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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Build A Business Makes Dreams a RealitySep 19, 2016

EMBERS Ventures Build A Business
EMBERS Ventures' Program Manager Johanna Li reflects on what makes Build A Business a one-of-a-kind business training program in Vancouver.

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August Employee of the MonthSep 01, 2016

Abdou Employee of the Month
Each month, EMBERS Staffing Solutions recognizes one outstanding worker who is committed to turning their life around. The August 2016 Employee of the Month is Abdou Mbodj.

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Read Our 2015 Annual ReportAug 24, 2016

EMBERS 2015 Annual Report
EMBERS' 2015 Annual Report celebrating our 15 years is now online. Check it out to review highlights from 2015 and to read stories from our community!

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