Halloween at our houses

Last night was pumpkin carving at all our recovery houses. It is always a lot of fun for the residents to just socialize and engage with each other and our housing manager, Zack. A big thank you to Umbrella's Angels who provided all the pumpkins for our residents to car...

Youth Service Providers Event

Today, Autumn and Evan are at the West Shore/Sooke Child and Youth Service Providers Event manning the Umbrella table. This event took place at the Eagle Ridge Community Centre and is a great opportunity for service providers to connect and network and to reach the yout...

Josh

Thank you to the United Way South Island for showcasing Josh and highlighting his story. Josh was sick of being sick. And when you’re sick, it’s hard to take care of your family. He’d been battling his addictions for years, and every time he thought he had it beat, ...

CSAM Conference

Umbrella is pleased to be a part of the CSAM Scientific Conference happening today in Victoria. Louise, Rebecca and Evan are all attending and participating in this great event. Opportunities like this are so important for our staff and community to learn from each othe...

Podcast Season 2/E 3 -Stephanie

In today's episode, we chat with Stephanie who tells us about her journey of entering recovery and facing her substance use challenges at the young age of 19. Stephanie speaks to the power of connection and the importance of having fun in recovery. Have a listen to this ...

Marathon for Umbrella

Fundraiser by Nadeige Levesque This summer I've been training to run the Royal Victoria Marathon. I'm dedicating my 42km to all the beautiful people who have lost their lives or who are currently struggling with mental health and the commonly co-occurring sub...

Podcast Season 2, Episode 2 – Lance

In Episode 2 of the second season Blake talks with Lance and hears how one can discover recovery after over 30 years of substance misuse. Lance's unique and powerful story reminds us to never give up hope on someone's ability to recovery from a life of addiction. Have ...

Recovery Month – Stefanie

September is recovery month! Every year Umbrella celebrates this important month by sharing messages of recovery from some of our favourite people. Meet Stefanie. Stef is an amazing employee working with Umbrella. She is a strong believer in recovery and walks the walk...

Mental Health Roundtable

Umbrella was pleased to be involved in a mental health roundtable conversation about the important role of peer support in our health care system. Minster of Mental Health and Addictions, Hon Jennifer Whitesside and MLA Grace Lore were the leads and some great conversati...

Recovery Month – Matt

September is recovery month! Every year Umbrella celebrates this important month by sharing messages of recovery from some of our favourite people. Meet Matt. Matt was an employee of Umbrella for a couple of years working within multiple programs. He left Umbrella earl...