Our Mission

MBDC was established in 2004 by Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training. MBDC’s mission is to serve as a vehicle for the economic advancement and self-sufficiency of the Indigenous community in the Greater Toronto Area. MBDC focuses on providing funding opportunities for affordable rental development, downpayment assistance, and rental supports and support services through community partnerships. MBDC proudly administers the Lee Awards, an annual bursary program for Indigenous high school students in the GTA.

Access our Services

MBDC programs and services are delivered by full-time staff members and program specialists. Please schedule an appointment before coming to our office.

Email: info@mbdc.ca

Fax: 416.640.4687

Want to register for the Homeownership Information Session? Contact us at info@mbdc.ca or contact Chanin Payea directly.

Staff Directory

Lorna Lawrence

Executive Director

Email: lorna.lawrence@mbdc.ca

Tel: 416.640.4684

Chanin Payea

Housing Assistant

Email: chanin.payea@mbdc.ca

Tel: 416.591.2310 ext. 2245

Linda Martin

Office Manager

Email: linda.martin@mbdc.ca

Tel: 416.591.2310 ext. 2277

Housing Coordinator

Email: housing.coordinator@mbdc.ca

Tel: 416.591.2310 ext. 2266


From College Station

Head east on College St toward Yonge St. Turn right onto Yonge St. Turn left onto Gerrard St E (destination will be on the right).

From Sherbourne Station

Take the 75 southbound bus down Sherbourne. Exit 75 at Gerrard St E. Turn right onto Gerrard St E (destination will be on the left).

From Queen Street

Head north on Yonge St toward Shuter St. Turn right onto Gerrard St E (destination will be on the right).