Anawim Tree 2019

One of our favorite yearly traditions is shopping for Christmas trees at Anawim House. Anawim has been a great community partner over the years and they always have the most incredible trees! A big thank you to Terry for helping Evan pick out the perfect ones for our re...

Housing Provider of the Year!!

On Sunday, November 17 Umbrella was awarded the Housing Provider of the Year award! Sharlene and Blake, Housing Manager, were at the event to accept the award. This is a true honour to be recognized for our housing program, the staff, board and all our residents are gra...

Hudson House turns 2

It was November 1, 2017 that Umbrella opened our women's recovery house, Hudson House. We have the best, most supportive landlords and the residents are pretty incredible, and very inspiring. We have learned lots and we continue to learn. Umbrella is grateful for the o...

Halloween at our houses

The residents had a lot of fun this Halloween preparing for the tricker-treaters. Hudson and Cooper house carved up their pumpkins and Foundation House did things a little different. One of the residents had some fun in his gorilla costume... You may have seen him givi...

Victoria Royals 2019/20

Sharlene and Bronwyn picked up the Royals season tickets tonight. Every year, the Umbrella Society provides hockey tickets to our supportive recovery housing residents. They are all excited to cheer on the Royals and and get out on the town with fellow residents in recov...

Umbrella’s Angels

Umbrella now has some angels looking over our third stage housing residents. Starting this month, a group of caring citizens that call themselves "Angels" are living up to their name. These kind helpers are shopping with our residents to provide healthy, nutritious meal...

TJ & Nicole

The test of a good hire is to meet TJ. He is usually anxious and nervous around new people...except Nicole. Nicole, who has been with us for a couple months on the SAMI team, and at Hudson House, had a chance to meet TJ, and it is safe to say TJ gives her two paws up!

Montreal Alumni Roster

Look who's coming to town! On February 10th we have the honor of hosting the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team for a charity hockey game. Here's the roster: COACH STEVE SHUTT # 33 RICHARD SÉVIGNY # 6 OLEG PETROV # 12 KEITH ACTON # 15 GLEN METROPOLIT ...

Santa Arrived!

Today, Sharlene and Evan got to play Santa Claus and deliver gifts to the residents of Foundation House, Cooper House and Hudson House. Members of our generous community, like Char, Kristen, Bobbi and Kathy, provided wonderful gifts for the residents of all three houses,...

Hudson House turns 1!

Happy Birthday Hudson House! One year ago today we opened a women's recovery house, and one year later we are happy to report Hudson House is a success! There is a lot of solid recovery at the house, with three of the women having over a year free from drugs and alcohol...