Ready to Rent

Evan at Umbrella recently became a certified Ready to Rent trainer and we are hosting our first Ready to Rent training session. The training takes 12 hours to complete and will be done over two days, April 9 and April 16. There is no charge for this training and all mater...

Two Great Reasons to Celebrate

Our last staff meeting was all about celebrating Angela and Lesley. Angela celebrated 5 years sober and Lesley celebrated 8 years sober, both in February. Our staff members in recovery are a source of strength and insight for our community and clients. Their successes rem...

Impact Tour

The United Way Impact Tour bus arrived at Foundation House this morning. We were honoured to welcome staff and funders to share with them the impact that Umbrella and Foundation House have on the community. We couldn't let them leave without a token of our appreciation f...

Addiction Learning Series

Umbrella is excited to present Understanding addiction: A crisis in our community, a workshop series for community members who want to learn about a wide rage of topics related to addiction. If you would like more information, please check out our program page or regis...

BC Budget and Networking

Yesterday Evan and Sharlene attended their first Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce event. It was a lunch with a presentation by the Minister of Finance, Carole James. She spoke about the new budget and went into detail about the finer points. We also had the ple...

The Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce

The Umbrella Society is now a proud member of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce! We are looking forward making new connections in the business community and learning from some of our brightest community leaders.

Kelly… SAMI Team Lead

February 2018, marks our two years of being a part of the incredible SAMI team. SAMI works with individuals who frequent areas of the hospital, ER, Sobering Centre, Detox, PES, that need short term intensive support. Team Lead, Kelly Sharman (pictured below) leads with ...

TJ Thrives!

TJ's journey with us has not been without it's ups and downs but today was a definite up! A vet visit confirmed that TJ continues to thrive and has gained 15lbs. TJ reminds us all daily to stay present, patient and mindful and for that we are forever grateful.

Bottle Depot

A big thank you to the wonderful members of our community for directing their bottle returns to Umbrella. We are so grateful for these kind gestures, and all donations go directly to client support and services. Thank you!  

A send off for our Founder

Yesterday, member's of the community gathered to share stories, celebrate relationships and send warm wishes to Gordon as he continues to enjoy his retirement. We had an open mic format, and there was a consistent lineup, as colleagues, previous clients and family memb...