Lyca Update

  It's been awhile since we updated about Lyca, Foundation House's resident greeter and professional couch warmer. Even though the colder weather has done nothing to dampen Lyca's love for walks and runs, she's finding time at home to curl up with a cozy blanket and a f...

Join our team

Umbrella is hiring! If you are interested in joining our awesome team, check out the posting and get in touch! https://www.umbrellasociety.ca/employment-opportunities/

Staff Anniversaries – January

We love our staff and we always try to find ways to showcase their amazingness. In January, we celebrated two staff anniversaries. Amy joined our team January 2, 2018 and Bruce joined us January 28, 2019. Amy who started with our ICM Team, has been sharing her time be...

Vision Board Dream Building Group

A vision board is tool to help you visualize your recovery dreams and goals.  It is a collage of pictures, words, phrases, colours, fabrics and anything else that can be used to represent your recovery vision on a board.  It may include affirmations, inspirational words...

Behavioural Addiction Group

Umbrella's Behavioural Addiction Group is here to support people with various addictions beyond substance use. Beginning on Thursday February 4th at 7pm, these weekly meetings will be a mixture of education, peer support and practical coping strategies. Umbrella is excit...

Support for Couples

Umbrella is excited to share the opportunity to access couples counselling. Addiction and recovery can have a huge impact on relationships with partners. Kat, one of our practicum counsellors, would love to help you get some support to learn key strategies for communi...

Thank you Cait

“Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.” – Charlie Brown Today we have the tough job of saying goodbye to Cait. Cait has been an incredible team member for three and a half years. During that time she has worked just about everywhere, from the SAMI team (now ICMT),...

January Groups

2021 is starting strong with all our group offerings! Monday is our Anxiety group. Tuesday is both our Rainbow Group and our Gratitude Group. Wednesday is SMART Recovery. Thursday will be our Process Addiction Group, starting soon. Friday is our weekly check-in gro...

New Years Eve Delivery

We wanted to do something special for the guys at Foundation House this year. Like everyone, they had to change their plans of seeing family and friends over the holidays, and we haven't permitted visitors in quite some time. It can be fun to live with eleven other guy...

Foundation House Feast

The community sure steps up during the holidays, and we are so grateful. John and his wife Sheri, dropped off turkey dinner and all the fixings!! The boys at Foundation House are going to eat well on Christmas! Thank you John and Sheri for thinking of our guys.