Miziwe Biik Development Corporation (MBDC) was established in 2004 by Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training.The mission of MBDC is to serve as a vehicle for the economic advancement and self-sufficiency of the Aboriginal community in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). MBDC engages in activities that focus on access to business development initiatives and training and affordable housing.
Aboriginal Business Resource Centre Business Advisory Services Small Business Certificate Course Entrepreneur Training One on One Consultations Seminars and long term programs Computer Services - Internet Access and Research, Email, Document Preparation Referral Sources to other Agencies Business Plan Development
Affordable Home Ownership Program (AHOP) The program provides loans of up to $50,000 to qualifying Canadian Aboriginal people to assist with a downpayment to purchase a home off-reserve in the GTA.
Investment in Affordable Housing - Affordable Rental Program (IAH- ARP) The IAH-ARP provides financial assistance, in the form of interest-free, forgivable loans to non-profit Aboriginal Service Provider (ASPs) or partnerships between private sector and non-profit ASPs, for the purpose of creating new affordable rental accommodation within the GTA.
Units created under the IAH-ARP are targeted for Aboriginal households living off-reserve and within the GTA, and who are on, or eligible to be on, an existing social housing waiting list.
Visit the Miziwe Biik Development Corporation website to download RFPs and learn more about Ownership seminars.