Chamber Lunch

Today Blake and Sharlene enjoyed a wonderful lunch at a Chamber of Commerce event. Todays speaker was Kevin Falcon, Leader of the Opposition and the BC United party. He is a very passionate speaker and has a lot of big ideas if he is elected. The highlight of the lunch...

VIC PD Visit

Today, Evan, Sharlene and Erik met with Deputy Chief Constable Jamie McRae and Inspector Jeff Lawson at Foundation House. We invited these two officers to the house to learn more about Umbrella and the work we do, but more importantly, we wanted to connect so that we co...

Youth & Philanthropy Initiative

Aevin and Anina, grade 10 students from Stellys Secondary School were part of their school's Youth Philanthropy Initiative. Part of the YPI is to select a non-profit organization then research and interview a staff member about that org. Aevin and Anina met with Evan an...

Big Wheel Burger

Umbrella is charity of the month at Big Wheel Burger for the month of May. Today a few of us ordered some of their delicious burgers, fries and pickles and we enjoyed a rare lunch together. Time is running out to enjoy Umbrella's burger, the Big Onion Burger and directl...

Pranking Zack

Yesterday Zack, a huge Edmonton Oilers fan, put a small note on Jake's Vancouver Canucks flag. This turned into Jake, a huge Vancouver Canucks fan, needing to return the gesture, but on a bigger level. Having access to Zack's outreach calendar came in handy as Jake and ...

BBQ for Evan

Today we celebrated Evan! Next week is Evan's 10 years with Umbrella, but he will be away, so we celebrated early. We had family, friends and employees all gather for a bbq at Umbrella headquarters. Trevor manned the bbq and we had Evan trivia that went a lightening ro...

CUPE Presentation

Each September CUPE representatives  from all over BC gather and part of their business includes submitting which organization they would like to financially donate to. How lucky we are that they chose the Umbrella Society this year. On Saturday, May 4 Rebecca a...

Podcast Season 2/E12 – Amy

In today's episode, we site down with Amy, another strong woman and mother in recovery. Amy shares a challenging and heart wrenching story of recovery and the work put in to stop the family cycle of addiction. Check out our podcast page to have a listen.

Albina turns 1

Yesterday was a day for celebration at the Albina site where Umbrella works with Our Place. It was one year ago that the newly purpose built housing site had completed building and had residents moving in. The weather held out, burgers were grilled, cake was eaten and f...

RBC Chat

Today, folks from RBC branches joined Evan and Sharlene for a conversation about Umbrella and how RBC can help. We at Umbrella love partnering with RBC, they share a similar community vision and values as we do and they enjoy supporting non-profits, like Umbrella, to make...