Umbrella Christmas Event 2021

Last week Umbrella staff and board members got together to celebrate the festive season with a night of food, fun and laughter. We had a fantastic dinner at the Delta Ocean Point resort and spent the evening chatting, connecting and heckling Blake who took on the MC roll...

Evan’s night out – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who chipped in to give Evan a gift of thanks on his last day at Umbrella! This week, he had a blast in Vancouver at a Canucks game with his son. And while the games score did not reflect their enjoyment, Evan was extremely touched by the thoughtfuln...

Happy 1 year Colin!

We could not be more proud of Colin, an Umbrella Supportive Recovery Housing resident, who recently celebrated one year of sobriety and active recovery. Through his connection with other residents and his dedication to doing the work, Colin has shown that recovery is pos...

Lighthouse Pumpkin Carving

Not to be left out, the residents and staff over at Lighthouse had a great time this weekend carving pumpkins for Halloween. Creative and spooky fun was had by all. What a great way to celebrate together. [caption id="attachment_4800" align="aligncenter" width="225"]...

Indigenous Healing Ceremonies

Umbrella is pleased to have our Indigenous Outreach Team be a part of the healing ceremonies taking place at he R0yal Jubilee All Nations Healing Room. These ceremonies consist of traditional smudging blessings, burning of sage/cedar, drumming and smudging. Pictured bel...

Happy Halloween!

We love holidays at Umbrella. Any chance to decorate, celebrate, eat candy and carve pumpkins is a fun time! This year we brought pumpkins to some of our transitional housing sites and to Foundation House and our amazing Angels brought pumpkins to Potter and Cooper Hous...

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...