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