Hammer Time

Umbrella Society, in partnership with VICA, is pleased to share our newest group, Hammer Time. Beginning June 10th, this group is available to provide support for people in construction who are struggling with substance use issues, and may need access to recovery and/or h...

Cold Comfort at Tiny Town

On a wonderfully warm and sunny Wednesday, Umbrella supported the Tiny Homes community at their first ever community meeting. These meetings are a great opportunity for residents to connect, share compliments and concerns, as well as connect with staff on site about ser...

Staff Anniversaries – May

It appears that May is a pretty awesome month for hiring great staff at Umbrella. This month we celebrate the work anniversaries of four of our amazing team! On May 27, 2020 Umbrella hired the awesome Justin Best! Justin goes to UVIC and was available to work weekends,...

Connections is back

Umbrella is excited to announce the return of the Connections Group on Tuesdays beginning May 25th 2021. You are invited to a Zoom Virtual Health Visit.   Join the Virtual Health Visit https://phsa.zoom.us/j/64620555218?pwd=Q1N6cTErOWJlQk9SWjZQS01rZ0lKUT09 Meeting ...

Thank you City of Victoria

In December 2020, Umbrella received funding from the City of Victoria to provide meals, wellness checks and conversations with the unhoused living in Victoria parks. We partnered with the great folks at the Red Cedar Cafe to deliver delicious hot breakfasts daily. Umb...

Staff Anniversaries – April

It appears that April is a busy month of hiring at Umbrella! This month we celebrate the work anniversaries of many wonderful Umbrella staff. Dottie. On April 10 in 2017, Dottie joined Umbrella as a casual for ICMT and later added SURF, Transitional Housing and the Gr...

Warner Bros Donation

Warner Bros has been filming a movie called Maid, in Victoria for several months. They reached out to Umbrella (via the United Way) to offer some chairs from their movie set. We are the proud owner of 18 fun blue outdoor chairs which will be shared between two of our ho...

Poor Lyca

Awww, poor sweet Lyca! She somehow managed to get an infection in her eye and has lots of drops and medication to help her get better. She also has the cone of shame, that she hates but it is for the greater good! Speedy recovery sweet girl!

New SMART Recovery Meeting

Umbrella is excited to share our new in person SMART Recovery meeting on Thursdays from 6-7:30pm.  Two SMART facilitators will host a small meeting at Umbrella's office. To maintain the health and safety of everyone and adhere to the current provincial...

Administrative Professionals Day

Today in Canada, was Administrative Professionals Day, and we wanted to show our appreciation for all the work our admin team does by showering them with flowers, cards, treats, lunch and some indulgent self care. So often we forget that the admin team is the foundati...