Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving from the board and staff at Umbrella. We hope everyone takes time to reflect on things they are thankful for, no matter how small.

Sandwich Day!

Tuesday was sandwich day at Tiny Town! Thanks to our weekly donation from Cobbs Bread in Royal Oak our sites are fully stocked with bread and pastries. This donation helped to create sandwich day! The residents really enjoyed their feast and our staff had a fun time ma...

Leadership Victoria Awards

On September 15, many community members came together to celebrate leadership. Umbrella was thrilled to have our Executive Director, Sharlene Law, awarded for her tireless work related to a healthy standard of living. As a Leadership Victoria Alumni, Sharlene works hard...

Congratulations Kat!

We love having practicum students join us to complete their Master's Degree. They spend 8-9 months with us and during that time they become part of our Umbrella team. We were sad to say goodbye to Kat, who just completed her degree. We are fortunate to have Craig and H...

Gifts from alumni

Our residents are very special to us, and we know that Foundation House holds a special place in their heart too. Recently one of our alumni Luke and his wife Marie generously bought the house a new fridge and stove - and they are beautiful! Having our residents give ba...

Our Evan…

Today was a bittersweet day. Umbrella, staff, board, friends and funders turned up in droves to Umbrella's office to wish Evan well. From 2-6pm it was non-stop coming and going at the office with people coming to share their thanks and share how Evan has impacted their ...

August Staff Anniversaries

August has proven to be another great month of hiring at Umbrella. Some of our favourite people were hired during August, check them out! Blake joined Umbrella on August 8, 2018. He started in our Corrections program building that brand new program up to what it is n...

Recovery at Potter House

We love to celebrate our resident's milestones and today is a BIG day for two of the guys at Potter House. Jonny is celebrating two years, and Matt is celebrating one year of sobriety. Both Jonny and Matt graduated from Foundation House earlier this year and moved into ...

Congratulations Erik!

This week we got to take some time to celebrate Erik. Erik has been our Senior Resident at Foundation House for the past two years. The impact he has had on residents and alumni alike has been immeasurable. His calm and kind demeanour, coupled with ...

July Staff Anniversaries

As we wind up of the month of July, we wanted to reflect and celebrate all of our awesome historical July hires. Luke. On July 27, 2020, Luke joined the arena/hotel  team. He was instantly a client and staff favourite and we quickly scooped him from that role and broug...