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Employ To Empower

9 Ways to Get Involved

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a company’s commitment to manage the social, environmental, and economic effects of its operations responsibly and in line with public expectations.

Employ to Empower (ETE) fills an important need in our Downtown Eastside neighbourhood by empowering residents and providing them with the necessary tools and resources to sustainably improve their personal and economic wellbeing in the long term. We take a unique, holistic, business and community-oriented approach, in order to foster that long-term change.

Community partners help drive Employ to Empower by providing support in a variety of areas, such as financing, employee engagement, and training. In exchange, we assist partners in accomplishing their community, marketing, business, and employee engagement objectives.

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Corporate Gifts

Employ to Empower hosts multiple events every year that serve a variety of purposes such as advocating for broader social change and highlighting our talented program members. We invite corporations to support these events through financial sponsorship, in-kind donations, grant support, and training partnerships.

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Monetary Donations

Our members work hard to change their lives. Your support helps ensure their hard work pays off. Reach out to one of our coordinators or donate online today.

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Create A Movement.

(3rd Party Event)

Planning to host a community event? Host a third-party fundraiser for Employ To Empower and see the proceeds go to supporting the Downtown Eastside. This can be a great way to elevate your marketing objectives, while actively advocating for residents in the Downtown Eastside at the same time. We also believe hosting a third-party fundraiser brings the greater community together to challenge the stigma that still exists in the Downtown Eastside.

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Join The Movement

Team Volunteering

At Employ to Empower we’re always looking for talented, driven changemakers, who are willing to donate their skills and expertise to support our Downtown Eastside community. By volunteering and/or contributing your expertise to the organization, we can create greater social impact in our community. To learn more, contact us.

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Match Your Donation

Matching Gifts and Workplace Philanthropy

Did you know that many companies offer a matching gift program to encourage philanthropy among their employees? Gifts from spouses and retirees may also qualify for a match by corporations. To learn more about submitting a matching gift request, please contact us.

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Our Corporate


We take a well-rounded approach to help members of the DTES move towards self-sufficiency and we ask our corporate partners to join us to do the same. Through the support of our partners, we are able to not only keep supporting residents in the DTES but also able to raise awareness for DTES residents. We allow our corporate supporters to come in any vertical they feel comfortable supporting with.

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