Improv Jan 2023

  Last week we had some housing staff and residents take part in an improv session at the office. There was a lot of laughs and great house bonding. Everyone was blown away not only by how much fun they had but by how much improv worked to support the recovery ski...

Thursday SMART meeting

With the ugly weather forecast set for tonight, we have decided to move our regular in-person SMART recovery meeting to ZOOM. Please ZOOM in with the link below at 6pm for your meeting. All are welcome. Topic: SMART Recovery Time: Dec 22, 2022 06:00 PM Vancouver ...

Codependency Group Jan 2023

Umbrella's Codependency Group will be returning January 2023 Beginning January 17th from 6-8pm, this weekly group facilitated by Valeria and Christine, two highly skilled counsellors, will focus specifically on the needs of people who struggle with issues related to code...

Improv 2023

The new year is a perfect time to try new things, learn new skills and meet new people! In this six week class, we’ll introduce you to the building blocks of improv. Improv is based on a philosophy of support, collaboration and zero-judgement. Together, we’ll explore ...

Group Cancellation Notice

On December 1st, 2022, the Umbrella Board and Staff will be taking the evening off to celebrate the season together. In Person SMART Recovery will be cancelled, returning the following week. Behaviour Addictions Group via Zoom will be cancelled, returning the following ...

Intensive Journaling Group

Returning by popular demand, Umbrella is pleased to share our next sessions of our Intensive Journaling Group. Hosted by Bill Israel, this 6 week group will help participants explore what journaling means and how it can help process emotions and regulate reactions. Begi...

Improv Workshop

Umbrella has a new way for people to learn and grow! On Wednesday, October 26 from 4-6pm Umbrella will be hosting an Improv Workshop. For many, improv is an important tool to help them face their fears in a supportive, nonjudgmental and fun way. Surprisingly enough, res...

Codependency Group

Umbrella is excited to share that we will be offering a  Codependency Group beginning in November 2022. Beginning November 1st from 6-8pm, this weekly group, facilitated by two highly skilled counsellors, will focus specifically on the needs of people who struggle with i...

Women’s Group Field Trip

Last Saturday was the last day of our most recent Women's Group cohort. During this eight week group, each of the participants were challenged to learn, grow and support each other as they move forward on their recovery journey. Umbrella is fortunate to have so many incr...

AIR is Back!

Umbrella is excited to announce that the AIR Group on Mondays at noon via Zoom has returned. AIR (anxiety in recovery) is a support group for those struggling with anxiety in early recovery. Our aim is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where participants are ...