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...

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...

Lunch with Angels

Today, Sharlene & Rebecca joined the amazing Angels for lunch. Also in attendance was Lisa and Taylor from Her Way Home. The Angels do so much for Umbrella, Her Way Home and they make a huge difference in our community. At Umbrella, the Angels fund our Women's Recovery...

Journal Of Commerce – Hammer Time

The Journal of Commerce has published an excellent article about Hammer Time. Umbrella could not be more proud of this group and the support it provides to construction workers struggling with substance use. Click here to read the article.

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...

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...

RAD – Referrals, Applications & Documents

  Many seeking treatment and other services face a serious obstacle in lengthy wait-times for addiction services.  For instance, due to high demand, delays are not uncommon to access an outreach worker who can make a referral to treatment or other services.  Then, it...