Discovery Treats

What a treat! Today, Brittany from Discovery Coffee came by for a meeting and brought the most incredible coffee and donuts. We were already excited to get to know this local business better and now we can't wait for the next meeting. We were also excited to learn the Yon...

Valentine’s Day at Umbrella

Umbrella loves to celebrate our staff and board. Valentine's day is the perfect opportunity to tell people we care and sweeten their day. We had such a great time popping in on staff with treats and surprising our board members with surprises in their mailbox. As you can...

Happy 7 years Bronwyn!

Today is a BIG day at Umbrella. Today we celebrate our Bronwyn. It was 7 years ago today that she started working with Umbrella and not only has the organization grown, but Bronwyn has been instrumental in our growth. From each new staff member we hire, to every progr...

Congratulations Dr James!

Umbrella is thrilled to share that our Board Chair, Alison James has successfully defended her dissertation and is now Dr. Alison James! Alison has been working for years towards this epic goal and all of us at Umbrella are so incredibly proud of her!Congratulations Dr. J...

Rainbow Group Changes

Umbrella's Rainbow group will be going to an online format only starting today. Please see below for information on accessing the zoom meeting. In person attendance will resume soon. Umbrella Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Topic: Rainbow Group Tim...

Christmas Comes to Umbrella 2021

Christmas has arrived at Umbrella's supportive recovery houses! With the help of some of the most generous community members we've had the pleasure of working with, Foundation House, Potter House and Cooper House are all ready for a cozy Christmas morning complete with g...

Umbrella Christmas Event 2021

Last week Umbrella staff and board members got together to celebrate the festive season with a night of food, fun and laughter. We had a fantastic dinner at the Delta Ocean Point resort and spent the evening chatting, connecting and heckling Blake who took on the MC roll...

Evan’s night out – Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who chipped in to give Evan a gift of thanks on his last day at Umbrella! This week, he had a blast in Vancouver at a Canucks game with his son. And while the games score did not reflect their enjoyment, Evan was extremely touched by the thoughtfuln...

Happy 1 year Colin!

We could not be more proud of Colin, an Umbrella Supportive Recovery Housing resident, who recently celebrated one year of sobriety and active recovery. Through his connection with other residents and his dedication to doing the work, Colin has shown that recovery is pos...

Lighthouse Pumpkin Carving

Not to be left out, the residents and staff over at Lighthouse had a great time this weekend carving pumpkins for Halloween. Creative and spooky fun was had by all. What a great way to celebrate together. [caption id="attachment_4800" align="aligncenter" width="225"]...