Fresh Coat

Umbrella hired our favourite contractor Dave Surtees to give a little TLC to the front of the house and the stairs, and we had to share how great they look. In October, these stairs will be the backdrop for a photo with residents and the Boston Bruins Alumni so we had t...

AGM 2019

Tonight was Umbrella's AGM. We were thrilled with the turnout, support and great speakers. Thank you to all who attended. We are filled with gratitude. We are so thankful for Jacquelin, our board chair, who is so passionate about Umbrella. Echo Kulpas, our previo...

Watermelon Champion

Check out this trophy! Our bookkeeper extraordinaire Steve won his workplace watermelon eating contest while raising some money for Umbrella. Steve is a very important person to Sharlene and the team, and it is little things like eating more watermelon than anyone else ...

IKEA trip

As our office move creeps closer, Bronwyn and Sharlene decided a trip to IKEA was in order. We needed everything! Quadra Village Community Centre has taken pretty great care of us all these years, so we didn't even have a toilet brush or dish rack, and we love IKEA. We...

2019 AGM

Umbrella's 2019 Annual General Meeting is on Wednesday, June 12 at 5pm. If you would like to join us and hear more about the great work Umbrella is doing in the community, please contact our office at 250-380-0595. We would love to see you!

11 Amazing Years

Today marks the 11th anniversary for Sharlene at the Umbrella Society. Umbrella is lucky to be staffed by people who are passionate and committed to their work and their clients. This is in no small part because of our leadership. From her start as an Outreach Worker, th...

The Big, Bad Boston Bruins

Umbrella is beyond thrilled to announce our second fundraiser taking place October 5, 2019 at The Q Centre. We have invited the Big, Bad Boston Bruins Alumni, led by Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque, to come to Victoria and play a charity hockey game with all funds goi...

MHSU Awards

Yesterday was the 4th annual MHSU Community Service Awards ceremony. Our ED, Sharlene, is the Chair of that committee and was at on hand to present awards to two amazing community members. This years recipients were Judge Ernie Quantz and Cafe owner Lori Tronko, and the...

UWGV Overdose Prevention Project

Today was the Overdose Prevention Project that the United Way hosted at The Bay Centre. Blake and Robyn manned the Umbrella table, while milling around learning more about the other great service providers on hand. The big impact was the wall of wooden roses, one for ev...

We are moving!!

Umbrella is moving!  This is a huge move for us, we have been nestled in Quadra Village Community Centre since ... ever. We've never been anywhere else! QVCC has been so incredibly supportive and amazing to us, but they are growing and we are growing - it is time. Eff...