MIZIWE BIIK

Aboriginal Employment and Training

Job Postings

Miziwe Biik Featured Job Postings

NishDish is a business built on traditional Anishnawbe (Nish) food. Over the last 17 years NishDish has grown as a catering business. We are proud to be a First Nations Owned and Operated Food Emporium specializing in Anishnawbe cuisine and culture right here in the GTA. We are seeking a dedicated and motivated staff trainee for our upcoming seasonal pop-up kitchen.

The role of the Aboriginal Courtworker Trainee is to assist Indigenous individuals in navigating the justice system by providing information to the accused about court processes. The Trainee will provide referrals to appropriate legal resources, assist in the creation of release plans, and follow up with clients. This position is unionized. 

Teach For Canada has a supportive work culture and offers a variety of benefits to its team members.

On our team we are fortunate to have a committed, experienced, talented, and humble group of leaders. Together, this team works hard to create meaningful impact. If you’re looking for a fast-paced, innovative, energizing, and rewarding work environment, then we want to hear from you!

Miziwe Biik is available online

Our offices are currently closed to the public, but our services are available online. Contact reception@miziwebiik.com or call us on 416-519-2310 to speak to a member of staff. 

Call For Proposals (2022-2023)

Employers, Individuals, and Community Organizations are welcome to access our funding! We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Here to support you

We work with Indigenous community members in the Greater Toronto Area to support them in navigating employment and training services.

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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

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Voice over: and, you know, skyscraper buildings, the loud noises

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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

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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

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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. 

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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. 

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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.

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Video: Miziwe Biik logo, with writing ‘Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training’, ‘miziwebiik.com’

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Job Board

Check out our job board, with listings created specifically for Indigenous community members.

Education and Training

We offer a variety of funded workshops and courses, from single-day certifications to year-long pre-apprenticeships and training.

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Trades

We fund training courses in a variety of different trades. Then when you’re ready to find a job we can connect you with industry contacts and help you apply.

More Services

1 on 1 advice and support

Our team of specialists are trained to support and help you in whatever way you need.

Email us to set up an appointment.

Funding work placements

Miziwe Biik offers different funding programs to organizations and businesses, which all aim to assist with employing or training our clients.

 

Self employment and business

Our specialists can help you develop a business plan. You may also be eligible to receive business grants – we can help you find and apply for them.

Contact reception to find out more.

Help with your GED

We provide funding for study materials and transport. You can get 1 on 1 support and help with applying to courses. Email Tim@miziwebiik.com to find out more.

Housing

The Miziwe Biik Development Corporation (MBDC) can help you with a downpayment for a home. We also provide loans for housing developers.

Employment Resource Centre

Currently all services are provided online.

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Jamie-Lee landed in Toronto and connected with Miziwe Biik as an introduction to the city’s Indigenous community and economy. She found herself in a role at imagineNATIVE.

Upcoming Training and Courses

May 2022

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Essential Skills Program (Office Administration)
Essential Skills Program (Office Administration)

Start Date: 2022-05-02
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Microsoft Powerpoint: Introductory course
Microsoft Powerpoint: Introductory course

Start Date: 2022-05-03 09:00:00
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This hands-on course is designed for those new to PowerPoint who want to create professional-looking


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Microsoft Excel: Introductory course
Microsoft Excel: Introductory course

Start Date: 2022-05-04 09:00:00
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During this hands-on course, novice users will learn core skills to work effectively with Microsoft


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Microsoft Excel: Intermediate/Advanced Course
Microsoft Excel: Intermediate/Advanced Course

Start Date: 2022-05-11 09:00:00
End Date: 2022-05-12 16:00:00

This Microsoft Excel course is designed for users who want to move to the next level and focus on co


WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) workshop
WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) workshop

Start Date: 2022-05-11 13:00:00
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The WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) workshop provides instruction on hazard


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Construction Craft Worker Program
Construction Craft Worker Program

Start Date: 2022-05-16 07:30:00
End Date: 2022-07-08 15:00:00

Program Overview In partnership with Liuna Local 183, the Construction Craft Worker (CCW)


Employment Essentials Program
Employment Essentials Program

Start Date: 2022-05-16
End Date: 2022-06-24

Miziwe Biik is offering a six-week program that will provide tools and resources to assist participa


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First Aid/ CPR Workshop
First Aid/ CPR Workshop

Start Date: 2022-05-17 09:00:00
End Date: 2022-05-18 17:00:00

Upcoming dates: - May 17-18, 2022 - May 21-22, 2022 This comprehensive two-day course of


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Food Handler Workshop
Food Handler Workshop

Start Date: 2022-05-19 09:30:00
End Date: 2022-05-19 15:00:00

The Food Handler workshop covers basic food safety knowledge including health and safety measures.


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Personal Support Worker Program
Personal Support Worker Program

Start Date: 2022-05-23
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Miziwe Biik and Medix College is offering seats into a 32-week Personal Support Worker (PSW) program


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Microsoft Word: Introductory course
Microsoft Word: Introductory course

Start Date: 2022-05-26 09:00:00
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Learn key concepts in Microsoft Word to create, edit and format documents effectively. Students will


Mental Health First Aid Workshop
Mental Health First Aid Workshop

Start Date: 2022-05-26 10:30:00
End Date: 2022-05-27 16:30:00

Upcoming Dates: - May 26-27, 2022 - June 11-12, 2022 Once certified in Mental


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Contact Us

Connect with us

All our services are still available online

Address

167-169 Gerrard Street East, Toronto ON M5A 2E4

Business Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:30-4:30