Connections is back

Umbrella is excited to announce the return of the Connections Group on Tuesdays beginning May 25th 2021. Umbrella Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Connections Time: Tuesdays 1pm - 2pm Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/93753752446?pwd=cD...

Thank you City of Victoria

In December 2020, Umbrella received funding from the City of Victoria to provide meals, wellness checks and conversations with the unhoused living in Victoria parks. We partnered with the great folks at the Red Cedar Cafe to deliver delicious hot breakfasts daily. Umb...

Staff Anniversaries – April

It appears that April is a busy month of hiring at Umbrella! This month we celebrate the work anniversaries of many wonderful Umbrella staff. Dottie. On April 10 in 2017, Dottie joined Umbrella as a casual for ICMT and later added SURF, Transitional Housing and the Gr...

Warner Bros Donation

Warner Bros has been filming a movie called Maid, in Victoria for several months. They reached out to Umbrella (via the United Way) to offer some chairs from their movie set. We are the proud owner of 18 fun blue outdoor chairs which will be shared between two of our ho...

Poor Lyca

Awww, poor sweet Lyca! She somehow managed to get an infection in her eye and has lots of drops and medication to help her get better. She also has the cone of shame, that she hates but it is for the greater good! Speedy recovery sweet girl!

New SMART Recovery Meeting

Umbrella is excited to share our new in person SMART Recovery meeting on Thursdays from 6-7:30pm.  Two SMART facilitators will host a small meeting at Umbrella's office. To maintain the health and safety of everyone and adhere to the current provincial...

Administrative Professionals Day

Today in Canada, was Administrative Professionals Day, and we wanted to show our appreciation for all the work our admin team does by showering them with flowers, cards, treats, lunch and some indulgent self care. So often we forget that the admin team is the foundati...

Blake graduates!

Today Umbrella's Blake graduates Leadership Victoria! While maintaining his regular duties of Housing Manager, Blake has been working hard with his Leadership Victoria team and tonight is his graduation ceremony via ZOOM! This is not an easy program, but it is a very i...

Thank you Umbrella Volunteers!

Umbrella is incredibly lucky to have the opportunity to celebrate our incredible volunteers on our Board of Directors. Their expertise, insight, humor and patience are all things that they give generously. With two new board members added this year (Welcome Cyndi and Guy!...

April 2021 Newsletter

Umbrella's latest newsletter went out today with details about the expansion of our supportive recovery housing program. If you haven't signed up for our newsletter yet, it's the best way to keep in touch a learn about all the news and upcoming supports at Umbrella.