Lyca gets political

Normally all of us at Umbrella, including our house dog Lyca, try to keep politics out of our day to day work - but not today. Lyca received a Donald Trump Chew Toy from Bronwyn and it is her new favourite thing! She carries him around, pulls at his hair and makes him ...

Care Packages

When we had our last staff meeting March 18, we had no idea how long it would be until we all saw each other again, in person. We are almost at the two month mark and boy do we miss seeing our team weekly. So much so, that we created care packages for all staff, and d...

ZOOM Board Meetings

Last night, Umbrella held our monthly board meeting via ZOOM. We had to cancel April's board meeting due to the uncertainty of the COVID situation, so it had been awhile since we met. Our board is a critical resource for the ED and they are a group of warm, caring and c...

Dean

On May 6th 2019, Umbrella was lucky to have Dean join us for his practicum. We didn't know at the time what a gift had been shared with us. During his practicum, Dean provided incredibly important counseling support for many Umbrella clients. He also participated in our ...

The Umbrella Experience

Coffee. Conversation. Connection. Umbrella is pleased to offer a check in group for anyone wanting connection and conversation. During the COVID 19 pandemic, we will be offering this experience via ZOOM and participants will need to supply their own coffee! An Umbr...

Happy Admin Day!

Today is Administrative Professionals Day and we want to take a moment to tell you about our wonderful administrative team! First there is Bronwyn. She is the voice behind the phone and words behind the emails at Umbrella. Bronwyn has been with Umbrella for 5 years, ke...

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...

SMART Recovery Online

Umbrella is excited to share that our regular Wednesday SMART Recovery meeting will be held online. Umbrella Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: SMART Recovery Time: Wednesdays from noon - 1:30pm Join Zoom Meeting https://smartrecovery.zoom....

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...