Resident Bowling Fun!

Last night Sharlene and Sarah took the residents at Foundation House out for a night of fun to celebrate Marty, who is moving out next week. The stakes were high! The losing team had to do all the chores for the winning team next week - Marty chose him team and we bowle...

National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day. It's a day to honour and celebrate the histories, languages, and cultures of First Nations, Métis, Inuit, and all First Peoples of Canada, whose presence continues to enrich communities across the country. Today, all Indigenou...

AGM 2022

On June 14th, Umbrella was thrilled to host our 21st Annual General Meeting, in person, at our office. With so many engaged and involved community members, it was standing room only! Marianne Alto spoke about the positive impact Umbrella has on o...

Erik & Sarah’s baby shower

Umbrella's own Erik and his fiancé Sarah are expecting their first child in July. We all know Umbrella loves a good time, so we hosted a wonderful and very non-traditional baby shower for the parents to-be. The weather held out and more than 40 friends, family, cowork...

AIR is Back!

Umbrella is excited to announce the return of the AIR Group on Monday, June 13th at noon via Zoom. AIR (anxiety in recovery) is a support group for those struggling with anxiety in early recovery. Our aim is to provide a safe and nurturing environment where participant...

Happy 1 year James

Umbrella loves to celebrate milestones and this one is worth celebrating! James, also known as Lyca's best friend, is celebrating is 1 year of sobriety, and we couldn't be more proud. James has worked very hard to get here and has laid a foundation for continuous succes...

RAD – Referrals, Applications & Documents

  Many seeking treatment and other services face a serious obstacle in lengthy wait-times for addiction services.  For instance, due to high demand, delays are not uncommon to access an outreach worker who can make a referral to treatment or other services.  Then, it...

Birthday Girls

Its not everyday that we get to celebrate not one, but two, of Umbrella's amazing office staff! Today is the wonderful Sarah's birthday and the amazing Bronwyn's big day is Saturday. Since both ladies are taking tomorrow off, we had a nice lunch with birthday cupcakes f...

Visit to Foundation House

Umbrella had some very special guests visit Foundation House today. Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, Nicholas Simons and MLA of Victoria Beacon Hill Grace Lore joined Erik, Umbrella's Supportive Recovery Housing Coordinator and our ED, Sharlene and ...

Star Wars Day

We take Star Wars Day very seriously at Umbrella. Today we have responded to questions with "pew pew" and have had impromptu light saber battles in the office, but Terry out did us all when he showed up with his original Star Wars pin from when he saw Star Wars on openin...