August Staff Anniversaries

August has proven to be another great month of hiring at Umbrella. Some of our favourite people were hired during August, check them out! Blake joined Umbrella on August 8, 2018. He started in our Corrections program building that brand new program up to what it is n...

International Dog Day!

Happy International Dog Day to everyone's favourite dog Lyca! This girl changes lives. She lives in our second stage recovery house, has about 40 people that walk her, love her, throw a ball to her and cuddle her. She is so loved and she gives it back 1000%. Many resi...

Recovery at Potter House

We love to celebrate our resident's milestones and today is a BIG day for two of the guys at Potter House. Jonny is celebrating two years, and Matt is celebrating one year of sobriety. Both Jonny and Matt graduated from Foundation House earlier this year and moved into ...

Comfortably UN-Numb

Umbrella is just finishing up our current group and are ready for start filling the next one, running September 13 until September 30. We are still keeping small limits, so our capacity is 10 participants. If you answer yes to any of the following questions then contac...

Congratulations Erik!

This week we got to take some time to celebrate Erik. Erik has been our Senior Resident at Foundation House for the past two years. The impact he has had on residents and alumni alike has been immeasurable. His calm and kind demeanour, coupled with ...

July Staff Anniversaries

As we wind up of the month of July, we wanted to reflect and celebrate all of our awesome historical July hires. Luke. On July 27, 2020, Luke joined the arena/hotel  team. He was instantly a client and staff favourite and we quickly scooped him from that role and broug...

Victoria Master Gardeners Association

Our staff had the pleasure of meeting with some volunteers from the Victoria Master Gardeners Association recently to talk about the therapeutic value of gardening. These great community members will be working with our team to create a therapeutic gardening program for r...

What an honour!

What a huge honour! Every year the Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI Canada) invites youth in select high schools to research and present on a charity. Each year we are interviewed by keen high school students looking to present to their class on Umbrella. This ye...

Minister Sheila Malcolmson

Yesterday, some folks from Umbrella had a great ZOOM meeting with Minister Sheila Malcolmson from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. Our Executive Director Sharlene, Team Lead Evan and Board Member Guy joined Minister Malcolmson for an in-depth discussion ab...

Thank you Yonnni’s!

On Wednesday, Tiny Homes received a delicious donation of doughnuts from Yonni's Doughnuts. The residents were so grateful for the treats and they were gobbled up quickly! The staff from Our Place and Umbrella, pictured below, work at Tiny Town and are so appreciative ...