Living Wage Certified

Today, Umbrella was certified as a Living Wage Employer. We take pride knowing that we are not contributing to poverty in our community, and that our valued employees are receiving a wage that makes living, working and playing affordable.

Larry retires

Larry Stevens, from Coolaid's REES program, has been a long time friend  and supporter of Umbrella, and a huge advocate for our clients. This week, Angela and Evan went to Larry's retirement party with thanks, hugs and gratitude. Larry will be very missed by Umbrella an...

Terry loves apple pie

We had to share this fun moment. Bronwyn, our awesome admin & pie baker, made Terry a yummy apple pie, which clearly made his day! And, check out the tiny umbrella in the crust. Well done Bronwyn!

Vancity Visit

A few employees from Vancity visited Foundation House today. Elyse, Fred and Ben had a tour and visit with some of the residents and staff as they delivered a check to Umbrella. Umbrella will be using this money to help the residents be more prepared as they transition ...

TJ … an update.

TJ has been living at Foundation House for just under a month and is really adjusting well to all the love and attention he is receiving. He still needs to gain weight, but he is getting used to the busyness of the house and TJ has figured out the best place to sleep i...

Staff Fun Day

Today, Team Umbrella skipped the staff meeting and hit the golf course... the mini-golf course that is. Everyone enjoyed some laughs, competition and sunshine. It was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

Overdose Awareness

Team members Lesley and Jenny were at Centennial Square manning the Umbrella table at the Overdose Awareness Day on August 31. This event brought the community together to grieve, reflect and connect while providing hope that we can stop the crisis.

Alumni BBQ

Last week, the residents and staff from Foundation House invited alumni to join them for an evening of barbecuing, connection and recovery. We had a great turnout with 17 alumni joining us to christen our new barbecue. The success of this event confirms two things; one,...

Brickyard Pizza Fundraiser

Brickyard Pizza had their second annual fundraiser for Umbrella on June 17. Not only do they donate a portion of their pizza and art sales to Umbrella, but the incredibly talented Natalia (pictured below with Umbrella's Evan) offered to donate 100% of the sales of her pa...