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EMBERS at a Glance



EMBERS Community Economic Development Work in Vancouver

EMBERS (Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society) was founded in 2001 as a social enterprise with a mandate to create economic and employment opportunities for people living on low incomes and to build stronger, sustainable communities. We are a community economic development Vancouver charity that supports individuals to develop productive futures, allowing them to gain confidence, build self-esteem and make a valuable contribution to the community.

EMBERS walks like a charity; runs like a business

EMBERS mission is to help people rediscover hope and self-sufficiency through the power of work. In service to our mission, EMBERS is proud to offer three successful job-creating social enterprises that each contribute to our community economic development work:

EMBERS Staffing Solutions, a social enterprise, gets people back to work through temporary and transitional jobs, acting as a bridge to full-time employment.
EMBERS Ventures helps low-income entrepreneurs start and grow small businesses and social enterprises in Vancouver.
EMBERS Green Renovations, a social enterprise, creates green jobs by providing sustainable renovation services to property owners.

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In the News

EMBERS Staffing Solutions is Trico's Social Enterprize Gold Award winner in the under $1 Million category! Click here to read more about the award and be sure to watch Trico's short video featuring EMBERS CEO Marcia Nozick and Director of Recruitment, Doug Aason. Thank you Trico and all of EMBERS' loyal supporters!