There has been a noticeable rise in rhetoric and incidents directed against newcomers, immigrants and visible minorities which is concerning to MOSAIC and other organizations in the immigrant-serving sector.
On August 27, 2019, Ninu Kang, MOSAIC’s Director of Communications and Development, discussed a message from a political party that received a public backlash for its stance on immigration, telling CBC’s Early Edition that an anti-immigration narrative serves to make immigrants “the other” (listen to the full interview at right/below, or click here).
Released August 27, 2019
Vancouver, BC – S.U.C.C.E.S.S issues the following statement concerning recent bigoted remarks in the Lower Mainland:
”Immigrants, refugees, and ethno-cultural based communities of all backgrounds to Canada have a long and valued history of contribution and achievement to Canadian society. Because of our diversity, our communities will continue to thrive and excel from the inclusion and tolerance of all peoples and all walks of life. Divisive statements and behavior have no place in Canada’s vision for an equitable and inclusive society. As we stand together to build Canada’s future, we remain guided by our values of multiculturalism, equality and openness.”
Signatory organizations supporting this statement include:
- Canadian Korean Community
- Canadian Japanese Community
- Immigrant Services Society of BC
- Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS) Society
- The Centre For Israel and Jewish Affairs
- The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver