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INFO SESSION: Heavy Equipment Operator Training Course

November 1st, 2013 Comments off

DATE:  Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

TIME:  11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Hosted by Operating Engineers Training Institute of Ontario (OETIO)

Course Schedule: February 3rd 2014 to April 11th, 2014

For further inquiries and to register please cotnact Danbi Cho at 416 591-0746 or email

Space is limited, so register today!

(Clients must be Aboriginal, Metis, or Inuit and over the age of 18)

(Lunch and bus tokens will be provided)


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Facilitator, Aboriginal Youth Empowerment Conference Term of Contract: November 2013 – March 2014

November 1st, 2013 Comments off


Miziwe Biik is seeking to hire a facilitator to coordinate an Aboriginal Youth Empowerment conference that will be held in March 2014.

The conference will serve 100 youth from the GTA, in areas of skills training, employment, and leadership.


The successful candidate will:

• Develop the conference terms of reference with input from Aboriginal youth in the GTA;

• Identify a location to host the event;

• Identify speakers that will inspire and empower Aboriginal youth through accessible, creative, fun, and engaging activities.

• Develop workshops and key note addresses that will introduce youth to a variety of alterative skill building, leadership, creative, expressive and career inspiring experiences as well as promote healthy lifestyles.

Specific duties:

• Conduct research, make site visits, and find resources to help Miziwe Biik staff make decisions regarding event possibilities;

• Serve as liaison with vendors on event-related matters;

• Negotiate and book contracts for conference space, arrange food and beverage services, order conference supplies and book audiovisual equipment;

• Assist with managing on-site production, with for event clean up as necessary and event close outs as required;

• Prepare packages, gift bags, registration lists, seating cards, etc.

• Assist with preparing budgets and provide periodic progress reports on event projects/stages to Miziwe Biik staff/Director;

• Keep track of event finances including cheque requests, invoicing, and reporting;

• Coordinate appointments and visits to the conference space, and schedule important events on a calendar;

• Prepare and modify event contracts as required; and

• Perform any other such duties required to organize, complete and report on a successful conference.


The successful candidate will have experience working with youth and developing programming aimed at youth. Experience working for the Aboriginal community is essential and required in order to understand the unique needs of Aboriginal youth.

Specific qualifications:

• Excellent oral and written communication skills with attention paid to grammar, spelling and proofreading;

• Ability to manage multiple projects while working with effectively with Miziwe Biik and conference staff and volunteers;

• Excellent interpersonal skills both in person and by phone, with a high degree of professionalism;

• Ability to accomplish projects with little supervision; and

• At least 1 year of experience coordinating special events.

Please submit your resume and a one page summary of your proposed design for a youth conference based on the criteria above.

Deadline for the receipt of your submission by fax, email or post/courier is Friday, November 15, 2013 at 12 Noon

Deliver to:

Jennifer Abbott, Special Projects Manager 167 Gerrard Street East, Toronto, ON. M5A 2E4

Fax: 416-591-0114




Career Workshops

October 31st, 2013 Comments off

@ 2:oo p.m.

Wednesday, November, 6th: Resume, Cover Letters & References

Thursday, November, 7th: Interviewing Skills

Friday, November 8th: Networking and Self-Marketing & Linkedin

Facilitated by Sarah Belisle, Employment Counsellor

Please contact Reception to register @416 591 2310 or


Food Handler Certification

October 31st, 2013 Comments off

Date: Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

To register please contact Marcel at 416-591-2310 Ext.2226 or email

Space is limited, so register today!

(client must be Aboriginal, Metis, or Inuit and over the age of 16)

(Lunch and bus tokens will be provided)

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WHMIS Workshop

October 25th, 2013 Comments off

Date: Thursday, December 5, 2013

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

To register please call Marcel at 416-591-2310 Ext: 2226 or email

Space is limited, so register today!

(Clients must be Aboriginal, Métis or Inuit and over the age of 16) (bus tokens will be provided)


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Dress to Impress Workshop

October 24th, 2013 Comments off

1.  Thursday, November 14th, 2013 -  9:00 am to 4:30 pm  (Full)

2.  Friday, November 15th – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm   (Full)

3.  Thursday, November 28th, – 9:00 am to 4:30 pm

* Learn the importance of a great first impression!

* Learn empowerment and self-confidence!

* Learn business etiquette!

* Learn your seasonal colours!

* Learn how to dress for your next interview!

To Register please call Marcel at 416-591-2310 Ext.2226 or email:

Space is limited, so register today!

Clients must be Aboriginal, Metis, or Inuit and over the age of 16

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Presenting Miziwe Biik’s 3rd Quarterly Newsletter (Under “About Miziwe Biik” Tab)

October 17th, 2013 Comments off

Miziwe Biik is proud to present the third issue of our quarterly newsletter.

In this issue and in future ones, we will be providing information regarding our programs and services, client success stories and provide answers to frequently asked questions.

Miziwe Biik has been serving the community since 1991 and we welcome your feedback. All feedback can be directed through our Facebook page via the following link;

Additional feedback can also be directed to Denise Davad at



Smart Serve Training Workshop

October 2nd, 2013 Comments off

Date:  Tuesday, November 5th,  3:00-7:00  and Tuesday, November 26th, 4:30-8:30  

 To register please call Marcel at 416 591 2310 ext.2226 or email

* Client must be Aboriginal, Metis, or Inuit

* Light Snacks/Refreshments will be served and bus tokens will be provided


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Miziwe Biik Aboriginal & Training is excited to announce the YOUTH EMPLOYMENT FUND

September 6th, 2013 Comments off

This newly introduced Employment Ontario program is intended to help our youth find the jobs they long for; the jobs that will give them independence and the means to pursue their career goals.

As of September 2013, Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training will be enhancing the services we offer Aboriginal youth, ages 15 to 29.

Services under the Youth Employment Fund include:

• Assistance with employment and training expenses, such as books, work clothing, registration costs and materials

• Paid Job Trials and Placements up to 6 months

• Job matching and job search assistance

• Computer lab with full access to the Internet, tutorials, Microsoft Office, fax, phones, printers and photocopier

• Opportunities to attend onsite Job Fairs

• Resources and information on topics important to job searching, such as youth and community programs, job search methods, interviewing skills, networking and more

• Job counseling and mentoring to help explore options and interests

• Assistance writing cover letters and résumés

• Helpful employment and training workshops

Eligible participants are young men and women who are:

• Residents of Ontario

• between 15-29 years old

• unemployed

• not participating in full-time training or education

 For More Information Contact a Job Developer: 

Vickie Labranche


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Second Career Info Session

July 8th, 2013 Comments off

Monday, November 25th, 2013


2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

This 1 hour session provides clients with an introduction and overview of the Second Career program.

In addition clients will learn about the application process, participant criteria and they will receive a Q & A document to take away.

We will also open up the floor for a question period at the end of the session.

Space is limited.

To register, please contact Reception@ 416-591-2310 or

Cached at: 11/4/2013