Homeowners for a year!

When we all talk about 2020, we are usually talking about COVID-19 and how that impacted us all, and continues to do so today. However, when Umbrella talks about 2020, we all think about one of our greatest accomplishments to date, purchasing Foundation House. This is ...

Staff Anniversaries – February

We keep saying it - we love our team! February is a big month for Umbrella because we get to celebrate the anniversaries of Bronwyn, Louise, Nicole G and Justin L. Thank you all for all you do for Umbrella, the community and our clients. Nicole G joined Umbrella on Feb...

Cell Phone Donation

United Way of Greater Victoria and Bell Canada have once again come through for our community! Amy W was excited to pop by the United Way office today to pick up an incredible donation of 30 cell phones. These phones will be a huge benefit for our vulnerable clients w...

United Way Mask Delivery

  Yesterday, the United Way of Greater Victoria popped by the office with a much appreciated delivery. A huge box full of masks! Trying to remain connected during Covid has been tricky but donations like this keeps us all safe to continue to support people and build s...

What is Behavioural Addiction?

Behavioural addictions or non-substance addictions, like gambling addiction, are a set of behaviours that a person becomes dependent on and craves. More than ever, we are seeing people struggling with issues including: Food Gaming Plastic Surgery Sex ...

Forge – 2500 for $2500 Fundraiser

The Forge Training has been such incredible supporter of Umbrella and they are doing it again! This Saturday, they are challenging the community to help them reach (or exceed!) their goal of 2500 burpees to raise $2500 for Umbrella. Check out this recent news story ab...

Lyca Update

  It's been awhile since we updated about Lyca, Foundation House's resident greeter and professional couch warmer. Even though the colder weather has done nothing to dampen Lyca's love for walks and runs, she's finding time at home to curl up with a cozy blanket and a f...

Join our team

Umbrella is hiring! If you are interested in joining our awesome team, check out the posting and get in touch! https://www.umbrellasociety.ca/employment-opportunities/

Staff Anniversaries – January

We love our staff and we always try to find ways to showcase their amazingness. In January, we celebrated two staff anniversaries. Amy joined our team January 2, 2018 and Bruce joined us January 28, 2019. Amy who started with our ICM Team, has been sharing her time be...

Vision Board Dream Building Group

A vision board is tool to help you visualize your recovery dreams and goals.  It is a collage of pictures, words, phrases, colours, fabrics and anything else that can be used to represent your recovery vision on a board.  It may include affirmations, inspirational words...