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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.

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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 »

Pay it forward

03-05-2018

For the third year in a row, graduates of the Portage drug-abuse rehabilitation program got together over the Holidays to Pay it forward. On December 2, 2017, the former Portage residents held a spaghetti supper fundraiser to buy Christmas presents for youth who are currently in treatment at Portage and help adult residents give presents… Read more »

A heartwarming initiative

03-05-2018

On December 20th, Christmas baskets were distributed to mothers and children living in Portage’s supervised apartments. Avaya employees raised $2520 on their own initiative to help these families enjoy a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.   With their contagious energy and heartwarming sense of sharing, Stéphane, Jean-Pierre, Pierre and Rosanna headed out to… Read more »

$1,125,000 Net Raised to Help Portage Rebuild Lives

12-20-2017

On September 27th, the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes paid tribute to Mr. Daniel Lamarre, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Cirque du Soleil, for his remarkable contribution to the community. Surrounded by his loved ones, colleagues and several well-known members of the business community, Mr. Lamarre was honoured during a splendid evening with a… Read more »

Making reading a priority

12-20-2017

Since May 16th this year, the young residents of Portage’s program for francophone adolescents at Lac Écho have had a space set aside for reading. Through the PREL (Partenaire pour la réussite éducative dans les Laurentides), the Consortium Jeunesse MRC des Laurentides and the Commission scolaire des Laurentides, the Lac Écho drug rehabilitation centre received… Read more »