Bronwyn graduated!

Our amazing Bronwyn has been going to Vancouver every month for a couple of days to participate in the Vancouver United Way's Public Policy Institute, and today is her grad day!! We are so proud of our Bronwyn. Public policy is Bronwyn's jam, so who knows how she will ...

Fresh Coat

Umbrella hired our favourite contractor Dave Surtees to give a little TLC to the front of the house and the stairs, and we had to share how great they look. In October, these stairs will be the backdrop for a photo with residents and the Boston Bruins Alumni so we had t...

Cooper House is 1

It was one year ago today that we opened Cooper House, our third stage house for men. This house is home to four men, and TJ, all of who resided at Foundation House previously. The idea behind this house was to provide the guys with a bit less support, more responsibili...

11 Amazing Years

Today marks the 11th anniversary for Sharlene at the Umbrella Society. Umbrella is lucky to be staffed by people who are passionate and committed to their work and their clients. This is in no small part because of our leadership. From her start as an Outreach Worker, th...

The Big, Bad Boston Bruins

Umbrella is beyond thrilled to announce our second fundraiser taking place October 5, 2019 at The Q Centre. We have invited the Big, Bad Boston Bruins Alumni, led by Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, to come to Victoria and play a charity hockey game with all funds goi...

MHSU Awards

Yesterday was the 4th annual MHSU Community Service Awards ceremony. Our ED, Sharlene, is the Chair of that committee and was at on hand to present awards to two amazing community members. This years recipients were Judge Ernie Quantz and Cafe owner Lori Tronko, and the...

We are moving!!

Umbrella is moving!  This is a huge move for us, we have been nestled in Quadra Village Community Centre since ... ever. We've never been anywhere else! QVCC has been so incredibly supportive and amazing to us, but they are growing and we are growing - it is time. Eff...

Congratulations Jacquelin!

We could not be more proud of our Umbrella Society Board Chair, Jacquelin Green. She has been awarded the Victoria Community Leadership Award for Thriving Children and Youth. Jacquelin is well known in the community as a doer and a leader. We are grateful to have her on o...

Thank you, Echo

Today was Umbrella's last day with the wonderful Echo Kulpas. Echo has spent the last 8 months at Umbrella doing her Masters Degree Practicum. As we all said our goodbyes, it was very obvious the massive impact Echo has had on Umbrella. She has been a gift to our clien...

Board Appreciation

It is Volunteer Appreciation Week, and we would like to thank our amazing volunteer Board of Directors for their passion, commitment and support of Umbrella. This year will see some changes to our board, as Sue and Chuck move on, we welcome Kate and Kelly to the Umbrella...