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





What's New?


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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Community Vote Ambassadors Connect DTES to VotingOct 24, 2018

community vote ambassadors - EMBERS eastside works
Community Vote Ambassadors played an important role this election season. At EMBERS Eastside Works we partnered with the City of Vancouver to hire local Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents to engage with their community and encourage voting. Our Community Vote Ambassadors worked hard to let their peers know that it's their right to vote and that every vote matters.

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