CFB Esquimalt

Today Mike and Robyn were at CFB Esquimalt for the launch of United Way's Campaign. There was a lot of great interactions, lots of interest in Umbrella and lots of fun to be had by these two. We love these opportunities to meet new people and talk about the great work U...

UW Campaign Kickoff

Yesterday at The Bay Centre, the United Way officially kicked off their campaign season. Umbrella sent Evan there to mix and mingle, and that he did. We love this photo with the Mayor.

Safety First!

Somedays you just never know what to expect when you start your day at Umbrella. This morning our Team Lead Chris, shared his story on behalf of the United Way with a hard hat. safety goggles and a safety vest! Chris was welcomed by hundreds of caring workplace employee...

Royals Season Kickoff

Tonight Umbrella staff Sharlene and Blake and a couple of Cooper House residents gathered at the Save On Foods Arena to celebrate the start of the Victoria Royals hockey season. This was the kick off for season ticket holders and the energy and excitement could be felt b...

Recovery Capital Conference

Umbrella's Lesley and Angela were able to attend the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada in New Westminster on September 6 & 7. They both have said this was an incredible conference, with a lot of great new ideas and new ways of thinking. The conference introduced u...

Driftwood Newspaper

The team at Umbrella were thrilled to see this great article about our awesome Lesley and the good work she has started over on Saltspring Island. Lesley has done a terrific job building connections, meeting local resources and already has some new clients on Saltspring!...

New staff, new photos

It was time to update our team photos again, so we arranged the talented Erin Ruff, from Erinruffphotography.com to capture our awesome team. If you are looking for a great photographer that is easy to work with and takes amazing shots, we happily recommend Erin! We als...

Overdose Awareness Day

Today was Overdose Awareness Day. Hundreds of people gathered in Centennial Square to learn about resources, make new connections and remember those we have lost to overdose. Chris and Lesley from Umbrella were manning the Umbrella table, and despite it being a bit wind...

Congratulations Gordon

Umbrella's Founder, Gordon Harper, recently celebrated 30 years of sobriety. Without his dedication to his own recovery, Umbrella would not be here today. We are so proud of Gordon and grateful for all he has done and continues to do for the recovery community.

Compassion Fatigue

Last week our team welcomed Kristen, from the Mobile Response Team, to our staff meeting talk about self care and compassion fatigue. Our team, like so many in the community, has been impacted by the overdose crisis, and the loss often feels overwhelming. We all felt li...