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...

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...

Staff Anniversaries – May

It appears that May is a pretty awesome month for hiring great staff at Umbrella. This month we celebrate the work anniversaries of four of our amazing team! On May 27, 2020 Umbrella hired the awesome Justin Best! Justin goes to UVIC and was available to work weekends,...

Staff Anniversaries – April

It appears that April is a busy month of hiring at Umbrella! This month we celebrate the work anniversaries of many wonderful Umbrella staff. Dottie. On April 10 in 2017, Dottie joined Umbrella as a casual for ICMT and later added SURF, Transitional Housing and the Gr...

Administrative Professionals Day

Today in Canada, was Administrative Professionals Day, and we wanted to show our appreciation for all the work our admin team does by showering them with flowers, cards, treats, lunch and some indulgent self care. So often we forget that the admin team is the foundati...

Blake graduates!

Today Umbrella's Blake graduates Leadership Victoria! While maintaining his regular duties of Housing Manager, Blake has been working hard with his Leadership Victoria team and tonight is his graduation ceremony via ZOOM! This is not an easy program, but it is a very i...