Staff Barbecue

Yesterday was another great Umbrella barbecue. Staff were encouraged to come by the office on their lunch to grab a beef, chicken or veggie burger for lunch. It was also a goodbye for Ashmita, who has left us to attend UVIC and Carly who is off to University of Toronto,...

International Dog Day 2022!

Today is International Dog Day and we couldn't be happier to celebrate our furry friend, Lyca. Lyca is the only permanent resident at Foundation House and is an important friend and support to everyone who comes through the door. Whether it is a cuddle on the couch or c...

Thank you Nancy!

  Umbrella is so lucky to have such a caring and thoughtful Board of Directors. Nancy, one of our board members, grew a feast of veggies in her garden this year and decided to bring some in for our residents to enjoy. These local and organic cucumbers and green beans a...

Project Reconnect

Today at Royal Athletic Park is Project Reconnect. This important community resource fair was on hiatus during COVID but we are excited to see it back. Come down to RAP between 11-3pm today and say hello to Alfred and James manning the Umbrella table. Thanks to the Dow...

International Cat Day at Umbrella

Today, August 8, is International Cat Day and we are big fans of our feline friends and wanted to celebrate our staff members best friends. We don't tell the cats about today though, because they think everyday is Cat Day! Shelagh's cat clearly likes to be the centre ...

Resident Bowling Fun!

Last night Sharlene and Sarah took the residents at Foundation House out for a night of fun to celebrate Marty, who is moving out next week. The stakes were high! The losing team had to do all the chores for the winning team next week - Marty chose him team and we bowle...

Staff Social

Umbrella staff took some time yesterday to hang out in the sun and shade and relax with food and games. Erik and his partner Sarah even came by to introduce everyone to their son Peter! It's such a treat every time we get to hang our together and the weather didn't di...

Upcoming Women’s Group

Umbrella is pleased to share that the Women’s Recovery Support Group has a few open spot remaining in our August group. Beginning August 6th, this group, facilitated by two amazing women in recovery, will focus specifically on the needs of people who identify as women, n...

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It's a day to honour and celebrate the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich communities across the country. Today, all Indigenou...

AGM 2022

On June 14th, Umbrella was thrilled to host our 21st Annual General Meeting, in person, at our office. With so many engaged and involved community members, it was standing room only! Marianne Alto spoke about the positive impact Umbrella has on o...