Lighting the Way for People and Community

EMBERS, the Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society, is a registered community economic development charity located in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Since 2001, EMBERS has helped thousands of people facing barriers to work lead productive, fulfilling lives by offering economic and employment opportunities – including job placements, training and support.

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Marcia Wins YWCA AwardJun 08, 2016

EMBERS' own Founder and CEO Marcia is the winner of the YWCA Women of Distinction Award Community Champion.

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May Employee of the MonthMay 30, 2016

Each month, EMBERS Staffing Solutions recognizes 1 outstanding worker who is committed to turning their life around and working hard. The May 2016 Employee of the Month is Wayne McKay.

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Turning Life Lessons Into a Small BusinessMay 20, 2016

Small Business Owner, Heidi Smith used her creativity and turned her life lessons and struggle with addiction into a growing business.

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