July Staff Anniversaries

As we wind up of the month of July, we wanted to reflect and celebrate all of our awesome historical July hires. Luke. On July 27, 2020, Luke joined the arena/hotel  team. He was instantly a client and staff favourite and we quickly scooped him from that role and broug...

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...

Thank you Yonnni’s!

On Wednesday, Tiny Homes received a delicious donation of doughnuts from Yonni's Doughnuts. The residents were so grateful for the treats and they were gobbled up quickly! The staff from Our Place and Umbrella, pictured below, work at Tiny Town and are so appreciative ...

Thank You Note

It's a lovely feeling when a person goes out of their way to let someone know they're making a difference. Check out this note a transitional housing resident left for our staff. Working at the transitional housing sites can be challenging. No one knows that bett...

June Staff Anniversaries

June has been a month where we hire amazing women! One June 29, 2020 the amazing Nicole W joined our team. Starting strong at the Transitional Housing sites, Nicole was soon moved to a permanent role on ICM Team. Recently she accepted a new challenge in our ED/PES rol...

Early Bday Lunch

A few staff surprised Evan with an early birthday lunch at his favourite restaurant, Vietnam House. It was nice to take a few minutes away from the busyness of work and celebrate Evan and his big milestone birthday coming up this weekend. He was pretty surprised by it...

Cold Comfort at Tiny Town

On a wonderfully warm and sunny Wednesday, Umbrella supported the Tiny Homes community at their first ever community meeting. These meetings are a great opportunity for residents to connect, share compliments and concerns, as well as connect with staff on site about ser...

Staff Anniversaries – May

It appears that May is a pretty awesome month for hiring great staff at Umbrella. This month we celebrate the work anniversaries of four of our amazing team! On May 27, 2020 Umbrella hired the awesome Justin Best! Justin goes to UVIC and was available to work weekends,...

Thank you City of Victoria

In December 2020, Umbrella received funding from the City of Victoria to provide meals, wellness checks and conversations with the unhoused living in Victoria parks. We partnered with the great folks at the Red Cedar Cafe to deliver delicious hot breakfasts daily. Umb...

Staff Anniversaries – April

It appears that April is a busy month of hiring at Umbrella! This month we celebrate the work anniversaries of many wonderful Umbrella staff. Dottie. On April 10 in 2017, Dottie joined Umbrella as a casual for ICMT and later added SURF, Transitional Housing and the Gr...