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...

New Logo

You may have noticed a new look recently for Umbrella. With the help of our friends over at LeapXD we have created a new logo to celebrate out 20th year. And we are thrilled! Neil and Brandy at Leap really understood what this milestone means for us and our new logo i...

Lyca gets political

Normally all of us at Umbrella, including our house dog Lyca, try to keep politics out of our day to day work - but not today. Lyca received a Donald Trump Chew Toy from Bronwyn and it is her new favourite thing! She carries him around, pulls at his hair and makes him ...

Care Packages

When we had our last staff meeting March 18, we had no idea how long it would be until we all saw each other again, in person. We are almost at the two month mark and boy do we miss seeing our team weekly. So much so, that we created care packages for all staff, and d...

Happy Admin Day!

Today is Administrative Professionals Day and we want to take a moment to tell you about our wonderful administrative team! First there is Bronwyn. She is the voice behind the phone and words behind the emails at Umbrella. Bronwyn has been with Umbrella for 5 years, ke...