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About this program

Are you new in Canada? Dealing with health issues, poverty, a lack of English, or feel isolated? We can help.

MOSAIC Settlement & Integration Services help a variety of new immigrants to Canada, but for those who need more help, we offer our Moving Ahead Programs. Our Moving Ahead FreeRunning program is just for youth, age 16-28. We want to help you be successful in your new life in Canada.

Moving Ahead Services

Moving Ahead clients will be paired with a Case Manager who will provide services at the Burnaby Family Life Institute, in the community or in client homes.

Moving Ahead programs include:

  • One-on-one support
  • Group friendship circles to meet people & practice English
  • Exciting activities in the community to meet friends & feel like you belong
  • Life skills classes (computer training, social skills, labour market information)

Each activity is tailored specifically to the higher needs of these clients. Most clients participate in the program for about one year.

Moving Ahead Programs are available to Burnaby and New Westminster youth age 16-28.

To apply for Moving Ahead services, fill out the form available below in “Downloads” and return it to:

FAX: 604-636-4743

If you have questions about Moving Ahead, please contact us at 604-636-4712.

Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Highgate Village
Suite 310, 7155 Kingsway
Burnaby, BC

Fax: 604-636-4743
Phone: 604-636-4712

Who Uses Moving Ahead FreeRunning?

Some clients need more dedicated and extended case management. Many struggled before coming to Canada, and face more challenges here, on their own or in their families. Youth age 16-28 may be struggling with extra family problems or the stress of trying to enter the workforce.

If you are dealing with any of the following, our Moving Ahead Program offers intensive services and support on dealing with hardships, gaining life skills, understanding Canada and accessing support.

Moving Ahead is ideal for newcomer youth facing settlement difficulties such as:

  • Trauma
  • Health issues
  • Poverty
  • Literacy challenges
  • Lack of English
  • A large family or a family coping with hardships
  • Struggles in school or education-level
  • Isolation or lack of social support
  • Lack of life skills (job-readiness, computer skills)

If you are over 28 years old, please see our Moving Ahead program.

Moving Ahead services at MOSAIC are made available in part thanks to funding from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada.