Random Acts of Kindness Day

The Victoria Foundation is promoting their annual Random Acts of Kindness Week. What used to be a day, is now a week, and we couldn't be more thrilled. The staff have been making sure they are doing additional acts of kindness this week and people are feeling good. Tod...

Podcast Season 2/E8 – Bill

In this episode, Blake sits down with Bill, the enigmatic facilitator of the Intensive Journaling program offered at Umbrella. Bill shares the profound impact that the Intensive Journaling process had on him and how he has adapted the program to meet the needs of individu...

Co-Dependency Group

Umbrella is pleased to offer another round of Co-Dependency groups to those who struggle with co-dependency behaviours. Starting in March and by registration only, Registered Clinical Counsellor Valerie MacNeil will provide support and strategies for the group participa...

Thank you Courtnall Society

Umbrella is incredibly grateful to be a grant recipient from the Courtnall Society again this year. Bruce and Cassie came to Umbrella's office to present Jake with the funds. We were told to apply the funds to the area of most need, and because Umbrella is ramping up ou...

Thank you Times Colonist

Yesterday, Ian from the Sovereign Order of St John delivered a generous check, on behalf of the Sovereign Order and the Times Colonist to Evan at Umbrella. These funds will be used to offset the rising costs of food at our recovery houses, which allows us to continue to ...

Our Anawim Tree

Every year Anawim generously donates a Christmas tree to Foundation House, and this we got this beauty. Sharlene and Evan headed down to Anawim to meet up with Terry and pick the perfect tree. It isn't Christmas at our houses without Anawim! Thank you!!

Dinner on a Dime

The costs of living have become extremely hard to manage for much of our community; these everyday challenges are typically experienced much more severely at supportive housing sites across the region. In response to these pressures, Umbrella Society’s Sean and Josh felt...

BCNPHA Conference

Umbrella Society Recovery Housing Manager Zack recently attended BC Non-Profit Housing Association’s (BCNPHA) Housing Central Conference in Vancouver BC. This annual Housing Central Conference, delivered in partnership with the Aboriginal Housing Management Association a...

Issues of Substance Conference

Last week Umbrella was pleased to be represented at the Issues of Substance conference in Vancouver by Evan, Rebecca, Lance and Logan. The Issues of Substance conference brings together diverse partners to share experiences with substance use, new research, best practice...

We are 23!!!

It was November 20, 2023 when Umbrella was founded. Starting with our outreach program, it was one person in recovery helping another person with their own recovery journey. Today, Umbrella has grown and we support thousands of people per year through a number of progra...