From mentee to mentor: Maya’s story
by Mischa Milne / April 20, 2021

From mentee to mentor: Maya’s story

A year after arriving in Canada from Bulgaria, Maya Paskova made a phone call that would change the direction of her career – she joined MOSAIC’s Workplace Connections Mentoring Program.

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Pathways to caring: Almira’s story
by Mischa Milne / March 29, 2021

Pathways to caring: Almira’s story

For Almira Vedasto, caring for others comes naturally. With a passion for working with seniors, MOSAIC’s Care Pathways Program was a natural fit.

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MOSAIC seniors are knitting for good
by Mischa Milne / February 12, 2021

MOSAIC seniors are knitting for good

This Lunar New Year, MOSAIC seniors are teaming up to provide hats, scarves, and warm clothing for those in need in Chinatown and the Downtown Eastside.

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Spotlight: Nothabo Ncube, IPC keynote speaker
by Mischa Milne / January 22, 2021

Spotlight: Nothabo Ncube, IPC keynote speaker

When Nothabo Ncube was 14, she told her mother something that would change the course of her life from that point on. "I made a promise to my mother that I would become a medical doctor.”

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Warmth, joy and welcoming refugees
by Mischa Milne / December 22, 2020

Warmth, joy and welcoming refugees

This holiday season, as we reflect and step into the new year, we are grateful for the dedication of countless groups and individuals working with us to provide warm welcomes and life-changing programming for refugees.

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Why MOSAIC matters to migrant workers
by Samantha Matute / December 16, 2020

Why MOSAIC matters to migrant workers

A migrant worker reached out – she had lost her job during the pandemic and did not have money to pay rent, buy food or commute. Some migrant workers need ongoing support that can last for over one year.

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MOSAIC volunteers make our work possible
by Mischa Milne / December 5, 2020

MOSAIC volunteers make our work possible

As a volunteer with MOSAIC’s Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program, Margaret helps immigrant and refugee students practice their English conversation skills in weekly sessions.

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities
by Samantha Matute / December 3, 2020

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Starting life in a new country as an immigrant or refugee is challenging for anyone -- but for newcomers with disabilities, the barriers are even greater.

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Connecting families through food
by Mischa Milne / October 30, 2020

Connecting families through food

Focusing on ingredients that can be accessed at food banks in the Lower Mainland, Teaching Kitchen staff work with newcomer families each week to create nutritious, affordable, and easy to make meals and snacks.

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Spotlight: Laurie Cooper, recipient of the Human Rights Award
by Mischa Milne / October 21, 2020

Spotlight: Laurie Cooper, recipient of the Human Rights Award

Like many Canadians, Laurie Cooper was inspired to get involved with refugee advocacy after seeing the tragic image of the little boy, Alan Kurdi, on the beach in Turkey in September of 2015.

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