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The 17th Edition of The Soirée des Grands Philanthropes: Sharing a Meal, Saving Lives

11-13-2020

The 17th edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes benefitting Portage was held on October 24, 2020. Due to Public Health directives, the winning formula of the annual event, which usually gathers together more than 700 distinguished members of the business community, had to be completely redesigned. So, this year, participants once again offered their… Read more »

Music Soothes the Soul

11-04-2020

It is a well-known fact that music is an effective therapy that allows a person to escape, open up, heal, and find themself. At the Lac Écho Portage Drug Rehabilitation Centre (Prévost), residents have access to an incredible music studio largely funded by the Simple Plan Foundation. An Integrated Music Program In addition to struggling… Read more »

The Users Committee of Montreal is Recruiting!

09-21-2020

The Users Committee of Montreal is recruiting amongst members of its support services within Portage’s entourage! Portage’s Users Committee of Montreal is seeking new members among participants of Portage’s family and friends support services who are interested in joining the committee and bringing their own experience. In order to gain an overall global view of… Read more »

Counsellors at the MICA Centre Share Quarantine With New Female Residents

06-17-2020

Three counsellors from the Mentally Ill Chemical Abusers (MICA) program for women shared their daily life with two new female residents who were quarantined due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The counsellors accompanied the residents as they embarked on their rehabilitation program while remaining in their supervised apartment for the duration of the quarantine period. Further… Read more »

Rehabilitation and Confinement: As Seen Through A Residential Centre for Adolescents

04-22-2020

As a result of the public health state of emergency announced by the Québec government in March 2020, Portage has implemented extraordinary measures in its rehabilitation centres. Visits and weekend outings have been suspended, and all residents are confined to the centre for health and safety reasons. We asked the young residents of the Saint-Malachie… Read more »

The “Maître de sa vie” Program Now Available to Youth

02-28-2020

In 2018, Portage launched an innovative intervention program for individuals with concurrent substance use and post-traumatic stress disorders. This addition to Portage’s constantly evolving rehabilitation services offering was made possible largely through the generous financial contribution of Hydro-Québec.

A Mural for the West Island Centre

02-03-2020

Young residents from the Lac Écho rehabilitation centre for Anglophone youth painted a mural for one of the classrooms at the West Island Centre in late December. Residents and teachers had the privilege of welcoming painter and muralist Yannick Picard who led the project.    Before the year-end holidays, teachers from the Sir-Wilfrid-Laurier schoolboard who… Read more »

Open House Day to Partners for Saint-Malachie’s 20 years

11-05-2019

On Friday, November 1st 2019, an Open House Day for partners took place at Portage’s Drug Addiction Rehabilitation Centre for Adolescents in Saint-Malachie. This event, organized for the centre’s 20th anniversary, was an opportunity to invite Portage partners to a meeting with the young residents in order to understand the importance and scope of the… Read more »

A resounding success for the 16th edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes!

11-04-2019

The 16th edition of the Soirée des Grands Philanthropes was held on September 26th in Montreal. A total of 700 guests were gathered to pay tribute to an exceptional man, Mr. Louis Audet, Executive Chairman of the Board of Cogeco. The Windsor Station’s Salle des pas perdus was transformed into an elegant, refined venue enhanced… Read more »

Saint-Malachie residents become actors in Saint-Gervais’ haunted village

10-31-2019

October 31st is a time to celebrate Halloween, but also a great opportunity for the adolescents of the Saint-Malachie residential rehabilitation centre to actively participate in the Saint-Gervais “haunted village” event. A haunted village in Chaudière-Appalaches The Saint-Gervais Haunted Village event has been a must for 3 years in the Bellechasse area. This year, a… Read more »