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Give the Gift of Opportunity this Christmas

A message from Mission Possible's Executive Director, Matthew Smedley... Hello Friends, This year at Mission Possible we have been celebrating 25 years of impact in the DowntownEastside. And we have been celebrating in style! We hosted a 1920s-themed gala—which many ofyou attended (you looked fabulous, by the... Read More

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2017 Mission Possible Gala - THANK YOU!!!

THANK YOU to all of the Mission Possible Gala partners, attendees, suppliers, and volunteers.  Together we raised over $176,000!  The funds will help Mission Possible continue to grow and offer opportunities for meaningful work to people who are challenged by homelessness and poverty. Special thanks to all of... Read More

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Impact Partner: Sarah Swanson and DP World

Sarah Swanson is a Purchasing Manager at DP World, one of Vancouver’s largest container companies. DP World is also one of Mission Possible’s most dedicated and generous supporters and, as a DP World employee, Sarah perfectly exemplifies that dedication and generosity. Sarah’s involvement with Mission Possible... Read More

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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