Our office is ONE!

On July 1, 2019 Umbrella moved to our own office space and we have never looked back. This past year has been one of enormous growth and of change, not just moving from Quadra Village Community Centre to Burnside Gorge area, but our team, our programs, our services and...

Congratulations Liz!

We could not be more proud of our most recent practicum student, Liz. She has finished her practicum with flying colors, and even ahead of schedule! We are so grateful for the support and insight she has shared with Umbrella's clients during her time here. Her impact has...

2020 AGM

Tonight was Umbrella's 2020 AGM. Since this was our 20th year, we wanted to have a big splash and celebrate Umbrella. Instead, we held our AGM via ZOOM. It wasn't how we planned it, but it was wonderful. It was so great to see friendly faces who share our success, a...

ZOOM Board Meetings

Last night, Umbrella held our monthly board meeting via ZOOM. We had to cancel April's board meeting due to the uncertainty of the COVID situation, so it had been awhile since we met. Our board is a critical resource for the ED and they are a group of warm, caring and c...

Dean

On May 6th 2019, Umbrella was lucky to have Dean join us for his practicum. We didn't know at the time what a gift had been shared with us. During his practicum, Dean provided incredibly important counseling support for many Umbrella clients. He also participated in our ...

The Umbrella Experience: A daily check in

Coffee. Conversation. Connection. Umbrella is pleased to offer a daily check in group for anyone wanting connection and conversation. During the COVID 19 pandemic, we will be offering this experience via ZOOM and participants will need to supply their own coffee! A...

Happy 2 Years Scott

It is a BIG day at Foundation House today! Scott, one of our awesome residents, is celebrating his 2 year of sobriety today. His journey has not been easy but he has persevered, stayed focused and stayed true to his path of recovery. Now we just need to work on his toi...

Umbrella Support Group

To help individuals, and their loved ones, stay connected and receive supports, Umbrella is pleased to offer on online support group starting Monday April 6th 2020. This support group will run every week day (except holidays) from 1-2pm, with two Umbrella team members c...

It’s been 5 great years…

April 1 is a very special day at Umbrella. This marks the day that Umbrella took over the operations of Foundation House from Vancouver Island Addiction Recovery Society in 2015. We are limited with how we can celebrate this wonderful day due to COVID 19, so Umbrella pi...

SMART Recovery Online

Umbrella is excited to share that our regular Wednesday SMART Recovery meeting will be held online. Umbrella is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: SMART Recovery Time: Wednesday from noon - 1:30pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://smartrecovery.zoom.us/j/148...