Lighting the Way for People and Community

EMBERS, the Eastside Movement for Business and Economic Renewal Society, is a social enterprise and 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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Get an “EMBERS” Bar!Feb 20, 2018

EMBERS Bar at Purebread Hastings.
Get an 'EMBERS Bar' at Purebread to support the work of EMBERS. This special treat is only available during Experience Hastings Crossing, Feb. 23 to Mar. 4.

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You’re Invited: The Lady Roughneck SocialFeb 14, 2018

Want to support female flaggers and construction workers while enjoying good food and company? If so, come to this fundraiser for EMBERS Staffing Solutions!

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Worker Finds Stability in Temp WorkFeb 01, 2018

After a decade of working in retail, Fraser returned to the construction industry and is now enjoying the freedom and flexibility that temp work brings.

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