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Gala October Update

Location The Mission Possible Gala is taking place on November 29th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver - 655 Burrard St. Theme It's Mission Possible 25th year, so we're feeling a little bit nostalgic. We're dressing up the ballroom in a 1920's theme. You can dress up, or not. For added fun, our photo... Read More

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Recruiting and Retaining Persons with Disabilities

Recruiting and Retaining Persons with Disabilities In British Columbia* INTRODUCTION What Every Employer Needs to Know Leadership, partnership and action is the key to success . . . you’re missing out on Untapped Resources Persons with disabilities are a major source of human capital that is largely being... Read More

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Receive a Mission Possible Mug

25 Years Ago... 25 years ago Mission Possible’s Founder, Liz Wall started handing out sandwiches topeople in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Today, we are focused on helping individualsenhance their lives through employment. Currently... We currently have 28 people in our Employment Readiness Program, and expect to... Read More

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I know I can succeed now!

Picture: Violet ringing the Mission Possible job bell with Andy Smith Like many in the Downtown Eastside, Violet wanted to work but couldn’t see a way to do so. She suffered from painful arthritis, and that closed the door on jobs she had previously been able to hold down. Violet relied on social assistance to... Read More

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7 things you need to know about the #missionpossiblegala

7 things you need to know about the #missionpossiblegala 1. The #missionpossiblegala is taking place on November 29th, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency in Vancouver - 655 Burrard St. 2. Reception starts at 6.00pm. The program starts at 6.45pm. Come early, find your seats. Get the bidding started on silent auction items.... Read More

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Thanksgiving To Go

From Railway Catering... $299 + Tax | October 8 & 9 | Serves 8 to 10 Partial proceeds go to Mission Possible Thanksgiving To-Go is back! We're removing the hassle from the holidays once again with our annual Thanksgiving To-Go packages. Our gourmet dinners serve 8 to 10 guests and are available for pick-up or... Read More

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Too Dangerous To Stay

Between 1979 and 1992 there was a deadly civil war in El Salvador and over 75,000 people were killed. At the time, a current Mission Possible Associate named Jaime was 17 and lived in that country. In 1984 he had to quickly leave El Salvador because it became too dangerous for him to stay. Jaime’s two brothers... Read More

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2017 Annual Report Card

Last week we sent our an Annual Report card. Did you get your copy? Some of the highlights include: 49 people hired last year 3,573 volunteer hours 7,643 meals served 12,000+ training hours worked 63,572 needles picked up If you didn't get your copy, and you would like to read more, a copy of the report is... Read More

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The Power of Social Hiring

This recent report conducted by Ernst & Young shows the power of hiring people from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.  Vancouver, BC – A report produced by Ernst & Young, released today, confirms that hiring people from the Downtown Eastside benefits taxpayers at a rate of more than four to one. Analysis... Read More

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Gaining Confidence

Loretta's Story Prior to coming to Mission Possible, Loretta had been struggling to find employment.  As a very shy person, she lacked the confidence she needed to put her skills to use. One day as our MP Neighbours team was walking the streets of the Downtown Eastside, they shared with Loretta about the... Read More