Overdose Awareness

Team members Lesley and Jenny were at Centennial Square manning the Umbrella table at the Overdose Awareness Day on August 31. This event brought the community together to grieve, reflect and connect while providing hope that we can stop the crisis.

Community Volunteer Training

Are you currently volunteering with a community agency and want to increase your knowledge, skills and confidence to support people facing multiple barriers? If so, please talk to your volunteer coordinator about this 8 week training program. Get your application in soon...

Introducing TJ!

This handsome boy is the newest resident at Foundation House. TJ is a 2 year old rescued sled dog from Thunder Bay, with a horrible past, who is slow to trust. Victoria Humane Society has been slowly transitioning TJ to us, and of yesterday, he is officially living at ou...

Alumni BBQ

Last week, the residents and staff from Foundation House invited alumni to join them for an evening of barbecuing, connection and recovery. We had a great turnout with 17 alumni joining us to christen our new barbecue. The success of this event confirms two things; one,...

New gift!

Today a large package ... no, a huge gift was delivered to Foundation House. One of our incredible alumni wanted to give back, so he did. This previous resident bought us a brand new barbecue, and we couldn't be more grateful for this generous gift. Now that our new ba...

Thrifty’s Smile Card

Are you a Thrifty Foods Shopper? If you are, please consider loading a Smile Card pre-assigned to Umbrella. Thrifty Foods will then donate 5% of what you spend to Umbrella. If you are interested in receiving your own Smile Card, please send us an email at wecanhelp@umb...

Brickyard Pizza Fundraiser

Brickyard Pizza had their second annual fundraiser for Umbrella on June 17. Not only do they donate a portion of their pizza and art sales to Umbrella, but the incredibly talented Natalia (pictured below with Umbrella's Evan) offered to donate 100% of the sales of her pa...

Umbrella’s AGM

Tonight was Umbrella's Annual General Meeting. We had a great turnout from the community and after our very short business meeting, we got a chance to socialize. A huge thank you to everyone that attended and to our board and staff. We are full of gratitude. Pic...

Umbrella AGM

The Umbrella Society for Addictions and Mental Health’s is pleased to announce the upcoming Annual General Meeting at Christ Church Cathedral This brief meeting and get together will include highlights of Umbrella’s growth and strategic direction, and an informal r...

Youth Hub

Our wonderful board member, Jen (in the photo) and our ED Sharlene attended the official announcement and beginning of construction of the Youth Hub here in yyj today. This new Youth Hub is going to provide so many opportunities, supports and connections for youth ...