Umbrella Support Group

To help individuals, and their loved ones, stay connected and receive supports, Umbrella is pleased to offer on online support group starting Monday April 6th 2020. This support group will run every week day (except holidays) from 1-2pm, with two Umbrella team members c...

It’s been 5 great years…

April 1 is a very special day at Umbrella. This marks the day that Umbrella took over the operations of Foundation House from Vancouver Island Addiction Recovery Society in 2015. We are limited with how we can celebrate this wonderful day due to COVID 19, so Umbrella pi...

Our badass Amy

Amy, who has been with Umbrella for just over 2 years, was part of the government's Single Parent Employment Initiative in 2017. Amy currently works at the Pandora Clinic and is an essential support to their patients. This girl is a survivor, a fighter and is a dedicate...

Umbrella and COVID 19

How Umbrella is managing with the COVID 19 pandemic During these uncertain times with social distancing, self-isolating and staying healthy, the Umbrella team is still working hard, we have just made some changes on how we are working. For our clients, we are still pr...

The story of … Conor

Every month in 2020, Umbrella is celebrating our employees work anniversaries. Amy was celebrated in January. Louise, Bronwyn, Bruce and Nicole were all celebrated in February. But March is all about Conor. Conor has been with Umbrella for several years, starting as a...

Flattening the Curve

The Umbrella office will be closed to walk in clients until March 31 2020. At that time we will reassess and keep the community informed. This office closure includes the SMART recovery groups on Wednesdays at noon and the Friday morning Drop-in Group at 10am. We are ...

Team Fun

Today, instead of our usual afternoon staff meeting the team met at Soap for Hope to volunteer. We helped shave soap, funnel shampoo, conditioner and body lotion into jugs, and we cut labels for soap packets. It was a great way to work together as a team doing something...

Meet the Foundation House Team

It takes a team to run Foundation House smoothly, and this team is awesome! Under the leadership of Blake, our Housing Manager, we have Evan, Terry, Sharlene, Bruce and Justin working at the house. Evan and Blake run the morning meetings, with Sharlene as backfill and t...

Meet the AMCS/ER Team

On "Meet the Team Tuesday", we wanted to highlight the great work Lesley, Conor and Cait do at Umbrella. These three amazing workers are located at Royal Jubilee and Victoria General Hospitals. Lesley works at the Jubilee on the Addiction Medicine Consult Service and ...

Engaged for Good

Umbrella is extremely grateful to win this years Engaged for Good HR support through Engaged HR. Umbrella takes a lot of pride in our staff and we work hard to support them and engage them as long term partners. In order to do that, we have to consistently look at our pr...