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MOSAIC Annual General Meeting (AGM)

September 25, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


The public is invited to MOSAIC Annual General Meeting (AGM) happening September 25th at MOSAIC headquarters (5575 Boundary Road, Vancouver).


Keynote speaker: Sharmarke Dubow

Community and Refugee Advocate and City Councillor for the City of Victoria

Sharmarke Dubow is a former refugee who fled civil war in Somalia at the age of 8, and spent 20 years seeking safe haven until Canada offered a home in 2012.

Sharmarke Dubow cast his first vote in October 20, 2018, and at the same time was elected as a Victoria City Councilor. Sharmarke’s passion and commitment to diversity, inclusion, and building equitable, inclusive and compassionate communities and his work for marginalized communities earned recognition and respect as a community leader and a voice for bold and courageous policies. His outstanding activism has garnered him various awards and recognitions including the Victoria Community Leadership Awards in 2017.

Dubow comes with extensive experience serving refugee and immigrant populations and community development. He holds a degree in Business Technology from the University of Cape Breton and has worked at the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria and the Victoria Immigrant Refugee Services Centre.

At the national level, he was a member of the executive committee of the Canadian Council for Refugees. He has served in various organizations and groups as a volunteer, including the Crime Reduction and Education (CRED) Program Steering Committee for the Pacific Centre Family Services Association and the Victoria Tenant Action Group.

Before moving to Canada, he was a human rights advocate and worked with refugee organizations in North Africa.

He is tireless in his efforts to build relationships, collaborate and bring people together to improve the well-being of communities.




September 25, 2019
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


MOSAIC – Boundary
5575 Boundary Road
Vancouver, British Columbia V5R 2P9


Vania Ganacheva
604 254 9626
5575 Boundary Road

MOSAIC is a multilingual non-profit organization dedicated to addressing issues that affect immigrants and refugees in the course of their settlement and integration into Canadian society.

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