For many years, MOSAIC has been the only non-profit organization in BC offering newcomers free support on many legal issues. The program provides information, summary advice, referrals and representation on immigration, poverty and family law matters to low-income immigrants and refugees.
The program operates within Family and Settlement Services, serving clients from approximately 64 countries in 51 languages, and helps newcomers deal more effectively with the Canadian legal system, ensuring they are informed of their legal rights and responsibilities. Program services are provided in a linguistically and culturally sensitive environment.
The Legal Advocacy Program staff include qualified legal advocates who act on behalf of clients. Program staff liaise with clients, government officials and tribunal members. Staff handle applications, submissions and communications with various public benefits offices, immigration offices in Canada, and overseas embassies. The program has access to, and is supervised by lawyers.
Thank you to the Law Foundation of British Columbia for providing a grant that enables this program to make a significant impact on the lives of thousands of clients over the years.
Keynote speaker: Efrat Arbel, JD, LLM, SJD, Associate Professor, Peter A. Allard School of Law
Speaker: Executive Director, Law Foundation: Josh Paterson
Speaker: Former Supervising Lawyer: Lesley Stalker (former UNHCR Representative, currently a Board Member with the Immigration Refugee Board
Speaker: Former Client who was awarded a full scholarship to UBC
We are delighted that BC Attorney General David Eby, and BC Human Rights Commissioner Kasari Govender will be in attendance at this celebration event.
For more information about the Celebration event, and for registration, please RSVP your attendance by November 5th through Eventbrite here.
Please contact: Tracy Tang at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-254-9626 ext. 1064
This program is critical to the lives of the clients and it is no exaggeration to say that due to the advocate’s success in her work, it has positively altered the lives of some of her clients forever. Supervising lawyer from MOSAIC’s Legal Advocacy Program
MOSAIC’s Legal Advocacy Program provides information, summary advice, referrals and legal representation to low-income immigrants and refugees. We help newcomers navigate the Canadian legal system, ensuring that they are informed of their legal rights and responsibilities. All advocacy services are provided free of charge to eligible individuals. To learn more, please visit mosaicbc.org/services/settlement/legal-advocacy-program/.