Employ To Empower



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Our Program.

We provide residents in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside the opportunity to enrol in a seven module Development program, specializing in basic business fundamentals. We also connect residents in our Development program with essential resources through our community partners who specialize in: Counselling, housing, employment or substance use support. Our goal is to give residents a hand up, by growing their skill set and empowering their self confidence.

We Connect You To Resources

Need Support? Employ To Empower works closely with all members to provide holistic support, no matter your need. Through our community partners, we know where to direct you if you are needing support with services listed below:

– Employment Support
– Housing Support
– Counselling Support
– Tax Services Support
– Single Parent Support
– Entrepreneurship Support
– Mentorship Support

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Our Community Partners.

Employ to Empower has built strong relationships with the following organizations who, from time to time, refer entrepreneurial candidates to ETE, support in building programs and/or courses for residents in the Downtown Eastside, and provide support services, working with entrepreneurs in a collaborative, cross-disciplinary team.

Our Development Course

Seven-Week Basic Business Fundamentals.

Basic Business Fundamental

We are facilitating a seven module course to support residents in the Downtown Eastside learn learn basic business knowledge and build their business skills. Topics covered include how to write a business plan, marketing 101, how to use social media, selling online, and most importantly, financial management.

At the end of the course, class members will get the opportunity to share their story in the form of a presentation, video, or summary to a panel of community change makers. Former panelists include experts in marketing, entrepreneurship and business strategy.

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Contact us for answers or to sign up for our services! We’re always available to provide you with support.

Our Entrepreneurship Program

Residents in the Downtown Eastside who complete our Development program have the opportunity to join our Entrepreneurship program.