Administrative Professionals Day!

April 27 is Adminstrative Professionals Day in Canada and we at Umbrella never miss this important day! Our admin team is the heart and soul of Umbrella and we can't imagine where we would be without their hard work and committment. Simply put, we couldn't do our jobs w...

Family Day 2022

A gentle reminder, Umbrella will be closed on Monday, February 21st for Family Day. We wish you all a restful long weekend.

Cold Comfort brings Cheer

Cold Comfort Ice Cream is well known for all the incredible work they do in the community and they have once again come through. In December, Cold Comfort asked the community to drop of clothing donations like coats, scarfs, socks and hand warmers. These wonderful donati...

Getting Prepared for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, our recovery houses have gotten into the spirit of things. Storage space have been explored and decorations have been dusted off to create another year of wonderful winter memories. Recovery over the holiday season is tricky to navigate. We are ...

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...

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.

Truth and Reconcilliation Day

Thursday, September 30 is Truth and Reconciliation Day. Umbrella will be closed to give each of our employees time to reflect and deepen our understanding and honour indigenous residential school survivors, their familiies and communities. 

Christmas at our houses

The residents at our recovery houses are feeling festive and getting ready for Santa. All the trees were decorated by the residents and all are very different, we love them all! We had an artificial tree and some decorations donated to us this year, and of course, ou...

O’ Christmas Tree!

Our friends at Anawim have hooked up Umbrella with the biggest, fattest Christmas tree we have ever had! This massive beauty was delivered to Foundation House, inspected and approved by Lyca and is ready to be decorated by the residents. Evan, our in house Christmas e...