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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Worker Finds Fresh Start in ConstructionMar 06, 2017

Leonard, Employee of the Month
After work in landscaping dried up, Leonard packed his bags and moved from the Maritimes to Vancouver where he discovered a new career in construction.

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Q&A With Steve Deller, Opportunity Hunter and EMBERS Ventures InstructorFeb 14, 2017

Steve Deller, EMBERS Ventures instructor.
Q&A with Steve Deller, an entrepreneur and instructor with EMBERS Ventures that helps new entrepreneurs navigate their first few years of business.

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Worker Building Towards Her Future CareerFeb 01, 2017

Diane Tierney, January Employee of the Month
EMBERS Staffing Solutions' employee Diane Tierney, is an outstanding worker who is dedicated to becoming self-sufficient. Learn more about her!

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