Portage Québec Winter Newsletter 2017
Portage Montreal Recognition Ceremony

286 Portage graduates recognised for having overcome drug addiction 

Surrounded by their family members and peers, the graduates of Portage’s various drug addiction rehabilitation programs in Québec were recognised this past fall at Portage’s Recognition Ceremonies in Québec City and Montréal for the new positive lifestyle that they have committed themselves to.
Read more – Montréal Region
Read more – Québec City Region (FR) 


$1.25 million raised for addiction rehab at La Soirée des Grands Philanthropes

Soiree des Grands PhilanthropesThe seven hundred guests that attended Portage’s annual benefit evening, La Soirée des Grands Philanthropes, this past fall helped make an important financial contribution to Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation centres. Every year for the past thirteen years, this event of great renown has honoured a different Québec business person. For the first time in its history, the 2016 event paid tribute to a woman: Monique Leroux, President of Mouvement Desjardins from 2008 to 2016 and President of l’Alliance coopérative internationale.
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Portage offering three new service points in Québec City 

Service points in Québec CityIn order to facilitate access to Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation services, Portage representatives will now be on hand twice a month at three of its partner organisations’ centres in the Capitale Nationale area. This collaboration will not only help Portage to get closer to a greater population of potential clients in need, but it will also facilitate the follow-up process for Portage graduates who are in the aftercare phase of their treatment.
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Portage graduates start a new life at Les Habitations Communautaires Portage II 

Habitations Communautaires Portage IILes Habitations Communautaires Portage II, a brand new thirty-unit apartment building created to provide graduates of Portage’s drug addiction rehabilitation programs with access to supervised apartments following treatment, welcomed its first tenants this past fall. The building is now at complete occupancy, filled with a community of individuals full of hope for a healthy, happy, and productive future.
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Dec. 29 – Radio-Canada

Toxicomanie : le centre Portage ouvre trois nouveaux points de service à Québec 

Dec. 22 – La Voix du Sud

Les drogues évoluent au rythme des générations  

Nov. 23 – Journal de Montréal

Achat de drogue par internet : 25 fois plus qu’en 2000

Nov. 19 – En Beauce

Portage et les adolescents beaucerons : grandir dans les difficultés

Nov. 7 – CTV News
Portage graduates celebrate sobriety with ceremony at Place Des Arts

Nov. 7 – Journal de Montréal

Un nouveau chapitre pour d’anciens toxicomanes

Nov. 4 – Journal En Beauce

Hervé Pomerleau fait preuve d’une grande générosité envers Portage à l’occasion du lancement de son livre 

Oct. 26 – La Voix du Sud

Portage Saint-Malachie: 22 adolescents ont vaincu leur dépendance


Bell Let’s Talk initiative supports Portage once again in 2017

Portage highlights Hooked on School Days 2017

Des ateliers d'infographie proposés aux usagers du centre de réadaptation de Portage à Saint-Malachie

La campagne « RE » reprend de plus belle 

Des paniers de Noël pour les mamans 

Campagne des employés de Portage



“Drug abuse is a symptom, but the real problem stems from your feelings. It’s your feelings that push you to use drugs, so if you don’t manage them and take care of them, you’re at risk.”  
– Gabriel, Portage graduate

Equipping the children at the Mother and Child centre to better manage stress

Mother and ChildPortage’s Mother and Child Program recognises that a parent’s issues with drug addiction can put a stressful burden on a child, which may affect his health, development, and relationships. In order to do more for the well-being of the family unit, the counsellors and specialised child care educators at the Mother and Child centre will soon be following an intensive training on stress management for preschool-aged children.
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Special program at Québec City Day Centre focuses on traumas effect on addiction

Portage QuebecFor many clients in treatment at Portage, substance abuse has often been seen as a way to ease the suffering caused by significant traumatic experiences that they have had to deal with in the past. Portage’s Québec City Day Centre provides a special program specifically for clients who present symptoms related to physical, psychological, and sexual abuse.
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Hervé Pomerleau links up with Portage to help youth rebuild their lives

Herve PomerleauA cause that he holds dear to his heart, Hervé Pomerleau has been a fervent supporter of Portage for more than twenty years. With the recent launch of his book Hervé Pomerleau, bâtisseur du Québec moderne, Mr.Pomerleau encouraged his readers to donate to Portage’s youth drug addiction rehabilitation centres in Québec.
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Help us raise awareness!

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About Portage

Portage is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping people overcome their dependencies in order to be able to live healthy, happy, and productive lives. With service centres in Québec, New Brunswick, and Ontario, Portage helps clients to develop their self-esteem, confidence, and the competencies necessary to overcome addiction. Portage has been operating drug rehabilitation centres in Canada since 1973. For more information, click here


Table du chef – Fairmont Le Château Frontenac – Mar. 22 

Cocktail dînatoire – Complexe Jules Dallaire – May 3

23e Omnium de Golf – Sainte-Marie de Beauce – Jun. 5 

20e Omnium de Golf et Vélo – Club Laval-sur-le-Lac – Jun. 12 

14th Soirée des Grands Philanthropes – To be confirmed


Metamorphosis Day – Portage celebrates its 44th anniversary

Portage’s drug rehabilitation centres prepare for Accreditation Canada visit

Purchasing drugs online: a reality that has become more and more accessible


For more information about fundraising activities:
Colette Taylor
Philanthropic Development
514-939-0202, ext. 123

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