Recovery Capital Conference

Umbrella's Lesley and Angela were able to attend the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada in New Westminster on September 6 & 7. They both have said this was an incredible conference, with a lot of great new ideas and new ways of thinking. The conference introduced u...

Driftwood Newspaper

The team at Umbrella were thrilled to see this great article about our awesome Lesley and the good work she has started over on Saltspring Island. Lesley has done a terrific job building connections, meeting local resources and already has some new clients on Saltspring!...

New staff, new photos

It was time to update our team photos again, so we arranged the talented Erin Ruff, from Erinruffphotography.com to capture our awesome team. If you are looking for a great photographer that is easy to work with and takes amazing shots, we happily recommend Erin! We als...

Overdose Awareness Day

Today was Overdose Awareness Day. Hundreds of people gathered in Centennial Square to learn about resources, make new connections and remember those we have lost to overdose. Chris and Lesley from Umbrella were manning the Umbrella table, and despite it being a bit wind...

Congratulations Gordon

Umbrella's Founder, Gordon Harper, recently celebrated 30 years of sobriety. Without his dedication to his own recovery, Umbrella would not be here today. We are so proud of Gordon and grateful for all he has done and continues to do for the recovery community.

Compassion Fatigue

Last week our team welcomed Kristen, from the Mobile Response Team, to our staff meeting talk about self care and compassion fatigue. Our team, like so many in the community, has been impacted by the overdose crisis, and the loss often feels overwhelming. We all felt li...

Royals Season Tickets

Once again, Umbrella is excited to support our Victoria Royals hockey team this upcoming season. The residents from both Foundation House and Cooper House are looking forward to cheering on the Royals at all their home games. The collaborations with our local hockey org...

Overdose Awareness Day

On Wednesday, August 29 from 4-7pm,  please join Umbrella and many others in our community at Centennial Square, for International Overdose Awareness Day. There will be information tables, resources, Naloxone training and kits, memorial activities and a candlelight vig...

Umbrella and The Habs

We are really, really excited! On February 10, 2019, the Montreal Canadiens alumni are playing a charity hockey game with all funds going to Umbrella. There are so many exciting details we are working on, but we promise a fun day of hockey, community, food and Umbrella....

Doggy updates!

Lyca and TJ updates. Two of our supportive recovery houses for men have also become home to two, very sweet, rescue dogs. Lyca, living at Foundation House continues to greet everyone each time the door to the house opens ... and that door opens a lot! She loves all the...