Lighting the Way for People and Community


EMBERS, the Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society, is a social enterprise and 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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Mobile Entrepreneur Works for Cats and OwnersSep 13, 2017

Cat lover and small business owner Cheryl Spencer puts cats and their owners at ease with her mobile cat grooming unit. Learn about her!

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2016 Annual ReportSep 07, 2017

2016 Annual Report Cover
Check out our 2016 Annual Report! See highlights, read inspirational stories, and learn how we have helped to create positive change in our community.

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Worker Builds Carpentry Career at EMBERSSep 05, 2017

Samantha Sinclair, July Employee of the Month
Sam Sinclair started off at EMBERS Staffing Solutions with her Carpentry Level 1 training and little work experience. Now she has a resume she's proud of.

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