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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Worker Finds a Fit in Non-Profit Temp LabourJul 17, 2018

Michel, EMBERS Staffing Solutions' June Employee of the Month
Michel came to EMBERS after completing a recovery program at UGM. His desire to work matched well with EMBERS Staffing Solutions' unique approach to temporary labour. Now, he's more motivated than ever to move ahead in his career! Learn more about Michel's experience with EMBERS.

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Female Entrepreneurs Empower One AnotherJun 27, 2018

An all-female group of EMBERS Ventures alums support and encourage each other regularly as they strive to launch and build their businesses.

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Young Filmmakers Capture EMBERS’ StoryJun 25, 2018

A team of high school students created a short film for their school presentation that featured EMBERS' CEO, Marcia Nozick, and former workers Stephen, Mike, and Heriberto.

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