Thank You Note

It's a lovely feeling when a person goes out of their way to let someone know they're making a difference. Check out this note a transitional housing resident left for our staff. Working at the transitional housing sites can be challenging. No one knows that bett...

Good Luck Spencer!

Here is the story of our quiet, sweet Spencer. Spencer moved into Foundation House almost 18 months ago and  in March of this year he was one of our first residents to move into Potter House. When Spencer arrived at Foundation House he was quiet, shy and likely overwh...

June Staff Anniversaries

June has been a month where we hire amazing women! One June 29, 2020 the amazing Nicole W joined our team. Starting strong at the Transitional Housing sites, Nicole was soon moved to a permanent role on ICM Team. Recently she accepted a new challenge in our ED/PES rol...

Sober is Sexy!

We agree with Pamela Anderson - sober is sexy. Umbrella is grateful for the autographed print and to share the message of recovery!  

Early Bday Lunch

A few staff surprised Evan with an early birthday lunch at his favourite restaurant, Vietnam House. It was nice to take a few minutes away from the busyness of work and celebrate Evan and his big milestone birthday coming up this weekend. He was pretty surprised by it...

BBQ at Muncey Place

Friday was barbecue day at Muncey Place. Umbrella teamed up with our friends at Our Place to provide over 200 hot dogs to residents living at Muncey Place (formerly Comfort Inn). These kind of social events are a great way for us to connect with residents and have som...

The Umbrella Report

Last night at our AGM, with 33 community members in attendance, Umbrella shared our newest project, The Umbrella Report. This report is a reflection on the past year at the Umbrella Society and what we've been able to accomplish. There are so many ways that Umbrella c...

Thank you Jacquelin and Marion

Last night at Umbrella's AGM we had the tough job of saying goodbye to two of our board members. Marion has been a member since 2017 and quickly took on the important role of Board Treasurer. The skills and insight that she has brought to Umbrella has had an incredible...

End of The Roll

  Once again, the business community has stepped up in an incredible way. The stairs at Foundation House are in need of new flooring and we wanted to explore linoleum as an option. Jeremy, a resident at Foundation House chatted with the folks at End of the Roll and arr...

Hammer Time

Umbrella Society, in partnership with VICA, is pleased to share our newest group, Hammer Time. Beginning June 10th, this group is available to provide support for people in construction who are struggling with substance use issues, and may need access to recovery and/or h...