New Sessions of Ready To Rent

The Umbrella Society is pleased to invite community members to register for the next Ready to Rent program. The course will be held over two days on Monday June 11th and Monday June 18th from 9am-3pm with lunch and snacks provided. Participants will learn about; T...

Cooper House!

Umbrella is thrilled to announce the opening of a third stage supportive recovery house for men on June 1. Cooper House will be home to four men who have resided at Foundation House, completed Ready to Rent training, and are ready for more independence. There are many d...

Living Wage Employer

The Umbrella Society is proud to be a Living Wage Employer and this beautiful certificate on the wall is a regular reminder that investing in our staff will never be a bad idea. This certificate was made from a wind fallen tree and carefully preserved to make sure that i...

Congratulations to the Foundry!

An exciting morning celebrating the official opening of the Foundry in Victoria. The Honorable Judy Darcy, Minister for Mental Health and Addiction and the Honorable Carole James, Minister of Finance and Deputy Premier, were both on hand to share their appreciation for th...

Bronwyn’s Day

Yesterday was Administrative Professionals Day, although Umbrella refers to it as Bronwyn's Day. Our team took advantage of this day to celebrate Bronwyn with a cake, card and a fun afternoon of learning. We couldn't do the work we do without Bronwyn, she is the backbon...

Officially Ready to Rent!

Congratulation to the participants in the recent Ready to Rent program. They all attended the entire program and pushed themselves to complete the required work. They learned a lot and are well on their way to being awesome tenants.

A Very Special Thank You

We would like to take a moment to shine the spotlight on our Volunteer Board of Directors. They freely share their time, insight, creativity and knowledge to help create and sustain the non profit society we are all so proud of. Their dedication and passion for the work U...

Staff and Board Workshop

Today, the Umbrella Board and Staff came together to learn and collaborate. It was an intense day of deepening our understanding of our work in the community and connecting to each other as peers and collaborators. We were honoured to be guided by Andre and gratefu...

A Special Gift

The creativity that springs from recovery can be breath taking. One of the men who lives at Foundation House took the time to make a special stepping stone for the yard. We we always treasure this beautiful reminder of the bond the men have formed with TJ.  

It’s our birthday!

It was 3 years ago today that Umbrella took over the operations of Foundation House. It has been an incredible three years, with a lot of growth, learning and changes. Through out this time we have committed to staying affordable for those on income assistance, made su...
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