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.





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Last Chance to Donate…Jan 04, 2018

It's your last chance to donate this year's 100 Boot Challenge! Give today to help workers get back on their feet and back to work.

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Entrepreneur Makes Films with HeartDec 21, 2017

Founded by EMBERS Ventures client, Jen Shanse, Upperstory Films helps non-profits and small businesses tell stories that make a difference.

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Meet Our WorkersDec 15, 2017

Meet our EMBERS Staffing Solutions workers! They are continuously trying to improve their own lives by working each day. Support the 100 Boot Challenge to help our workers get back on their feet and back to work.

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