage offer art therapy to the residents of the MICA program for women and a projector to the residents of the Mother and Child program, so they could spend some… Read more »

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Portage’s 20th Table du Chef at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac

03-29-2019

Portage’s Table du Chef was held on March 20th 2019 at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac and celebrated its 20th edition. This annual event helps raise funds for the Adolescent Rehabilitation Program in Saint-Malachie. Attendees of the event were invited inside the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac kitchens. Among those present were several influential members of… Read more »

Christmas Magic at Portage

01-24-2019

Thanks to several Portage Foundation partners, residents of the Portage rehabilitation centres received a wide array of Christmas presents during the 2018 Holiday Season.  Many thanks to Avaya, RBC, Fondation Carmand Normand, IBM Québec and Richard Mayrand for their great generosity. Avaya donates food baskets for families in Portage’s supervised apartments For a third consecutive… Read more »

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Portage and Bell Unite 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 »

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 »

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Sports and Rehabilitation: New Gym Equipment for Youth at the Portage Lac Écho Centre

10-23-2018

Last summer, the Lac Écho residential centre for youth got a new gym with the help of Serge Marchant, President of Saint-Denis Thompson, who set up the new space. With a generous $3,268 donation from Opération Enfant Soleil’s “Fonds Josée Lavigueur”, Portage has started to equip the gym. Since the young residents of the substance… Read more »

Soirée des GRands Philanthropes

$1,250,000 NET Given to Portage to Rebuild Lives

10-03-2018

The 15th Edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes, held on September 20, 2018, at Windsor Station’s Salle des pas perdus was another wonderful success. This year, the evening paid tribute to an exceptional couple: Isabelle Marcoux, Chair of the Board and François Olivier, President and CEO of TC Transcontinental. Outstanding Commitment Every year, a… Read more »

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Thirty youth discover the wonders of the Cirque du Soleil

08-09-2018

The Cirque du Soleil invited 30 youth from the Portage Centre at Lac Écho to attend their latest show Bazzar on July 20th this year in Montréal. As part of its community engagement, the Cirque du Soleil invites young people who receive services from community organizations working with at-risk youth to attend its new show… Read more »

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Educating and Conveying Values Through Judo

07-31-2018

The Portage Centre for adolescents in Saint-Malachie has been offering judo classes since 2014. Since then, more than 50 youth have discovered the martial art, which draws on physical abilities and moral values. “Judo’s moral code is universal” Diane Couture has introduced more than 1200 youth to judo since she started teaching the martial art… Read more »