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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Thank you for 153 boots!Feb 05, 2019

Have you heard? Our 100 Boot Challenge raised $15,355, enough to put 153 pairs of boots on our workers' feet. That's 1,530 toes that are kept safe, warm, and dry while at work.

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Meet this Year’s First Employee of the MonthJan 29, 2019

Sam is EMBERS Staffing Solutions top pick for the January Employee of the Month award. We think Sam deserves this award because she works hard, shows up, and always has a positive attitude.

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EMBERS CEO Wins Prestigious University of Manitoba AwardJan 22, 2019

We're over the moon excited to announce that Marcia, our CEO, is this year's recipient of the University of Manitoba (UM) Distinguished Alumni Award for Professional Achievement.

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