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 in the field of humanitarianism, and has not been already recognized.

  • Activities
  • Altruistic (no personal gain)
  • Personal risk
  • Significant contribution in the field of human rights and ethnic relations
  • Significant contribution in the field of humanitarianism
  • Open to BC residents
  • Call for nominations open to all organizations in BC
  • Not necessarily recognized by other organizations

2020 Recipient

Laurie Cooper

In August 2019 Laurie was instrumental in starting the Operation #NotForgotten (ONF) Project in partnership with MOSAIC. ONF aims to provide safe resettlement for hundreds of refugees who have been detained in Papua New Guinea and on Nauru Island since 2013, as part of Australia’s indefinite offshore Immigration detention policy.

“I am very grateful to MOSAIC for the recognition, but it is only possible because of the hard work of so many people who have helped and supported me over the past five years.”

Read our full story on Laurie Cooper here.

Watch the recording of our MOSAIC Awards Ceremony 2020 here.


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