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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  • The impact of Mission Possible's innovative and entrepreneurial programming would not be nearly as great without the caring and committed partners who stand behind us. Through a range of partnership opportunities--contracting our social enterprises, hiring graduates of our program, or making financial contributions--our Impact Partners are directly investing in the lives of our participants. If yo...

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  • Our local Member of Parliament for Vancouver East couldn't make it to our Gala, but she was kind enough to send us a letter congratulating us for being in operation for 25 years. Here's the content of the letter. To see the letter on her letterhead, please see the attached pdf. - - - - - - - - November 29, 2017 To Mission Possible, I am pleased to extend my warmest congratulations to Mission Possi...

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  • "I make a difference. I couldn't have said that before going to MP. But I do make a difference." ~ Chris Reed, MP Associate. See video below. After five weeks in the hospital because of alcoholism, Chris was unsure of where to turn but remembered Mission Possible as a place that “takes people as they are” and stopped by to check out the Employment Readiness Program. He began working with the Missi...

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  • As we begin another year at Mission Possible, I want to thank you for your partnership with us!  Your support is impacting lives in profound ways. Those challenged by poverty here in the Downtown Eastside are being empowered through opportunities for meaningful work. But it is my hope that, through your partnership with us, YOU are being impacted as well! I know that this is true for my staff and ...

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  • A little over three years ago, Mission Possible was chosen by Essential Impact as the nonprofit recipient of its excellent training program, with the goal of implementing a coaching culture within the organization. At the time, it was unknown how this implementation would take place. Fortunately, Mission Possible gained a staff person shortly thereafter who had the skills and passion to lead the w...

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  • Like many living in the Downtown Eastside, Violet wanted to work, but could not see a way to do so. She was suffering from painful arthritis and relying on social assistance to make ends meet. Violet saw a way forward when she heard about Mission Possible and began working on the Clean Team. Eventually, she expressed an interest to further her resume and went through Security Training. She went ou...

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  • At one point, Mike would have described his life as pretty normal as he raised a family and worked in real estate. But after a divorce, business deal going wrong and tax department coming after him, he found himself out of hope and on the streets addicted to heroin. He came to Mission Possible after completing a recovery program through the Vancouver Drug Court, and began working with MP Neighbour...

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  • Our local Member of Parliament for Vancouver East couldn't make it to our Gala, but she was kind enough to send us a letter congratulating us for being in operation for 25 years. Here's the content of the letter. To see the letter on her letterhead, please see the attached pdf. - - - - - - - - November 29, 2017 To Mission Possible, I am pleased to extend my warmest congratulations to Mission Possi...

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  • From Railtown Catering... One week left to order your Holiday Turkey To-Go! Partial proceeds go to Mission Possible. There's just one week left to order your Holiday Turkey To-Go package! Available in both ready-to-eat (hot) and ready-to-bake (cold, fully cooked) formats, our popular festive feasts include a 16-lb sage-roasted turkey with giblet gravy, stuffing, an array of side dishes, cranber...

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  • 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 way)! We also achieved some huge, impactful milestones:training more people than we ever have in our Employment Readiness Program; nearly doubling the number of p...

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  • 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 our participating companies, organizations and ticket purchasers. Please see the list of ...

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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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