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 Aims High After Hitting Rock BottomJun 19, 2017

Abandoned as a child, EMBERS Staffing Solutions' worker Dorian Dickinson has changed his reality from a life of drugs and crime, to a life of clean living and self-sufficiency.

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Thank You, Lush!Jun 14, 2017

EMBERS is grateful to Lush Charity Pot for donating steel toe boots and fresh handmade Lush products for our workers! Learn more about the treats and tools they gave our workers.

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Worker Finds Hope for a Meaningful CareerMay 03, 2017

After 20 years of unfulfilling work, Heriberto finally found the support he needed to pursue his dreams.

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