Lunch with Angels

Umbrella has their own Angels. We really do. This wonderful group of caring individuals, who refer to themselves as Angels, support our residents and the programs we run that empower people to make changes in their lives. Today, at a wonderful lunch with Penny and Deed...

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...

Discovery Treats

What a treat! Today, Brittany from Discovery Coffee came by for a meeting and brought the most incredible coffee and donuts. We were already excited to get to know this local business better and now we can't wait for the next meeting. We were also excited to learn the Yon...

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...

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...

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...

Minister Sheila Malcolmson

Yesterday, some folks from Umbrella had a great ZOOM meeting with Minister Sheila Malcolmson from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. Our Executive Director Sharlene, Team Lead Evan and Board Member Guy joined Minister Malcolmson for an in-depth discussion ab...

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...

Hammer Time

Umbrella Society, in partnership with VICA, is pleased to share our newest group, Hammer Time. This group is available to provide support for people in construction who are struggling with substance use issues, and may need access to recovery and/or harm reduction service...

Connections is back

Umbrella is excited to announce the return of the Connections Group on Tuesdays beginning May 25th 2021. You are invited to a Zoom Virtual Health Visit.   Join the Virtual Health Visit https://phsa.zoom.us/j/64620555218?pwd=Q1N6cTErOWJlQk9SWjZQS01rZ0lKUT09 Meeting ...