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Awards & Bursaries Granted

MOSAIC is proud to present annually the following awards as an ongoing manifestation of our commitment to the values of cultural diversity.

Human Rights Award

Human RIghts Award
This award is presented to a person or organization that has made a significant contribution in the field of human rights and ethnic relations. Learn more

Dr. Kes Chetty Award

Dr. Kes Chetty Award
This award will be made to a MOSAIC client, immigrant or refugee who wants to pursue academic or vocational studies. Learn more

Employer Recognition Award to an employer for leadership and commitment in providing a workplace that supports the principles of multiculturalism and employment equity. The recipient is selected from among the employers who took part in the placement of participants of MOSAIC employment programs.

Criteria for the award:

MOSAIC Employer Recognition Award is presented to an employer for leadership and commitment in providing a workplace that supports the principles of multiculturalism and employment equity by:

  • Having a diverse, multicultural staff.
  • Providing a work environment that acknowledges and works with immigrants and refugees with language barriers.
  • Supports immigrants’ and refugees’ integration into the Canadian workforce by providing opportunities such as work placements, job shadowing, information interviewing, volunteering, and employment.


2018 Arc’teryx
2017 LUSH Fresh Handmade Cosmetics
2016 Fresh Direct Produce Ltd.
2015 RBC Royal Bank
2014 Fairmont Hotels and Resorts
2013 Fortinet Technologies (Canada) Inc.
2012 Vancity
2011 Coastal Contacts Inc.
2010 BC Hydro
2009 Vancouver Coastal Health
2008 Canada Safeway Limited
2007 Open Box Integration
2006 Small Potatoes Urban Delivery (SPUD)
2005 Granville Island Hotel
2004 SerVantage Services Corporation
2003 Savoury City Foods Ltd. and SGS Canada Inc.
2002 Que Pasa Mexican Foods Ltd.
2001 White Spot Restaurants
2000 The Metropolitan Hotel
1999 PMC-Sierra
1998 Golden Bough Herb Company
1997 Capers

Started as Britannia Secondary School Bursary Award, its name was changed to Secondary School Bursary Award in 2014. The award is made to students of immigrant or refugee background, from the graduating class of selected secondary schools in the communities served by MOSAIC. The selected students must want to pursue post-secondary education, academic standing and demonstrated tenacity are also considered. The award is made on the recommendation of the participating schools.


2000 Thai Ngo and Avana Vranic (Britannia Secondary)
2001 Siu Ching Tsui and Lan Ngo (Britannia Secondary)
2002 Peter Zhang, Curtis Tsai, and Can Huynh Ngo (Britannia Secondary)
2003 Tongxin Feng, Jimmy Li, Samuel Liu and Andrey Luchnaninov (Britannia Secondary)
2004 Rosa Chae Dong and Annie Chow (Britannia Secondary)
2005 Antonio Joao and Carter Zhang (Britannia Secondary)
2006 Bin Gao and Susan Salame (Britannia Secondary)
2007 Yasmin Chaeichi and Ya Zhi Liu (Britannia Secondary)
2008 Charlie Ni and Tu Tai Khuong (Britannia Secondary)
2009 Divia Mattoo and Berny Siu (Britannia Secondary)
2010 Jessie Sun and Neell Young (Britannia Secondary)
2011 Shurooq Khan and Mariana Ruiz Esparza Medina (Britannia Secondary)
2012 Carmen Loh and Patricia Poon (Britannia Secondary)
2013 Sariah Conor and Rachel Bwishe (Britannia Secondary)
2014 Dasha Tyukova and Murtaza Jaffery (Britannia Secondary)
2015 Helen Dinh and Mary Arakelyan (Britannia Secondary); Melannie Osorio (Burnaby South Secondary); Karen Bautista and Sodaba Orya (New Westminster Secondary); Hamida Haji-Bolow (Windermere Secondary)

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