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Success Story — Sacha

SACHA GENDRON is young Métis woman from Etobicoke, Ontario Sacha first learned about Miziwe Biik a couple of years ago from a friend who successfully found employment through one of the programs offered at the Centre. Of her own experience,…

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Success Story — Lynn

LYNN PAULA MAHMOOD was born and raised in Southampton Ontario by her Grandparents. She is a intergenerational Indian Residential School and Sixities Scoop Survivor from the ages of one to six years old. Lynn is from Saugeen First Nation and…

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Success Story — Richard

RICHARD PETERS is from two different areas, Tadoule Lake, Manitoba and Chimnissing, Ontario (Beausoleil First Nation). He grew up mostly in Ontario so, he self-identifies as belonging to the latter land base. Or rather, he prefers to say, “I identify…

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Success Story — Patricia

PATRICIA MARTIN is from M’Chigeeng First Nation onManitoulin Island. She grew up in Toronto, Ontario and completed high school at William Lyon Mackenzie Collegiate Institute. Following graduation, a family member recommended she go to Miziwe Biik to help her with…

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Success Story — Joel

JOEL MORALES is a member of the Cowichan Tribes, located on Vancouver Island. He grew up in an urban environment with the Trans Canada Highway cutting a swath through the Reserve. When it was time to complete his university studies,…

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Success Story — Cody

CODY ISERHOFF CASTONGUAY is originally from Timmins Ontario. He self-identifies as non-status Cree. Cody learned about Miziwe Biik from a family member who had used its services in the past. She saw a Facebook posting that Miziwe Biik had placed…

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SUCCESS STORIES—Jordan

Toronto Police Service JORDAN CHEVERIE was born in Souris, Prince Edward Island, but Jordan’s Indigenous heritage is derived from the Saulteaux and Peepeekisis First Nations in Saskatchewan. As a result of his father’s career though, most of his youth was…

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SUCCESS STORIES—Douglas

Aboriginal Legal Services  DOUGLAS VARETTE moved from Ottawa to Toronto in 2002 to study Film and Television production at Humber College. He graduated in 2006 and worked at a number of film/television jobs. During that time he experienced some personal…

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SUCCESS STORIES—Kassie & Chevaun

Toronto Zoo, Turtle Island Conservation Kassie McKeown and Chevaun Toulouse, work for Turtle Island Conservation (TIC) at the Toronto Zoo. The TIC program has a goal to partner with First Nation communities to preserve community knowledge and significant natural and…

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SUCCESS STORIES — Jason Staats

JASON STAATS is from Six Nations. He grew up in Brantford, Ontario, then later moved to Barrie to attend Georgian College. There he studied in a number of programs in the areas of health, culture and well-being (Pre-Health Science certificate,…

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