Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training was created in 1991 to meet the unique training and employment needs of aboriginal peoples. Miziwe Biik provides the Greater Toronto Area’s Aboriginal community with training initiatives and employment services.

Formerly known as The Greater Toronto Aboriginal Management Board (G.T.A.M.B), the name Miziwe Biik was given to us by Elder Jim Windigo. Our name is associated with the female water spirit and means water which flows all around us.

“Miziwe Biik is like a body of water where a ripple effect had been created;  it is the ability to reach out and make positive change in the lives of the Aboriginal peoples across the Greater Toronto Area.”

Our vision

Miziwe Biik is committed to assisting all persons of Aboriginal* ancestry to attain a better quality of life. We believe that community needs and aspirations are paramount. We are committed to strengthening the community through partnerships that promote equality and self-reliance. We will provide training and employment opportunities in a supportive environment in which people can affirm their Aboriginal*identities and develop to their fullest potential. We are committed to the belief that it is through traditional and cultural values, practices and resources that we will reclaim our destiny.

Our mission

Our mission is to provide services to the Aboriginal* peoples in the Greater Toronto Area; to work with employers to secure employment opportunities; to deliver federal and provincial programs; and, promote Aboriginal* entrepreneurship and the development of our economies.  We will work with individuals, other agencies and groups to provide these services and achieve our mission.

*First Nations (status and non-status), Inuit, and Metis


Contact Us

167 Gerrard Street East, Toronto ON M5A 2E4

Tel: (416) 591-2310 | Toll-Free: 1.877-980-6961

Fax: (416) 591-3602

Email: [email protected]

Office Hours

Monday to Friday | 8:30 to 4:30

Registered Charity No.


Miziwe Biik News

A photograph of Miziwe Biik's building and an orange mural

Miziwe Biik Building and Mural

Watch our video and read about how the mural was created

Website artwork by Joseph Sagaj

A blue mural representing Indigenous accomplishments over the years.

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