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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95% of our Workers Use our Free Equipment Rental ServiceNov 14, 2018

Almost all of our jobs require work boots and 95% of our workers borrow equipment from us. This means that we purchase over 60 pairs of new boots every three months. Each year, we ask our community to help even more workers put their best foot forward by donating to our 100 Boot Challenge, a 10-week fundraiser to help us purchase work boots for our  EMBERS Staffing Solutions workers.

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Building Stronger Communities TogetherNov 06, 2018

Our 2017 annual report is ready for your viewing pleasure! Have a look and see the impact you've helped us create.

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EMBERS Worker of the Month Gives Back to CommunityNov 01, 2018

David is EMBERS Staffing Solutions top pick for the October Employee of the Month award. After presenting him with his award, we sat down to chat with David to learn about his experience with our temporary staffing agency.

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