Truth & Reconciliation Day

September 30 is Truth and Reconciliation Day. Umbrella will be closed so we can honour and remember all of the children who went to school and didn't come home, as well as their families who survived these atrocities. We at Umbrella are committed to do more toward real...

Big Day at Umbrella!

Bronwyn has been with Umbrella for seven years, but today was her first day as a full time employee! We are very excited to have her join staff meetings, and see the fun things Umbrella does after 2pm, when she used to leave each day. As always, we celebrated with cake,...

Umbrella Sandwich Day

Today was Sandwich Day at Umbrella! Over the last few weeks our staff submitted orders for their perfect custom-made sandwich. This morning, our office staff and a few board members got to work; slicing, chopping, spreading and stacking to make beautiful sandwiches and w...

United Way Block Party

Today Sharlene and Kate spent the day on Government Street, manning the Umbrella table for the United Way block party. Umbrella and many other United Way funded organizations were set up to meet the community and each other. It was a great day and we met a lot of great ...

Campus Connect

Today, Umbrella was pleased to be a part of Campus Connect at Royal Roads University. Blake and Bronwyn were at RRU to field any questions, outline our programs and offer supports as needed. Umbrella is launching our new recovery campaign and this was a great opportunit...

Heart Award

The great Island Health staff at Tillicum Apartments made an award and medals for Umbrella's two full time staff members, Matt and Robin. These guys go above and beyond with the residents at Tillicum and work as part of a team with the Island Health staff on site. We ar...

Sober Fest 2022

Umbrella was proud to attend Sober Fest this past Saturday as a sponsor. It was a great day to celebrate recovery and the incredible people in the recovery community. We can't wait for for this to become an annual event!

Staff Barbecue

Yesterday was another great Umbrella barbecue. Staff were encouraged to come by the office on their lunch to grab a beef, chicken or veggie burger for lunch. It was also a goodbye for Ashmita, who has left us to attend UVIC and Carly who is off to University of Toronto,...

Project Reconnect

Today at Royal Athletic Park is Project Reconnect. This important community resource fair was on hiatus during COVID but we are excited to see it back. Come down to RAP between 11-3pm today and say hello to Alfred and James manning the Umbrella table. Thanks to the Dow...

International Cat Day at Umbrella

Today, August 8, is International Cat Day and we are big fans of our feline friends and wanted to celebrate our staff members best friends. We don't tell the cats about today though, because they think everyday is Cat Day! Shelagh's cat clearly likes to be the centre ...