Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving from the board and staff at Umbrella. We hope everyone takes time to reflect on things they are thankful for, no matter how small.

Our busy girl Lyca

There is no greater love than that of a dog, and Lyca has so much love to give. This lucky girl has more than a dozen humans who love, walk and spoil her. The guys at the house do the day to day stuff, but the previous residents, resident's moms and staff all come and t...

Join our team!

Umbrella is hiring! If you have ever considered working in the mental health and addiction field then now is your chance. Umbrella has a great team and we want you to be a part of it. Umbrella is looking for kind, compassionate individuals to join us, please check out ...

Truth and Reconcilliation Day

Thursday, September 30 is Truth and Reconciliation Day. Umbrella will be closed to give each of our employees time to reflect and deepen our understanding and honour indigenous residential school survivors, their familiies and communities. 

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...

Leadership Victoria Awards

On September 15, many community members came together to celebrate leadership. Umbrella was thrilled to have our Executive Director, Sharlene Law, awarded for her tireless work related to a healthy standard of living. As a Leadership Victoria Alumni, Sharlene works hard...

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...

Our Evan…

Today was a bittersweet day. Umbrella, staff, board, friends and funders turned up in droves to Umbrella's office to wish Evan well. From 2-6pm it was non-stop coming and going at the office with people coming to share their thanks and share how Evan has impacted their ...

Overdose Awareness Day

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day. Today we mourn the loss of thousands of lives due to toxic drug poisoning. Today we stand with first responders, front line workers, health care workers and loved ones and ask for more to be done. Today, we hope for change.

August Staff Anniversaries

August has proven to be another great month of hiring at Umbrella. Some of our favourite people were hired during August, check them out! Blake joined Umbrella on August 8, 2018. He started in our Corrections program building that brand new program up to what it is n...