Snow Day Closure

For the safety of our staff and clients, Umbrella will be closed Wednesday, January 15th, due to snow. This closure will include the noon SMART Recovery group at our office. If you have any questions or concerns please email us at wecanhelp@umbrellasociety.ca and we w...

Thank you Cold Comfort!

Thank you so much to Cold Comfort for their recent fundraiser for the Umbrella Society! For the month of December, the local ice cream hot spot donated all proceeds from scoops of ice cream to the Umbrella Society. Support from the business community is always so very ...

Thank You from Our Residents!

Christmas joy is in the air, and the residents of Umbrella's supportive recovery houses know how to celebrate the season! With the support of our amazing community, every resident in our houses will wake up on Christmas morning to thoughtfully donated gifts. Christmas ca...

Christmas Fundraiser 2019

Thank you to each and every person who bought cookies for this years Umbrella Christmas Cookie Fundraiser. Sharlene spent countless hours in the kitchen whipping up her incredible (and beautiful) cookies and the support from the community was overwhelming. We raised $1,7...

Good Bye Mike

Umbrella staff have said goodbye to Mike from the SURF team. Mike will continue to support the community as a team member at AVI. Mike has been an incredible asset to Umbrella, working in multiple roles from housing, to outreach and even venturing to Salt Spring Island. M...

Umbrella Holiday Hours

The Umbrella Society office will be closed on December 25th and 26th as well as January 1st. The SMART Recovery group at the Umbrella office will be canceled on December 25th 2019 and January 1st 2020 for Christmas and New Years. The group will return on January 8th 2020...

2 Years!!!

We are incredibly proud to celebrate our weekend housing worker, Bruce. Today marks two years of sobriety and active recovery for him. We are so grateful that Bruce chooses to share his skills with our residents (and Lyca!) and we wish his all the best on this great day....

Christmas Party 2019

Last night was our annual staff/board Christmas mixer, this year we held it at our new office! This space was perfect for chatting, eating and playing our annual gift stealing game. All in all it was another fun Umbrella event! Nicole and Amy chatting and socializing...

Umbrella is Hiring

We are excited to share that Umbrella is looking for another amazing human to join our team! Please take a look at our Employment Opportunities page and share widely with your communities.

Anawim Tree 2019

One of our favorite yearly traditions is shopping for Christmas trees at Anawim House. Anawim has been a great community partner over the years and they always have the most incredible trees! A big thank you to Terry for helping Evan pick out the perfect ones for our re...