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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.

  • Activities
  • Altruistic (no personal gain)
  • Personal risk
  • Significant contribution in the field of human rights and ethnic relations
  • Not necessarily recognized by other organizations

2017 Nominations

Please complete the form below to nominate an individual or organization.

Deadline: June 30th, 2017 (5:00 pm)

2016 Recipient

Fikre Tsehai, Canadian World Lutheran Relief

Fikre said that he accepted the Award on behalf of the courageous refugees who have fled persecution, war, famine and complex hardships. When he started his work, it was primarily refugees from the Horn of Africa coming to Canada. Then in the mid-1990s, there were Rwandans fleeing genocide. Also in the 1990s, Bosnian, Serbian and Kosovar refugees came to Canada.

2015 Sandy Berman
2014 Kinbrace Community Society
2013 Sr. Deborah Isaacs, RGS
2012 Vickie Jo Morris
2011 Norma-Jean McLaren
2010 Adrienne Montani
2009 Shashi Assanand
2008 Shelley Rivkin
2007 Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
2006 Dr. Lloyd Axworthy
2005 Catalina Hernandez
2004 Vancouver Cooperative Radio and Refugee Lawyers Committee
2003 MCC Refugee and Newcomers Assistance Program
2002 Ken Lyotier
2001 Harriet Nahanee
2000 Linda Morgan
1999 Alan Dutton
1998 Rosemary Brown
1997 Trinity United Church
1996 Jean Swanson – End Legislated Poverty
1995 India Mahila Association
1994 Nora Patrich
1993 VAST (Vancouver Association for the Survivors of Torture)
1992 Valmond Romilly
1991 Headlines Theatre Company
1990 Mildred Fahrni and Marta Torres
1989 Japanese Canadian Re-Dress Committee
1988 Renate Shearer
1987 Sheila Shannon
1986 Bishop Remi DeRoo
1985 Dr. Joseph Katz
1984 Jill Weiss
1983 Charan Gill
1982 Justice Thomas Berger
1986 Bishop Remi DeRoo
1985 Dr. Joseph Katz
1984 Jill Weiss
1983 Charan Gill
1982 Justice Thomas BergerRenate Shearer
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  • Application questions

  • In 250 words or less, describe how the nominee has demonstrated leadership in the area of human rights.