Goodbye Chris

Today was a sad day at Umbrella. Our long time team member Chris has resigned after 6 years with us. Chris has had many career paths from a coroner to airline steward, we can't wait to see what his next adventure is! There were lots of hugs, tears, memories and, of c...

CFB Esquimalt

Today Mike and Robyn were at CFB Esquimalt for the launch of United Way's Campaign. There was a lot of great interactions, lots of interest in Umbrella and lots of fun to be had by these two. We love these opportunities to meet new people and talk about the great work U...

Safety First!

Somedays you just never know what to expect when you start your day at Umbrella. This morning our Team Lead Chris, shared his story on behalf of the United Way with a hard hat. safety goggles and a safety vest! Chris was welcomed by hundreds of caring workplace employee...

Royals Season Kickoff

Tonight Umbrella staff Sharlene and Blake and a couple of Cooper House residents gathered at the Save On Foods Arena to celebrate the start of the Victoria Royals hockey season. This was the kick off for season ticket holders and the energy and excitement could be felt b...

Recovery Capital Conference

Umbrella's Lesley and Angela were able to attend the Recovery Capital Conference of Canada in New Westminster on September 6 & 7. They both have said this was an incredible conference, with a lot of great new ideas and new ways of thinking. The conference introduced u...

New staff, new photos

It was time to update our team photos again, so we arranged the talented Erin Ruff, from Erinruffphotography.com to capture our awesome team. If you are looking for a great photographer that is easy to work with and takes amazing shots, we happily recommend Erin! We als...

Royals Season Tickets

Once again, Umbrella is excited to support our Victoria Royals hockey team this upcoming season. The residents from both Foundation House and Cooper House are looking forward to cheering on the Royals at all their home games. The collaborations with our local hockey org...

Overdose Awareness Day

On Wednesday, August 29 from 4-7pm,  please join Umbrella and many others in our community at Centennial Square, for International Overdose Awareness Day. There will be information tables, resources, Naloxone training and kits, memorial activities and a candlelight vig...

Umbrella and The Habs

We are really, really excited! On February 10, 2019, the Montreal Canadiens alumni are playing a charity hockey game with all funds going to Umbrella. There are so many exciting details we are working on, but we promise a fun day of hockey, community, food and Umbrella....

Doggy updates!

Lyca and TJ updates. Two of our supportive recovery houses for men have also become home to two, very sweet, rescue dogs. Lyca, living at Foundation House continues to greet everyone each time the door to the house opens ... and that door opens a lot! She loves all the...