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.

What's New?

Worker Finds a Healing HomeSep 26, 2017

John Close
After being injured at work, John's future in his chosen career of construction was uncertain. With EMBERS' help, he is able to find joy through work again.

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Thank You, Color Vibe!Sep 25, 2017

EMBERS thanks Color Vibe for donating a portion of their event proceeds! Learn how their gift is able to impact the lives of people living on low incomes.

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Mobile Entrepreneur Works for Cats and OwnersSep 13, 2017

Cat lover and small business owner Cheryl Spencer puts cats and their owners at ease with her mobile cat grooming unit. Learn about her!

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