Understanding addiction: A crisis in our community

Umbrella is pleased to invite you to be a part of a community conversation that will
address and deconstruct the many facts and fictions about addiction.

During the five sessions, we will be challenged while we learn, discuss and share about
a range of topics, including our belief systems, the cause of addiction, community
impact, harm reduction, impact on family, recovery, and what we can do collectively to
address this crisis.

This is our second time running this series that is designed for adults who want to learn
facts and dispel myths, break down the stigma of addiction, network with other
engaged community members and be a part of the addiction solution. Feedback from
our pilot project was very positive with participants citing an increase in connection,
knowledge, resources and community.


These workshops are free of charge and will run bi-weekly from April 10 to
June 5 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Meals will be provided. Each session will take place
at a relevant addiction resource located in our community with expert speakers, a
person with lived experience and our two skilled facilitators.

This is a unique opportunity to educate yourself, share your learnings, meet new people
and help cultivate change in our community. These sessions have a participant capacity
of fifteen, and we ask that participants register early and commit to all five sessions.

For more information, or to register, please www.umbrellasociety.ca or contact our
office at either [email protected] or 250-380-0595. You can also register online.