Mission Possible is Christian humanitarian organization located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside district. The organization helps residents of the area escape poverty by managing personal issues related to addiction, homelessness, and job-readiness. MP's primary operating method is to provide the basic workplace skills and experience needed by residents seeking economic independence.

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  • 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 began when she volunteered at a Saturday morning Mission Possible Power Breakfast. It wa...

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  • 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 booth will have a few 1920's props. Comeback Award Geof (pictured here) is one of the re...

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  • 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 overlooked in British Columbia. In fact, British Columbia employers who do not recruit person...

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  • 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 help at least 75 people move through the program this year. That is a 33% increase o...

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  • Picture: Violet ringing the Mission Possible job bell with Andy Smith When Violet first heard about Mission Possible, she had stopped working because her arthritis had gotten so bad. She had been struggling to find work and eventually went on welfare and disability for financial support. Violet was taking a class at UBC where she met an Associate from Mission Possible who told her about our progra...

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  • 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. Have your picture taken with your friends... 3. It's Mission Possible 25th year, so w...

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  • 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 delivery on Sunday, October 8 and Monday, October 9. Offered in both ready-to-eat and rea...

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  • 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 Jamie 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. Jamie’s two brothers were killed, along with several friends and family members. Jamie’s parents were scared ...

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  • 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 available in pdf form below.

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  • 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 conducted by Ernst & Young shows that, for every dollar spent to employ a target employee group i...

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  • 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 opportunities at Mission Possible.  Loretta liked the idea of working with the MP Clean Team a...

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  • Dr. Kyleen Myrah & Kerry Rempel, Okanagan School of Business, Okanagan College with the support of Trico Charitable Foundation did a case study on Mission Possible that covered our development and growth as a Social Enterprise. To see the case study CLICK HERE Infographic Based on the case study we created an infographic with 10 key points that the case study pointed out. For a copy of the infogra...

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  • By Ida Viani | May 9, 2017 | ABOUT THE MISSION POSSIBLE CASE STUDY: Recipient of the Social EnterPrize in 2011, Mission Possible is featured in the latest edition of our case study series, our effort to more effectively tell the stories of amazing Canadian social enterprises. While all of the case studies reveal interesting patterns (more on this below), each also has its unique aspects. The Missi...

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  • A new online retailer Opia Clothing Company opened today with a focus on supporting local and global charities. Gratefully, they have decided to include Mission Possible in the mix! Here’s how it works: There are five designs and 10 charities - one local and one global for each shirt. The Mission Possible shirt is entitled “Nourish” and the global charity that Opia has paired us with is Feed the...

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  • Michael is one of the original participants on the Mission Possible Clean Team.  The Clean Team cleans some of the dirtiest and most dangerous streets and alleyways in the City of Vancouver, and yet Michael often does his job with a smile. How did you get involved with Mission Possible? I came to the Power Breakfasts for a number of months on Saturdays. Then on a Saturday where there were not many...

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  • On Friday, May 5, 2017, join us for a BC-inspired 5-course dinner prepared by Chef Tee from Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites and paired with wines from Poplar Grove.One of our most popular events of the year! This event is hosted and organized by Delta Hotels by Marriott Vancouver Downtown Suites and proceeds go to Mission Possible for employment training and support for people w...

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  • By Alyse Kotyk Surrounded by mountains and sea, Vancouver is truly a beautiful city. Yet it also holds a darker side. In 2016, the city alone saw 215 illicit drug overdose deaths, with fentanyl appearing to be the reason for this rise in drug-related fatalities.   Addressing the needs on the streets of the Downtown Eastside is the Mission Possible Neighbours team. Five days a week, they provide su...

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  • Sandra says, "I'm a woman who's been there and done that." She knows her past is complicated and she uses her experiences to be a person of solidarity and understanding for women on Vancouver's Downtown Eastside (DTES). Sandra grew up in Winnipeg, is the child of a residential school parent and was raised in foster care so her family ties were disconnected. She came to Vancouver in 1986 and in her...

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  • We would like to introduce you to a former MP Maintenance Associate, Alan Kipson. We love Alan’s story because he took advantage of all that Mission Possible has to offer such as training, employment coaching, and work experience. Alan was a delightful member of our Mission Possible team and we wish him the best in all his future endeavours. FROM ALAN... Hello, my name is Alan Kipson and I was an ...

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  • #youareloved

    YOU ARE LOVED!!!From now to Valentine's Day let someone know they are loved. If  you are using social media, use the hashtags #youareloved and #missionpossible. Follow along and submit your photos to Mission Possible. See Facebook and Instagram Let us know! and remember... YOU ARE LOVED!!!

  • Mission Possible 2016 Winter Gala Thank You!

    THANK YOU to all of the Mission Possible Winter Gala partners, attendees, suppliers, and volunteers. Together we raised over $162,000! 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 our sponsors. Please see the sponsor list below. Event video - Mission Possible Gala...

  • Geof’s Story - We banged heads a lot!

    In Geof’s words before he came to Mission Possible “things were really up in the air.” He was unemployed and had fallen into drug addiction. Prior to coming to Mission Possible he was addicted to crack for seven years and was homeless for nearly the same period of time.     In 2009 Geof suffered a heart attack and that's when he started to get clean. As he started to recover doors kept opening for...

  • The Clean Team

    Nick Fenyo is the Mission Possible Clean Team Supervisor. We are now three months into the program, so we thought we would sit down with Nick and find out how things are going. Here are his comments: What is the Mission Possible Clean Team? “The job is strictly picking up litter. There are 22 different service areas so the job is a little bit different every day according to the area that we are i...

  • The Mission Possible Comeback Award Video 2016

    The Mission Possible Comeback Award is given to the Mission Possible members and participants who exemplify the kind of transformation we all admire and aspire to. These individuals have shown true courage, determination, and faith in overcoming great challenge and adversity. Where faced with similar challenges many give up, but they made a comeback. This year we had three worthy recipients. Congr...

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  • TURKEY TIME RETURNS: RAILTOWN CATERING

    TURKEY TIME: RAILTOWN CATERING ANNOUNCES RETURN OF POPULAR THANKSGIVING TO-GO PACKAGERailtown Also Gives Thanks to Local Community by Donating Portion of Proceeds to Downtown Eastside Outreach Organization Mission Possible VANCOUVER, BC (Sept. 14, 2016) — Back by popular demand, Railtown Catering is talking turkey once again with their gourmet Thanksgiving-To-Go package that combines their tradema...

  • Back to Work Week - Meet Janet

    Meet Janet. She joined our Employment Readiness Program in early June of this year. She's now been hired as a cook in our community kitchen, and has been bringing nothing but diligence, cheerfulness, and goofy faces (crack us up every time!) to her every work shift. Not to mention her top-notch cooking - her homemade bannocks are out of this world! This photo won the Mission Possible staff photo c...

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