Al Ferraby

Guess who is singing the national anthem at our charity hockey game? CFAX's host Al Ferraby! We are really excited to welcome Al to be a part of our big fundraiser and the day. Game day and double header tickets and a limited amount of VIP tickets are on sale, get your...

Happy Retirement!

Kelly Sharman, Coordinator of SAMI and AMCS for Island Health, and HUGE supporter of Umbrella, is celebrating his last day of work. Umbrella values and appreciates Kelly and all he has done for the MHSU system and clients, and will miss him A LOT! To celebrate this exci...

It’s Cliff!

Everyone at Umbrella is very excited that The Q's Cliff Lequesne has agreed to be the announcer at our Charity Hockey Game on February 10, 2019. This family friendly event sees the Greater Victoria Firefighters facing off against the Montreal Canadiens Alumni! We can't ...

Welcome Cindy!

Umbrella is excited to welcome our newest board member, Cindy Trytten. We have all enjoyed connecting with Cindy in the community over the years and are delighted that she has taken on a director position on the Umbrella Board.

Puppies!

It was a tough start to the work day today for Evan and Lesley. While sharing about Umbrella with provincial employees, a group of adorable puppies arrived filled with energy, licks and love! Puppies make early morning starts worthwhile!

Project Connect 2018

Project Connect is one of our favorite community events and it's not hard to see why. Yesterday, Blake and Cait had a great time connecting with the community and learning about the other resources available to people struggling with housing, mental health, addiction and ...

Safety First!

Somedays you just never know what to expect when you start your day at Umbrella. This morning our Team Lead Chris, shared his story on behalf of the United Way with a hard hat. safety goggles and a safety vest! Chris was welcomed by hundreds of caring workplace employee...

Royals Season Kickoff

Tonight Umbrella staff Sharlene and Blake and a couple of Cooper House residents gathered at the Save On Foods Arena to celebrate the start of the Victoria Royals hockey season. This was the kick off for season ticket holders and the energy and excitement could be felt b...

Recovery Capital Conference

Umbrella's Lesley and Angela were able to attend the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada in New Westminster on September 6 & 7. They both have said this was an incredible conference, with a lot of great new ideas and new ways of thinking. The conference introduced u...

Driftwood Newspaper

The team at Umbrella were thrilled to see this great article about our awesome Lesley and the good work she has started over on Saltspring Island. Lesley has done a terrific job building connections, meeting local resources and already has some new clients on Saltspring!...