Hammer Time

Umbrella Society, in partnership with VICA, is pleased to share our newest group, Hammer Time. Beginning June 10th, this group is available to provide support for people in construction who are struggling with substance use issues, and may need access to recovery and/or harm reduction services.

This weekly online groups takes place on Thursdays from 7pm-8pm via zoom.

For more information and access to the group, please click here.


Connections is a drop-in group for individuals, and their loved ones, needing immediate support with substance use issues. This group is a partnership with Island Health and was created to provide support to those on wait lists, offer advice or resource information, and help those who aren’t sure what to do next.

This low-barrier group requires no intake or registration and is co-facilitated by
Umbrella’s Louise and Island Health’s Kelly E.

Please join us as we re-start Connections beginning Tuesday, May 25 from 1pm to 2pm via ZOOM,
and running every Tuesday after.

For more information please click here.

Behavioural Addiction Group

Umbrella’s Behavioural Addiction Group is here to support people with various addictions beyond substance use.

Beginning on Thursday February 4th at 7:30pm, these weekly meetings will be a mixture of education, peer support and practical coping strategies.
Umbrella is excited to offer this new group facilitated by two skilled Umbrella staff, Emmett and Zack.

Click here for more information.

Umbrella Rainbow Group

Umbrella is pleased to offer a new recovery support group for individuals that are part of the LGBTQ2S+ community.

We know that addiction affects people who identify as LGBTQ2S+ at a higher rate, and Umbrella understands the importance of a safe space to offer support and connection. Starting December 8, our facilitators Braelynne and Theo bring their knowledge, passion and lived experience to this weekly group.

For more information, click here.

Umbrella AIR


AIR (anxiety in recovery) is a support group for those struggling with anxiety in early recovery. Every meeting will be a mixture of both education and open discussion and we will be working through modules with subjects ranging from the physiology of anxiety disorders to practical solutions for managing emotions and physical sensations.

Suffering from an anxiety disorder and being in early recovery can be a very lonely place. Jake and Luke have both been there and are keen to inform participants that there is hope and that they are not alone in their struggles.

Umbrella AIR is currently on hiatus.

SMART Recovery Meetings

Umbrella hosts two weekly SMART Recovery meetings.

On Thursday from 6-7:30pm two Umbrella certified SMART facilitators host an in person meeting at the Umbrella office on Dunedin Street. This group is limited to 6 participants and registration is required. For more information click here.

On Wednesdays, two Umbrella certified SMART facilitators are available via Zoom for a meeting from 12noon to 1:30pm. For more information about accessing this online group please click here.

All Things Gratitude

Please join us for a weekly exploration and expression of all things Gratitude, hosted by Dottie.

The practice of Gratitude has incredible positive impacts to our life and existence.

Gratitude releases us from toxic emotions, changes the direction of our lives through steering us away from negative feelings and thoughts, expands the positive energy to everything we do and those we interact with, and has lasting impacts on our mental health and brain function.

This weekly online groups takes place on Tuesdays from 7pm-8pm via zoom.

For more information and access to the group, please click here.

The Umbrella Experience

Umbrella is pleased to offer a check in group for anyone wanting connection and conversation.
During the COVID 19 pandemic, we will be offering this experience via ZOOM and participants will need to supply their own coffee!

An Umbrella team member will be available each Friday from 1-2pm.

ZOOM Meeting details here or call/text our office 250-380-0595.

We look forward to connecting with you.

Comfortably UN-Numb – Learning to Live without Substances

Umbrella is excited to announce a new, four-week recovery group called “Comfortably UN-Numb; Learning to Live without Substances” starting in September 2020. This group is ideal for those who have chosen to live their life without substances, and need some help managing the “what’s next” in their recovery journey. This group will delve into important topics such as communications, finances, relationships, forgiveness and much more, weekdays from 9-11:30am.

More information here or call/text our office at 250-380-0595.

West Shore Group

The West Shore Group (WSG) runs Friday’s in Langford.
This psycho-educational group is a collaboration with Island Health and is co-facilitated by Justin Bennett, and with Betty, a counsellor from AOT through Island Health.

This is a 6-week group with weekly intake, that is only accessible by referral.

Please contact Island Health for more information.