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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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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Worker Rebuilds Construction CareerAug 17, 2016

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EMBERS helped Gord Cress find work after he faced a setback in his construction career. Learn how he used temporary work to land a full-time job.

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EMBERS Worker Finds Hope Through WorkAug 08, 2016

EMBERS Staffing Solutions' worker Tanya McKay finds hope through work. To Tanya, EMBERS is more than just an employment agency. Read her story to learn why!

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