2019 AGM

Umbrella's 2019 Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, June 12 at 5pm. If you would like to join us and hear more about the great work Umbrella is doing in the community, please contact our office at 250-380-0595. We would love to see you!

11 Amazing Years

Today marks the 11th anniversary for Sharlene at the Umbrella Society. Umbrella is lucky to be staffed by people who are passionate and committed to their work and their clients. This is in no small part because of our leadership. From her start as an Outreach Worker, th...

The Big, Bad Boston Bruins

Umbrella is beyond thrilled to announce our second fundraiser taking place October 5, 2019 at The Q Centre. We have invited the Big, Bad Boston Bruins Alumni, led by Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, to come to Victoria and play a charity hockey game with all funds goi...

MHSU Awards

Yesterday was the 4th annual MHSU Community Service Awards ceremony. Our ED, Sharlene, is the Chair of that committee and was at on hand to present awards to two amazing community members. This years recipients were Judge Ernie Quantz and Cafe owner Lori Tronko, and the...

UWGV Overdose Prevention Project

Today was the Overdose Prevention Project that the United Way hosted at The Bay Centre. Blake and Robyn manned the Umbrella table, while milling around learning more about the other great service providers on hand. The big impact was the wall of wooden roses, one for ev...

We are moving!!

Umbrella is moving!  This is a huge move for us, we have been nestled in Quadra Village Community Centre since ... ever. We've never been anywhere else! QVCC has been so incredibly supportive and amazing to us, but they are growing and we are growing - it is time. Eff...

Congratulations Jacquelin!

We could not be more proud of our Umbrella Society Board Chair, Jacquelin Green. She has been awarded the Victoria Community Leadership Award for Thriving Children and Youth. Jacquelin is well known in the community as a doer and a leader. We are grateful to have her on o...

Thank you, Echo

Today was Umbrella's last day with the wonderful Echo Kulpas. Echo has spent the last 8 months at Umbrella doing her Masters Degree Practicum. As we all said our goodbyes, it was very obvious the massive impact Echo has had on Umbrella. She has been a gift to our clien...

Bronwyn & Robyn

How lucky is Umbrella? We have such incredible staff, AND we like each other! Today, Robyn and Bronwyn took a vacation day to spend together exploring our beautiful island. Even in the rain they had a really fun day. Employees that like each other is another reason Um...

Umbrella’s Angels

Umbrella now has some angels looking over our third stage housing residents. Starting this month, a group of caring citizens that call themselves "Angels" are living up to their name. These kind helpers are shopping with our residents to provide healthy, nutritious meal...