EMBERS is a community economic development charity with a mission to help people living on low incomes develop productive futures and become financially self-sufficient.
EMBERS works to combat poverty and assists in the revitalization of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside through social enterprise and community-based business development. Our mission is to empower people living on low incomes to be economically self-sufficient and develop productive futures. We help thousands of people each year access work opportunities, training, and support through our four main initiatives:
(1) EMBERS Staffing Solutions is Canada’s only award-winning temporary staffing agency and social enterprise that connects companies with workers.
(2) EMBERS Ventures provides business training programs and coaching services to small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs.
(3)EMBERS Eastside Works helps people in the Downtown Eastside make connections to the world of work, earn income, and improve their livelihoods.
(4) EMBERS Training helps individuals up-skill and advance their careers, primarily in construction.