Recovery Capital Conference

Today a small group of Umbrella staff got together to virtually participate in the Recovery Capital Conference. Typically a couple of team members head over to New Westminster to join the conference, but this year, as with most things, it was virtual. Umbrella took adv...

Happy One Year Sober!

Last night at the Foundation House weekly meeting there was a wonderful celebration, and ice cream cake! One of our awesome residents, Jonny, celebrated his one year of sobriety. Jonny has been a gift to the house and to the guys, he is quiet, hard working and a leader ...

Thank You Forge!

We are so grateful to the be the recipient of a recent fundraiser at Forge Training. They raised $435 for the Umbrella Society via a face mask fundraiser! We are truly touched that this great local business took the time to fund raise on our behalf. Thank you Forge! ...

Cucumbers and gratitude

One of our wonderful board members Nancy, delivered about 50 pounds of cucumbers to Umbrella today. Nancy and her green thumb husband grew these huge cucumbers in their yard and shared their bounty with our grateful staff and our residents. We all feel very fortunate t...

Our office is ONE!

On July 1, 2019 Umbrella moved to our own office space and we have never looked back. This past year has been one of enormous growth and of change, not just moving from Quadra Village Community Centre to Burnside Gorge area, but our team, our programs, our services and...

Despedidas, Lesley

Today is our sweet Lesley's last day as a full time employee with Umbrella. Lesley has been a quiet force at Umbrella and we have had the pleasure of watching her grow into a confident, kick-ass worker. She has worked everywhere, including the SAMI/ICMT team, on Saltspr...

WOW! Have we grown!

Today was our first in-person staff meeting since March 18 and it was filled with A LOT of new faces! On March 18 was there 19 employees and today we have 30! (Missing in the photo is Cait, Dottie and Braelynne). We spent a bit of time reconnecting and sharing about ou...

Celebrating Evan!

Today was a very special day at Umbrella. The team took advantage of our ZOOM staff meeting to celebrate Evan's 10 years of sobriety! We created a "build-a-head" of Evan and shared it on ZOOM during our staff meeting so that everyone looked like Evan. It created a lot ...

Congratulations Liz!

We could not be more proud of our most recent practicum student, Liz. She has finished her practicum with flying colors, and even ahead of schedule! We are so grateful for the support and insight she has shared with Umbrella's clients during her time here. Her impact has...

2020 AGM

Tonight was Umbrella's 2020 AGM. Since this was our 20th year, we wanted to have a big splash and celebrate Umbrella. Instead, we held our AGM via ZOOM. It wasn't how we planned it, but it was wonderful. It was so great to see friendly faces who share our success, a...