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We can help to improve community understanding

Helping to increase awareness and understanding about addictions and mental health issues is one of Umbrella’s primary goals. Fully eleven percent of Canadians will have a problematic relationship with substances in their lifetime, yet many in our society have little understanding about this hidden epidemic.

Umbrella regularly provides educational presentations throughout the community.  We tell our own stories of addiction and recovery, and combine these topics with ‘best practice’ understanding gleaned from current research on the subject.  By describing the impact that these issues have on individuals and families, and by illustrating common-sense solutions, we hope to enlighten all members of our community and empower them to become agents for change.

If you’d like to have a no-cost presentation delivered to your community group, service organization, or workplace, just ask.