Offering Hope and Self Sufficiency

Embers Charity Events



EMBERS is a Vancouver charity that supports the Downtown Eastside community through its three divisions: EMBERS Staffing Solutions, EMBERS Green Renovations and EMBERS Ventures programs. We are proud to host and participate in a number of Vancouver charity events each year to help those in need of support and resources.

Mark the date! July 29th, 2014 is EMBERS Charity Golf Tournament

EMBERS will be hosting its 6th Annual Charity Golf Tournament event at Greenacres Golf Course in Richmond. Following the success of our 2013 tournament, in large part thanks to our wonderful sponsors and players, we raised close to $35,000! In 2014 we are shooting for the stars with our goal to out-golf and out-shine our 2013 tournament.

EMBERS takes away Gold at the Social EnterPrize World Forum

The Social EnterPrize awards were created to recognize and celebrate leadership and excellence in social entrepreneurship across Canada by the Trico Foundation. This year, EMBERS was recognized as Canada’s #1 social enterprise in the under $1M category. The award was presented at the 2013 Social Enterprise World Forum, in Calgary by the Trico Foundation.

Doug Aason

Doug Aason, was present as the Social Enterprise World Forum to accept the award on behalf of EMBERS

EMBERS receives GVHBA Community Service Member of the Year Award

As a member of the Greater Vancouver Home Builder’s Association (GVHBA), EMBERS was awarded the Community Service Member of the Year award at the October 2, 2013 GVHBA Awards of Excellence.

Embers Receives GVHBA Award

From left to right: EMBERS Operations Manager, Yvonne Hopkins and Board Member Barry Fenton, with Blake Hudema of the GVHBA and Pete Ryznor of The Vancouver Sun.

EMBERS wins 2012 Social Enterprise Dragons Event!

EMBERS Staffing Solutions Executive Director Marcia Nozick and Business Development Manager Josh Hannigan shone on March 8th, 2012 at Enterprising Non-Profits’ Social Enterprise Dragons Competition, walking away not only with some much needed financial and in-kind contributions, but with the support and admiration of all of the Dragons — who as it turns out aren’t so fiery after all.

Embers Wins SED

From left to right: Kent Chowrun(KPMG), Josh Hannigan (ESS), Marcia Nozick (ESS), Patrick Seeton (KPMG) and Sara Hayward (KPMG)