Video: Sidewalk in the rain, building with the Canadian flag waving, doors of a subway train. Train starts to move, sound of train moving away.
Voice over: Toronto can be very overwhelming
Video: Young street sign and traffic lights, Bay Street sign and traffic lights
Voice over: and, you know, skyscraper buildings, the loud noises
Video: buildings in Toronto
Voice over: the people in suits it can be very hard to maneuver here for the very first time
Video: woman walking towards camera on the sidewalk in Toronto, next to road with cars
Voice over: and I like to think of Miziwe Biik as that home base where you can start
Video: woman walking through doors, into building
Video: another woman walking through a door inside the Miziwe Biik building, followed by a close up of her speaking. Titles show this is Nancy Martin, Executive Director
Voice over: Miziwe Biik, it connotates the idea of dropping a pebble in the water and that ripple effect
Video: people using incense
Voice over: so Miziwe Biik aboriginal employment and training is intended to have a ripple effect in the community.
Video: people working in the office, head shot of woman speaking, subtitles show this is Krystal Abbotossaway, President, Board of Directors
Voice over: When people come visit Miziwe Biik they come at many different stages of their career and many stages of life. If they’re youth maybe it’s academic upgrading or getting their GED.
Video: woman writing
Voice over: Maybe they’ve been in career or going to job after job and not really kind of finding the meaning
Video: man teaching with a pen in his hand and a white board
Voice over: or the passion that they’re really looking for, so they might come and do a job fair with us.
Video: various people studying and working
Voice over: Maybe they, you know, want to speak to an employment counselor and understand what opportunities are available to them.
Video: GED textbook
Voice over: Maybe they’ve been in the trades and came through our trades program but now want to do something in technology and they have the opportunity to do that here.
Video: scholarship programs, bursaries and flyers
Voice over: We have clients placed in all of the indigenous organizations,
Video: Miziwe Biik office, showing logo on the windows
Voice over: we have a lot of employer partnerships.
Video: flyers, close up of Krystal Abbotossaway speaking
Voice over: I actually used Miziwe Biik services when I was doing my undergrad. When you come, when you go to university you feel this bit of isolation and then when I came to Miziwe Biik again it just felt like a family [clips of various people working and teaching], and what’s really great about us is, like, you walk in and we’re really working with you on your time. We’re not just trying to fill a job, we’re trying to fill your dream job, and that’s really the difference.
Voice over: In my lifetime what I’ve observed is this wave of indigenous youth coming into the market. So Miziwe Biik is building the capabilities and the readiness for indigenous clients to become innovators, to become indigenous leaders
Video: man shaking hands and receiving a certificate
Voice over: setting people up for success not just for tomorrow’s job but for the future jobs.
Video: Miziwe Biik logo, with writing ‘Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training’, ‘miziwebiik.com’