Human Rights Award
MOSAIC is proud to annually present a Human Rights Award as an ongoing manifestation of our commitment to the values of cultural diversity. This award is presented to a person or organization that has made a significant contribution in the field of human rights and ethnic relations, and has not been already recognized.
- Altruistic (no personal gain)
- Personal risk
- Significant contribution in the field of human rights and ethnic relations
- Not necessarily recognized by other organizations
Patsy George came to Canada from India 50 years ago. An Order of Canada and Order of British Columbia recipient, ask her of what she is most proud and George unhesitatingly replies, “Being a social worker, being able to make changes in families and in the community.”
Among her many appointments she has served on the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada, was part of the provincial government panel that overhauled child welfare legislation, served as president of the B.C. Association of Social Workers, was a founding member of the Immigrant and Visible Minority Women of Canada, helped begin the Pacific Immigrant Resources Society, was a United Way director and president of the International Council of Social Welfare, Canada. She is now the president of the United Nations Association in Canada and director of Canadian Crossroads International, where she directs her energies to improving the lives of women in sub-Saharan Africa.