Community Give-Back Program

At Vancouver Foodie Tours, we believe in the power of community. As passionate food enthusiasts, we are committed to giving back to the city that has given us so much. We’re proud to introduce our charity partner, Employ to Empower, an organization that is making a significant difference in the lives of individuals in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).

Group of Employ to Empower entrepreneurs with Ken Sim and 6 City councillors

Who is Employ to Empower?

Employ to Empower is a non-profit organization rooted in positivity, respect, and empowerment. Based in Vancouver, they serve the residents of the Downtown Eastside, an area often associated with homelessness, drug use, and poverty. However, it’s also an area rich with resilience, creativity, and untapped potential.

Employ to Empower believes in providing long-term solutions to these societal challenges rather than quick fixes. Their approach involves supporting residents of the DTES with entrepreneurship, personal development resources, and mentorship opportunities that promote self-reliance and sustainability.

Their programs include an Entrepreneurship Program, which provides access to business resources and support for budding entrepreneurs, and a Personal Development Program that offers courses on topics like mental health, financial literacy, and leadership.

The goal? To empower individuals to become self-sufficient, contributing members of society. To help people not just survive, but thrive.

Employ to Empower group poses for the Cardboard Project

Your Impact: Contributing to Change

When you give back to Employ to Empower through Vancouver Foodie Tours, you’re not just giving money. You’re investing in the future of the DTES and its residents. You’re helping to break the cycle of poverty and create a more inclusive, equitable society.

Every dollar donated goes directly towards funding the essential programs offered by Employ to Empower. Your contribution could support a resident’s new business venture, fund a personal development course, or provide a mentorship opportunity.

Your impact doesn’t stop there. By supporting these individuals, you’re also contributing to the overall health and vitality of the DTES community. As residents become more self-sufficient, they can give back to their community, creating a positive cycle of growth and development.

Small group of Employ to Empower workers and entrepreneurs pose for a photo in front of "LISTEN" stamped on the floor

Join Us in Empowering Change

At Vancouver Foodie Tours, we’re proud to partner with an organization as impactful as Employ to Empower. Their dedication to long-term solutions and empowerment aligns with our own values of community, sustainability, and positive change.

We invite you to join us in supporting this incredible organization. By donating to Employ to Empower, you’re not just contributing to a charity — you’re becoming a part of a movement towards a more inclusive, empowered Vancouver.

Together, we can make a difference. Together, we can change lives. Together, we can empower.

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