TORONTO COUNCIL FIRE NATIVE CULTURAL CENTRE
EDUCATION, AWARENESS AND WELL BEING
At Council Fire, we build human, cultural and academic capacity and the Education sector plays a critical role in this endeavor. Funded by the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, the Education sector has grown over the years to become one of the largest. In addition to the core classes in communications, math and computer skills, our staff also offer art therapy and history instructions. Yet, unlike most literacy and basic skills programs across the city, our programs are delivered within an Indigenous cultural context, which gives students a sense of community and support beyond their academic training. Programs like the Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) are flexible and allow learners to attend classes depending on their schedules and availability, ensuring they complete courses at their convenience.
Over the years, the Education sector has built partnerships with a variety of like-minded organizations to provide our learners with all the tools to succeed with their academic objectives. This includes partnerships with the Metropolitan Toronto Movement for Literacy (MTML) and the Ontario Native Literacy Coalition (ONLC), as well as, academic institutions like the University of Toronto, Ryerson University and the Art Therapy Institute of Toronto, whose students carry out their placements, and provide one-to-one instruction to our learners.
The Education sector and staff are involved in a variety of outreach efforts throughout the year to support partner organizations, raise awareness about important issues and assist in the delivery of projects affecting Aboriginal peoples.
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre
439 Dundas Street East
Toronto ON M5A 2B1
Charity # 0643130-09-013
Hours of Operation: Mon - Fri 9 AM to 5 PM
(Extended Hours for Special Programming)
Main Entrance: 439 Dundas St. E. at Parliament
Gathering Place Entrance: Parliament St. side
Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre © 2017