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...

Cold Comfort Ice Cream

This afternoon we got the chance to chat with the owner of local ice cream shop extraordinaire, Cold Comfort. They wanted to know about how Umbrella uses donations and what the impact of a fundraiser was on programs. An hour later, our Facebook lit up when we learned tha...

Issues of Substance

We are pretty proud of our Conor who is currently in Ottawa at the Issue of Substance conference. He has been working with the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research and people with living experience at SOLID on cultural safety in the hospitals. Conor looks pret...

Dr Coutts Visit

At our staff meeting on Wednesday, Dr. Joyce Coutts joined us to talk about substance use and older adults. This is an area that we all need to learn more about and we were grateful for Dr. Coutt's expertise and guidance as she provided the team with lots of helpful tips...

New signage

We have signage! Our awesome neighbours at Creative Sign Design located at #5-416 Garbally Road came by and put our our logo and address in our beautiful orange colour on our front door. Leya was so helpful and professional and her work is incredible. We are loving ou...

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...

Halloween Community Support

How amazing is this? Pete and Brenda, pictured here with the Umbrella team, had their 3rd annual Halloween Haunted House and had a couple of Umbrella donation tins on hand. Today, they joined us at our staff meeting to bring an extremely generous donation of $1415.10! ...

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...

Belmont Secondary Visit

Yesterday, Conor and Sean visited Belmont for a day of awareness and information. These two were fielding lots of questions, engaging with lots of youth and highlighting the good work Umbrella is doing in our community. Thanks to both of these guys for being there for t...

Thank you Rotary Club!

Yesterday, bright and early, Sharlene joined the Sidney by the Sea Rotary Club for coffee and a generous check presentation. We are truly grateful for the support for our housing program and for the Rotary members who do such great work in our community Thank you all.