Victoria Master Gardeners Association

Our staff had the pleasure of meeting with some volunteers from the Victoria Master Gardeners Association recently to talk about the therapeutic value of gardening. These great community members will be working with our team to create a therapeutic gardening program for r...

Minister Sheila Malcolmson

Yesterday, some folks from Umbrella had a great ZOOM meeting with Minister Sheila Malcolmson from the Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions. Our Executive Director Sharlene, Team Lead Evan and Board Member Guy joined Minister Malcolmson for an in-depth discussion ab...

Thank you Yonnni’s!

On Wednesday, Tiny Homes received a delicious donation of doughnuts from Yonni's Doughnuts. The residents were so grateful for the treats and they were gobbled up quickly! The staff from Our Place and Umbrella, pictured below, work at Tiny Town and are so appreciative ...

Thank You Note

It's a lovely feeling when a person goes out of their way to let someone know they're making a difference. Check out this note a transitional housing resident left for our staff. Working at the transitional housing sites can be challenging. No one knows that bett...

June Staff Anniversaries

June has been a month where we hire amazing women! One June 29, 2020 the amazing Nicole W joined our team. Starting strong at the Transitional Housing sites, Nicole was soon moved to a permanent role on ICM Team. Recently she accepted a new challenge in our ED/PES rol...

Sober is Sexy!

We agree with Pamela Anderson - sober is sexy. Umbrella is grateful for the autographed print and to share the message of recovery!  

Early Bday Lunch

A few staff surprised Evan with an early birthday lunch at his favourite restaurant, Vietnam House. It was nice to take a few minutes away from the busyness of work and celebrate Evan and his big milestone birthday coming up this weekend. He was pretty surprised by it...

BBQ at Muncey Place

Friday was barbecue day at Muncey Place. Umbrella teamed up with our friends at Our Place to provide over 200 hot dogs to residents living at Muncey Place (formerly Comfort Inn). These kind of social events are a great way for us to connect with residents and have som...

Thank you Jacquelin and Marion

Last night at Umbrella's AGM we had the tough job of saying goodbye to two of our board members. Marion has been a member since 2017 and quickly took on the important role of Board Treasurer. The skills and insight that she has brought to Umbrella has had an incredible...

End of The Roll

  Once again, the business community has stepped up in an incredible way. The stairs at Foundation House are in need of new flooring and we wanted to explore linoleum as an option. Jeremy, a resident at Foundation House chatted with the folks at End of the Roll and arr...