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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Entrepreneur’s Past Experience Leads to New VentureApr 25, 2017

Kailani and Bryan from Copperhead Creative
Bryan Sutton left his IT career to start a landscaping company only to find that his ideal business would make the most of his past experience.

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Temp Work Proves to be a Smart Choice for Career-Oriented WorkerApr 06, 2017

Moku, March Employee of the Month
Because of Moku's flexibility, he's able to earn a living in Vancouver through temporary work while focusing on his career goals.

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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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