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. Learn More





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Looking for a Unique Gift Idea?Dec 04, 2018

Finding the perfect gift for that special, albeit picky, someone can be a challenge, especially during the busy holiday season. This year, why not skip the line ups and crowded malls to give a gift that that changes lives.

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Support Giving Tuesday by Joining the 100 Boot ChallengeNov 27, 2018

Today is Giving Tuesday, an international day of giving where people around the world donate to their favourite charities. You can support Giving Tuesday by joining EMBERS in the 100 Boot Challenge.

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Shawn’s Boots Mean Money to Overcome HomelessnessNov 20, 2018

This holiday season, we're asking our supporters to "step up" and help our community overcome employment barriers. Every day, we employ hundreds of people who are working hard to change their lives. People like Shawn who turned to EMBERS when he was faced with homelessness. We asked him to tell us about his story. Here's what he had to say.

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