About The Marketplace

The Make Change Market is the first ever central platform that showcases art, businesses, and services led by entrepreneurs from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES) community. With every purchase, 100% of all proceeds go to the Entrepreneur. This online marketplace provides the opportunity for our DTES community to broaden their reach, making selling and marketing more accessible.

"Employ to Empower supports me and since joining, new aspects of my art are being shown in a variety of different ways."

Deirdre Pinnock
Political Rughooker and Fibre Artist

Employ to Empower feels like a family to us. They have our backs and truly meet people where they are at and offer opportunities to build capacity

Jeanette and Alley
Back Alley Apothecary