SMART Recovery

Umbrella is excited to announce that we are hosting a weekly SMART recovery meeting at our office starting Wednesday, August 21 at 12noon to 1:30. This drop in recovery support group is welcome to all and is facilitated by Lesley and Adrian. Lesley has been faciliating ...

Thank you United Way!

How lucky are we? Rachel from the United Way called us today about tickets for the Harbour Cats game tonight, and offered them to Umbrella. It took a quick call to Cooper House and Foundation House to have them all spoken for. The guys are all very excited to attend an...

YT5 Team

Today at our weekly staff meeting, Amy was our chair and the new YT5 team joined us. This youth outreach team is supporting youth clients between 13-19 with an integrated team approach providing support, services and system navigation to our youth population. Lorna, the...

United Way Visit

Today members of the United Way team popped by Foundation House to chat with us about the great work Umbrella is doing in the community. The United Way has been a huge support of Umbrella and we always look forward to opportunities to chat with them and express our thank...

Our new office!

It took all day Friday and half of Sunday, but we have the new office set up and ready to go for Tuesday! This office was truly a community effort with support from our board, staff, residents, and community. There was some major magic that played a role in this move as...

IKEA building

Umbrella has been busy getting our new office all set up. We needed to enlist the help of board, staff and friends of Umbrella to get all the IKEA things together. As you can see Kelly and Sean were working hard while Evan was falling behind.. looking distracted by his ...

Thank you QVCC!

Today we said goodbye to our amazing friends at the Quadra Village Community Centre. For the last 15 years, QVCC has been our home, our only office. The staff there have been an incredible part of shaping the future of the Umbrella Society. Today, we transition to our...

Soap for Hope

When Bronwyn, Sharlene and Alison attended Thriving Non-Profits they made lots of great community connections. Today, Sharlene and Evan went to Soap for Hope and toured their amazing program, led by Anne, the ED of Disaster Aid Canada. Anne loaded our car up with linens...

AGM 2019

Tonight was Umbrella's AGM. We were thrilled with the turnout, support and great speakers. Thank you to all who attended. We are filled with gratitude. We are so thankful for Jacquelin, our board chair, who is so passionate about Umbrella. Echo Kulpas, our previo...