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...

A Thoughtful Gift

What a sweet surprise! The mail brought a delightful gift from the First Nations Health Authority to thank us for supporting their staff from the Indigenous Wellness Team with a ride along. We were happy to help the front line staff and are tickled by this amazi...

Appreciation Gathering for Gordon Harper

Appreciation Gathering for Gordon Harper on Monday January 15, 2018  Please drop in anytime between 4:30 to 6:15 at Christ Church Cathedral, corner of Quadra and Burdett Streets [follow the signs at the Burdett Street entrance] In 2000, Gordon Harper founded and g...

Feeling the love

The holidays are over, but the residents at both Hudson House and Foundation House are bringing the love they felt into the new year. The community really came together and helped spoil all 16 residents. A huge thank you to everyone who donated to Umbrella, purchased ba...