Marathon for Umbrella

Fundraiser by Nadeige Levesque This summer I've been training to run the Royal Victoria Marathon. I'm dedicating my 42km to all the beautiful people who have lost their lives or who are currently struggling with mental health and the commonly co-occurring sub...

Mental Health Roundtable

Umbrella was pleased to be involved in a mental health roundtable conversation about the important role of peer support in our health care system. Minster of Mental Health and Addictions, Hon Jennifer Whitesside and MLA Grace Lore were the leads and some great conversati...

Youth Volunteer Fair

Today at St Michaels University, Kaija and Jake are engaging with youth to learn more about where and how they would like to volunteer. Umbrella doesn't have many volunteer positions outside of our volunteer board, but we are eager to hear what we could do differently. W...

Recovery Month – Trevor

September is recovery month! Every year Umbrella celebrates this important month by sharing messages of recovery from some of our favourite people Meet Trevor. Trevor is currently the General Manager at HeroWorks in Victoria and he is passionate about recovery, our co...

Recovery Month – Kristin

September is recovery month! Every year Umbrella celebrates this important month by sharing messages of recovery from some of our favourite people. Meet Kristin. Kristin and her husband own Banyan Construction and Kristin is also a scientist. She holds a B Sc from UVI...

UVIC Mental Health Fair

Today UVIC is hosting a Mental Health Fair, and Umbrella is pleased to be a part of it. Sean and Josh, our Albina Dream Team, manned the Umbrella table and interacted and engaged with students and other service providers. Lots of great conversations and exchange of ide...

United Way Kickoff

Today at Centennial Square was the annual United Way kickoff. Umbrella was pleased to be among the many service providers around the square engaging with the community and each other. Manning the Umbrella table were Sharlene, Evan and our new Fund Developer Terri (didn'...

Healing yard at F-House

Umbrella was so excited to receive a Community Wellness Grant to upgrade the backyard at Foundation House. This generous grant allowed us to hire Koi Dragon Landscaping and have them turn what was a boring, uninspiring yard into an oasis of healing and sanctuary. The re...

Recovery Month – Stephanie

September is recovery month! Every year Umbrella celebrates this important month by sharing messages of recovery from some of our favourite people. Meet Stephanie. Stephanie lives her life in gratitude and celebrates the abundance of gifts recovery continues to bring i...

Community Partners

Umbrella loves to collaborate with community partners. Today, Sharlene and Evan met with Julian, Cheryl and Leah from Our Place to discuss future recovery projects. Lots of great ideas were floated and a plan was put in place. We are excited to see what transpires!