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 Stays Active with Skilled LabourJun 19, 2018

Girma, EMBERS Staffing Solutions' May Employee of the Month
Girma struggled with finding work after moving to Vancouver. After staying at a shelter and struggling, he's now found meaningful work doing skilled labour with EMBERS Staffing Solutions. Learn more about Girma's story.

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EMBERS Eastside Works’ Mural Contest OpensJun 04, 2018

Want to make a beautiful, lasting contribution to EMBERS Eastside Works? We are commissioning an artist from the community to produce a mural for a concrete column at our space on 57 E. Hastings St.

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Worker Discovers Her Own Strength Through WorkJun 01, 2018

Debbie stopped working because of the opioid crisis and played soccer to cope with her pain. See how a chance encounter with EMBERS helped her move forward in her life and career.

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