International Cat Day at Umbrella

Today, August 8, is International Cat Day and we are big fans of our feline friends and wanted to celebrate our staff members best friends. We don't tell the cats about today though, because they think everyday is Cat Day! Shelagh's cat clearly likes to be the centre ...

Resident Bowling Fun!

Last night Sharlene and Sarah took the residents at Foundation House out for a night of fun to celebrate Marty, who is moving out next week. The stakes were high! The losing team had to do all the chores for the winning team next week - Marty chose him team and we bowle...

Staff Social

Umbrella staff took some time yesterday to hang out in the sun and shade and relax with food and games. Erik and his partner Sarah even came by to introduce everyone to their son Peter! It's such a treat every time we get to hang our together and the weather didn't di...

Upcoming Women’s Group

Umbrella is pleased to share that the Women’s Recovery Support Group has a few open spot remaining in our August group. Beginning August 6th, this group, facilitated by two amazing women in recovery, will focus specifically on the needs of people who identify as women, n...

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It's a day to honour and celebrate the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich communities across the country. Today, all Indigenou...

AGM 2022

On June 14th, Umbrella was thrilled to host our 21st Annual General Meeting, in person, at our office. With so many engaged and involved community members, it was standing room only! Marianne Alto spoke about the positive impact Umbrella has on o...

Emmett’s UVIC graduation

Yesterday was a big day for our Emmett as he graduated from UVIC with a Bachelor of Science Degree with honours. Emmett is one of our amazing outreach workers and he brings his skills, knowledge and experiences to his work and we are grateful to have him on the team. We...

Erik & Sarah’s baby shower

Umbrella's own Erik and his fiancé Sarah are expecting their first child in July. We all know Umbrella loves a good time, so we hosted a wonderful and very non-traditional baby shower for the parents to-be. The weather held out and more than 40 friends, family, cowork...

AIR is Back!

Umbrella is excited to announce the return of the AIR Group on Monday, June 13th at noon via Zoom. AIR (anxiety in recovery) is a support group for those struggling with anxiety in early recovery. Our aim is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where participant...

Happy 1 year James

Umbrella loves to celebrate milestones and this one is worth celebrating! James, also known as Lyca's best friend, is celebrating is 1 year of sobriety, and we couldn't be more proud. James has worked very hard to get here and has laid a foundation for continuous succes...