Fundraising Superstar!

Dot, one of our casual employees, recently completed the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Half Marathon. We have all been in awe of Dot's hard work, dedication and commitment over the past year and could not more proud of her. We are honoured that she not only designated the Um...

Project Connect 2018

Project Connect is one of our favorite community events and it's not hard to see why. Yesterday, Blake and Cait had a great time connecting with the community and learning about the other resources available to people struggling with housing, mental health, addiction and ...

Team Photo

We couldn't let Chris leave without a final group photo. Thanks for everything Chris. You will be missed.

Goodbye Chris

Today was a sad day at Umbrella. Our long time team member Chris has resigned after 6 years with us. Chris has had many career paths from a coroner to airline steward, we can't wait to see what his next adventure is! There were lots of hugs, tears, memories and, of c...

CFB Esquimalt

Today Mike and Robyn were at CFB Esquimalt for the launch of United Way's Campaign. There was a lot of great interactions, lots of interest in Umbrella and lots of fun to be had by these two. We love these opportunities to meet new people and talk about the great work U...

UW Campaign Kickoff

Yesterday at The Bay Centre, the United Way officially kicked off their campaign season. Umbrella sent Evan there to mix and mingle, and that he did. We love this photo with the Mayor.

Safety First!

Somedays you just never know what to expect when you start your day at Umbrella. This morning our Team Lead Chris, shared his story on behalf of the United Way with a hard hat. safety goggles and a safety vest! Chris was welcomed by hundreds of caring workplace employee...

Royals Season Kickoff

Tonight Umbrella staff Sharlene and Blake and a couple of Cooper House residents gathered at the Save On Foods Arena to celebrate the start of the Victoria Royals hockey season. This was the kick off for season ticket holders and the energy and excitement could be felt b...

Recovery Capital Conference

Umbrella's Lesley and Angela were able to attend the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada in New Westminster on September 6 & 7. They both have said this was an incredible conference, with a lot of great new ideas and new ways of thinking. The conference introduced u...

Driftwood Newspaper

The team at Umbrella were thrilled to see this great article about our awesome Lesley and the good work she has started over on Saltspring Island. Lesley has done a terrific job building connections, meeting local resources and already has some new clients on Saltspring!...