I Belong Award

Awards & Honours

We are very proud to have received recognition for our hard work and commitment over the past 40 years. Click through the years below to read about some of the awards we’ve received.

We can change the world and make it a better place. It is in your hands to make a difference.Nelson Mandela
Burnaby Business Excellence Award

MOSAIC was chosen as a finalist in the non-profit category for the Burnaby Business Excellence Award 2017. Click here for more information.

  • The Immigrant Employment Council of BC has honoured MOSAIC with an award for “Leadership and Commitment” for its role as a founding partner in the new MentorConnect Program. IEC-BC held its first Leadership Recognition Awards event on April 9, 2015 at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver. A total of nine awards were handed out in five categories which included: organizations; member associations; immigrant serving organizations; professional immigrant networks and individuals.
  • MOSAIC was selected to receive the 2015 Riasat Ali Khan Diversity Award from AMSSA for MOSAIC’s commitment to empowering immigrants and refugees and supporting the creation of welcoming and inclusive communicates. I Belong project was recognized by its exemplary example of innovative and groundbreaking program development. I Belong was launched in October 2014 to support LGBTQ immigrant newcomers by seeking to address the intersectionality between sexuality, gender, race, cultural diversity, class, criminalization and colonialism.
  • Burnaby Family Life (BFL), at its Annual General Meeting, gave an award to Mark Batt, the Manager of our North Burnaby Learning Centres for his leadership as a strong partner of BFL’s. BFL provides childcare for the children of LINC students in both of our North Burnaby Centres. Mark was described as “approachable and friendly … easy to build a strong relationship with.” He was praised for so ably managing the Centres, always keeping BFL informed about what’s going on and always willing to help out. Mark was credited with providing a permanent home for BFL’s Drop-In program and with supporting the professional development of staff.
    Burnaby Family Life (BFL)
  • MOSAIC Seniors’ Club Video “A Way to Connect” won the viewers’ choice award after receiving 1010 votes!
  • Certificate of Appreciation for Support to the New Westminster Community Gateway Program
    Purpose Society
  • “Diversity is Working Case Studies Project” profiling MOSAIC under the non-profit category
    SPARC’s BC
  • Premier’s Award Finalist: Promoting Innovation and Excellence for Positive Parenting across Cultures for MCFD and Partners
    Government of British Columbia
  • Top 5 Professional Associations/Non-Profit/Public Sector
    Best Companies to Work for in BC
  • Cultural DIVERSECity Award for Business
    DIVERSECity Community Resources Society
  • Youth Award presented to MOSAIC Nu Yu Theatre Project
    City of Vancouver
  • For leadership, advocacy and service contributions to multiculturalism and the community
    Jenny Wai Ching Kwan, MLA, Vancouver – Mt. Pleasant
  • Nominated by the Ministry of Employment and Income Assistance
    Chava Glouberman – for contribution to the Web Orientation Project
    Nomination for a Premier’s Award in the category of Service Excellence
  • Cultural Harmony Award (Individual Category)
    Bestowed on Sherman Chan for outstanding contribution to the promotion of cultural harmony in the City of Vancouver
    City of Vancouver, British Columbia
  • Spirit Award presented to MOSAIC’s Immigrant Loan Program
    Vancity Community Foundation
  • In recognition of valuable contributions to the settlement of Vietnamese refugees in British Columbia
    The Vietnamese Canadian Community
  • Silver Award presented to MOSAIC Building Blocks Program
    In recognition of outstanding efforts in establishing and sustaining effective partnerships with community based agencies.
    Public Service of British Columbia
  • Silver Award presented to MOSAIC Building Blocks Program
    BC Public Service Agency
  • Acknowledgement of MOSAIC’s commitment to creating safer communities in Canada
    Martin Cauchon, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Lawrence MacAulay, Solicitor General of Canada
  • Certificate of Appreciation presented to MOSAIC Volunteer Program
    Ministry of Multiculturalism and Immigration
  • Certificate of Appreciation presented to MOSAIC Family Programs
    Ministry of Multiculturalism and Immigration
  • Certificate of Appreciation presented to MOSAIC Child Care Centre
    In recognition of MOSAIC’s dedication and commitment to fostering settlement and integration of newcomers to British Columbia
    Ministry of Multiculturalism and Immigration
  • Acknowledgement of MOSAIC’s commitment to creating safer communities in Canada
    Martin Cauchon, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada and Lawrence MacAulay, Solicitor General of Canada
  • The Dr. William Black Award
    BC Multicultural Society
  • Citation for Citizenship Award presented to MOSAIC for outstanding leadership and partnership capacity in the immigrant services sector
    Citizenship and Immigration Canada
Settlement Workers Recognition: At the Welcoming Ceremony during Immigration Week, the BC/Yukon Region of the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission awarded Certificates of Appreciation to 12 community workers who have provided years of valuable service in the settlement of new immigrants. Seven of these certificates were awarded to MOSAIC staff: Ilona Saramo (Hungarian Settlement Worker), Dominic Fung (Chinese Settlement Worker), Rosalinda Moniz (Portuguese Settlement Worker), Miriam Mauer (Spanish Settlement Worker), Marina Yelchinko (Russian/Ukrainian Settlement Worker), Hemi Dhanon (Hindi/Punjabi Settlement Worker) and Maria Roche (Polish Settlement Worker). The MOSAIC Board of Directors are proud of their achievement and value their continued standard of excellence in community service.
Refugee Council honours MOSAIC worker: Roxana Aune, one of MOSAIC’S three Latin American Community workers and herself an immigrant from Costa Rica, was honoured in October by the Vancouver Refugee Council for her committed volunteer work. The Refugee Council recognized the exemplary contributions Roxana Aune makes to refugee services in addition to her MOSAIC case load, at the third annual Refugee Services Day ceremony on October 27.