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. Lesley at Umbrella is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: SMART Recovery Time: Wednesday from noon - 1:30pm. Join Zoom Meeting https://smartrecovery.zoo...

Umbrella and COVID 19

How Umbrella is managing with the COVID 19 pandemic During these uncertain times with social distancing, self-isolating and staying healthy, the Umbrella team is still working hard, we have just made some changes on how we are working. For our clients, we are still pr...

Team Fun

Today, instead of our usual afternoon staff meeting the team met at Soap for Hope to volunteer. We helped shave soap, funnel shampoo, conditioner and body lotion into jugs, and we cut labels for soap packets. It was a great way to work together as a team doing something...

Meet the AMCS/ER Team

On "Meet the Team Tuesday", we wanted to highlight the great work Lesley, Conor and Cait do at Umbrella. These three amazing workers are located at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals. Lesley works at the Jubilee on the Addiction Medicine Consult Service and ...

Engaged for Good

Umbrella is extremely grateful to win this years Engaged for Good HR support through Engaged HR. Umbrella takes a lot of pride in our staff and we work hard to support them and engage them as long term partners. In order to do that, we have to consistently look at our pr...

So…we bought a house!!!!

Today at noon, Umbrella became the owners of Foundation House, the supportive recovery house for men we have been operating for almost 5 years. The owner, Clive, pictured below with our ED Sharlene, offered Umbrella the house below market value earlier last year, with...

CFB Esquimalt

Today Lesley and Cait, both on the Addiction Medicine Consult Service Team, spent the day at CFB Esquimalt for the service provider expo. These events are great opportunities to meet new people, have great conversations and break down stigma. Lots of people stopped by, ...