Speech from the Throne

Today, Sharlene was invited as a special guest to the Speech From The Throne at our Legistlature. It was a great opportunity to see the formality of opening day at the Legislature and to hear Lieutenant Governor Honourable Janet Austin's speech. We were pleased to hear ...

Audit 2022 here we come!

Umbrella is excited to announce that we have hired an auditor to audit our fiscal year 2022! Excited to get an audit? Yes we are! As Umbrella continues to grow we want to continue to be accountable and transparent to our contract partners, funders, donors and communit...

Shelagh joins the office!

We are really excited to share that we were able to pull Shelagh away from the great work she has been doing on ICMT for the past couple of years to join our office team. Shelagh brings much experience, not just in the field working with individuals with mental health an...

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...

Birthday Cheese

Yesterday was Jake's birthday. Jake, who has many nicknames like Jolly Jake McJingle and Big Tuna is not a fan of sweets so this year the office staff got him a wheel of Brie. Bronwyn fancied it up with some paper cranes and candles and we all sang to Jake and his chee...

Royal Road Campus Connect Jan 2023

Blake and Bronwyn got a chance to spend a few hours connecting with new and returning students at the Royals Roads Campus in Colwood during the Campus Connect event today. There were tons of great vendors and opportunities for students to connect and learn about what t...

RBC Foundation Presentation

Today Umbrella was visited by some of the great folks at RBC Foundation to present us with a $25,000 grant for our youth outreach. We are incredibly grateful for the support of RBC Foundation and so pleased they took time to come to Umbrella's office and meet with some...

Potter House Success!

When residents in our supportive recovery program give themselves the time they need to get their recovery on track we see nothing but success. With no time limits to our programs we see residents taking their time as they learn to live without substances  -  it is a big ...

RAD Cancelled – Dec 20

RAD will be cancelled on Tuesday, December 20th due to the weather. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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...