Employ To Empower

Our Programs.

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What We Do.

Employ to Empower takes a compassion-focused, holistic approach to empowering residents in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside through development, entrepreneurship, and advocacy.

Entrepreneurship

Our entrepreneurship program supports residents and their business aspirations through personalized weekly mentorship sessions and access to affordable microloans.

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Development

Our development program offers soft skills and basic business fundamental courses. It also connects residents to essential resources, such as counselling or housing.

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Advocacy

We actively engage in advocacy work in the broader community and are committed to bringing about positive social change for the Downtown Eastside and its residents.

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Our Process.

Employ to Empower takes a compassion-focused, holistic approach to empowering residents in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside through development, entrepreneurship, and advocacy.

Step 1: We Build Trust

We believe in creating genuine human connection and building rapport with our members. No hard feelings if it’s not the right fit for you.

Step 2: We Connect You To Resources And Support You

We actively advocate for your journey, whether that means we have personalized mentorship meetings or hosting large scale events to raise awareness about your story and product.

Step 3: We Provide Access To Free Development Courses

Empowering your self confidence is our main priority. We offer a five-week, free program that teaches skills such as business planning, marketing, cashflow, and soft skills.

Step 4: We Advocate For Your Journey

We actively advocate for your journey, whether that means we have personalized mentorship meetings or hosting large scale events to raise awareness about your story and product. 

Step 5: We Build Your Business

Our Entrepreneurship program gives access to free, weekly and personalized business mentorship, as well as affordable micro-loans. You must have completed our Development program to be eligible to join the Entrepreneurship program.

Step 6: We Stay With You

Once you have completed our Entrepreneurship program, we care about providing real long-term and ongoing support to you. We believe people are more than what they do and need. Talk to us.

Have Questions?

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

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