Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre



APATISIWIN Employment and Training Gathering

APATISIWIN Employment and Training Gathering APATISIWIN Employment and Training Gathering was an insightful panel for discovery and connection within our community. Miigwech to everyone involved, especially to Asif Khan, Anthony Simone, Warren Bryer, and Felipe Machado for sharing your expertise. Also,a special thank you to BOLT & Tridel for their collaboration.

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Covid Booster and Flu Vaccine Clinic at Toronto Council Fire

Covid Booster and Flu Vaccine Clinic at Toronto Council Fire On Wednesday, December 6th, Toronto Public Health will be providing a health service at the Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre. From 11 am to 4 pm, individuals can receive the latest Covid Booster shots from Pfizer and Moderna. Additionally, the Flu Vaccine will be available in both regular and 65+ doses.Chi-miigwetch to Toronto Public health.

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Mini Chefs Program

Mini Chefs Program We are proud to present the Mini Chefs Program with Gusto 54. This amazing program gives students a chance to learn about health and nutrition while also developing important culinary skills. It is hosted by the Café Zuzu in Toronto’s Regent Park, the Mini Chefs Program is part of the Gusto Gives Back initiative. This initiative focuses on community growth by promoting education around healthy and sustainable eating. Chi-miigwetch to the Daniels Corporation for sponsoring. (Please note that the program has limited spots, and we will announce eligible openings on our social media platforms.)

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Embers CNE trip

Covid Booster and Flu Vaccine Clinic at Toronto Council Fire Miigwech,CNE for providing the embers camp with their end of summer trip! Previous slide Next slide This trip was filled with fun, food, games, and rides! The Embers all came home with a stuffed teddy bear, and grins from ear to ear! Memories like these last a lifetime!

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Indigenous Celebration Game

Indigenous Celebration Game On January 7th, 2023 the Toronto Maple Leafs held an ‘Indigenous Celebration Game’Toronto Council Fire in the form of the fantastic All Nations Juniors took part in this celebration by drumming at different points in the night! Along with 7 Time Hoop Dance Champion, 2 Time World Champion Hoop Dancer Lisa Odjig, food from Dashmaawaan Bemaadzinjin, and art/jersey designs by Ty Rushnell!And many more!

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Creation Story Mural

Creation Story Mural “The turtle carries stories, it carries history, it symbolizes our strength.” Andrew Wesley, community elder and residential school survivor The mural project is connected to the Centre’s Spirit Garden Project which will open at Nathan Philips Square in 2023. The 19,250 square foot Indigenous cultural space will honour our Residential School Survivors and our cultural traditions. The Creation Story mural is funded in part by Canadian Heritage under its Commemorating the History and Legacy of Residential Schools program and the Toronto Arts Council (TAC) under its Animating the Streets program. The mural will be a part

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Every Child Matters

Every Child Matters On Thursday, July 1, 2021, Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre organized the “Every Child Matters” walk in downtown Toronto to honour & support former students at Residential Schools and the thousands of children who perished attending them. While it was Canada Day, the tone and mood across the country was somber and mournful. The Indigenous communities and Nations across Turtle Island and their allies are grieving. On the same day, another mass pit was discovered near St. Eugene’s Mission School near Cranbrook, British Columbia, adding to sites revealed in Kamloops, Brandon, and Cowesses. The TRC

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Sharing Our Food

Sharing Our Food In preparation for the re-opening of the Gathering Place, once it is determined that COVID response measures have reached the point where indoor gatherings can safely resume, Council Fire has been developing a new food sharing program, Called “Maamwi-wiis-nidaa”, which translates to sharing our food, the program applies to everything that we do, not just food. It is a commitment to provide services, support, strength and spirit in honour of our culture and our traditions.To support the program, we are in the process of redeveloping our community kitchen into a professional grade operation designed to provide

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Partnership with TTC

“Chi-miigwetch to TTC, Toronto and Region Chapter of COMTO for their Christmas Wish List campaign, sponsoring 50 families this season!” We were proud to be a partner with the Conference of Minority Transportation Officials (COMTO) who sponsored 50 families through their Christmas Wish List campaign. The family benefactors were selected by Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto and Council Fire community. Gifts included beautiful toys, electronics, clothing, a Christmas tree with decorations and so much more bringing a very Merry Christmas to the families! Chi-miigwetch to Toronto Star “Santa Fund” for the 200 Gift Boxes made up of toys,

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