Addictions Foundation

Shared Health Mental Health & Addictions

In April of 2022, the Addictions Foundation of Manitoba transitioned into Shared Health Addictions & Mental Health. While AFM no longer exists, school-based services will continue within the transition into Shared Health.
The Portage la Prairie School Division is partnered with Shared Health Addictions & Mental Health to provide school-based counselling services for students at Portage Collegiate Institute. The goals of the partnership are:

  • To encourage the early identification and referral of students experiencing problems related to their substance use or gambling involvement
  • To prevent students from becoming harmfully involved in alcohol/other drugs or gambling
  • To assist and support students and families affected by the substance use or gambling involvement of people close to them.

Shared Health Rehabilitation Counsellors

Betty Ryzner-Madsen, B.S.W.,
Betty is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30am-4:30pm and alternate Fridays. Betty has been with PCI since 2019. 

Emily Preun, RPN/ B.Sc.P.N.,
Emily is available on Mondays and Wednesdays from 8:30am-4:30pm and alternate Fridays. Emily started at PCI as an Addictions Counsellor in January of 2022.

Services Offered:

  • Assessments, prevention education and counselling services for students related to substance use or gambling
  • Classroom presentations
  • Clinical support for those affected by someone else’s substance use or gambling
  • Parent support in talking to your child about substances
  • Assistance in accessing resources related to cutting down or quitting substance use and gambling

Division Notice

Trustee By-Election for Ward 3

The Portage la Prairie School Division is in search of someone to fill a School Trustee position in Ward 3 via a by-election.

Nomination begins August 7, 2024 and election day is September 18, 2024.

Individuals interested in standing for Trustee can find further details regarding ward boundaries, geographical location, requirements, and the process at this link.

Ward 3 Trustee By-Election Information