Solidarity with Refugees

MOSAIC led a 4-day “Camp In” at Victoria Park, to protest new legislation and stand in solidarity with refugees who now faced a mandatory three month residency requirement before being eligible for financial assistance.

With the highly publicized stand, and ongoing lobbying efforts, the province exempted refugees from this legislation just four months later. Prior to this, advocacy work on behalf of the refugee community included: the 1984-1988 research project The Inland Refugee Experience in BC; assisting in the formation of the Inland Refugee Society of BC; and the formation of the coalitions Working Group on Poverty, and Refugee Access to Income Security.