About this page:
This page is accessible for all 2019-2020 SCENE cohort members only through the following link: www.mosaicbc.org/services/projects/scene/resources
In this page you will be able to find resources that have been shared with you throughout the project (PowerPoint presentations, handouts, and more).
Remember that even though the official part of the SCENE project has ended, your communication with Mariam and Samantha doesn’t have to! If you ever need any support or if you’re using the SCENE project as a reference for any applications, you can reach out at the following emails:
The SCENE Network is composed of groups and individuals striving towards diversity, inclusion and equitable representation of migrants in voluntary leadership positions in their life, career and/or organizations.
As part of the SCENE Network, members can Partner for Forums and Events and Share and access best and fair practices, resources, and collected data.
Members from the SCENE Network will be looking at our Meet the Cohort page, in which they will be able to see your causes, your short bio, and a way to contact you.
This training was provided in collaboration with Vantage Point. In this training, participants learned the responsibilities of board members, the 3 modes of governance, new tools that support good governance, and gained an increased clarity on the roles of board members.
Intercultural Diversity and Inclusion
MOSAIC’s Intercultural, Diversity & Inclusion Training is a structured approach to building awareness and understanding of different cultural behaviours. This training provided the theory, tools and practices that are needed to confidently navigate differences and to optimize our relationships with others.
Leadership and Strategic Planning + Ask a Pro Roundtable
This training was provided in collaboration with Vantage Point. In this training, participants learned about the aspects of what leadership can mean in different situations, as well as defined the roles of Board Members and Managers when it comes to an organization’s Strategic Planning.
An added Roundtable Q&A session provided participants the ability to ask experts questions regarding Board Leadership, Board Recruitment & Succession Planning and the Board’s Role in Fund Development.
Navigating the CEO + Board of Directors Relationship
MOSAIC’S CEO, Olga Stachova, spoke to the participants from the perspective of a CEO/ED, who is the only employee that reports directly to the Board. Sharing strategies for a healthy relationship with the CEO/ ED and Tools that Boards can deploy to monitor delivery and risk while staying at the strategic level.
- Training Session's Vantage Point Presentation (PDF).
- Handout: Sample Board Matrix (PDF).
- Handout: Code of Ethics (PDF).
- Handout: A Donor Bill of Rights (PDF).
- List of Organizations (PDF) provided by Vantage Point.
- Handout: Leadership Attributes at Lifecycle Stages (PDF).
- Worksheet: Board Development Plan (PDF).
- Worksheet: Diversity Matrix (PDF).
- Worksheet: Contingency & Succession Planning (PDF).
- Knowledge Philanthropist (KP) Darius Maze Bio (PDF).
- KP Omar Dominguez Bio (PDF).
- KP Shagun Bhanot (PDF).
The Crown Agencies and Board Resourcing Office (CABRO) oversees the recruitment and recommendation of candidates for appointments to all Crown corporations, agencies, boards and commissions (ABCs).
- Mentorship Toolkit (PDF): This toolkit will provide information on the ways in which you can self-start mentorship opportunities.
- Placements Toolkit (PDF): This toolkit will provide information on the ways in which you can find and reach out to organizations for finding placement and shadowing opportunities.
- Please read the toolkits thoroughly, and if you have any questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social and Civic Engagement Survey Results : In February 2019, MOSAIC surveyed volunteers, clients, and supporters of the organization.
- SCENE Applicant Demographics : A look into the self-identified data specifics of the people who applied for the SCENE project.
- SCENE Brochure : An introductory look into what the project entails and basic cohort demographics for 2019-2020.
- SCENE Presentation Booklet : A deeper insight into the project. Read about our principles and practices and the interests and causes that drew our cohort members to the project.
You will find organizations arranged by causes and/or sectors below:
Immigrants, Refugees and Newcomers
- Immigrant Services Society of BC
- Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
- Progressive Intercultural Community Services
- Pacific Community Resources Society
- NewHope Community Services
- Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity
- Rainbow Refugee
- Trikone Vancouver
- Vancouver Pride Society
- Our City of Colours
- Q Hall of Fame Canada
- Salaam Vancouver
People with Disabilities
- The Honourable Bardish Chagger, Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth, visits MOSAIC HQ to discuss key issues related to the Minister's mandate.
- An update on the project's process.
- MOSAIC receives $84,900 from Government of Canada to engage newcomers.
- MOSAIC hosts forum on inspiring participation in Canadian elections
- Community Leadership Forum Provokes Discussions
- MOSAIC hosts Civic Engagement Session
Immigrants are socially, politically and economically vital to Canada. Approximately 22% of Canadians are immigrants, the highest its been in almost a century. Almost 30% of British Columbians are immigrants, and those numbers continue to rise. It is imperative that we include the voices of immigrants in civic engagement.
Of the 2274 leaders studied in a recent research report led by the Diversity Institute and SPARC BC, only 12% come from a visible minority background. The lowest representation of visible minorities is in the elected officials sector: visible minorities comprise 26% of elected leaders. From the voluntary sector, only 13% of senior leaders come from a visible minority background.
As immigration growth continues, the need for inclusion of diverse voices will become more necessary to facilitate strong community attachment and overall equity in local politics, non-profits and businesses.
- Submitted “Improving Participation of Newcomers in Civic Engagement” as a strategic recommendation in the Settlement Sector Study to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration in Ottawa
- Initiated surveys and focus groups to help identify interest and barriers to social and civic engagement for newcomers and immigrants - This initiative was funded by the City of Vancouver (Report coming soon!)
- Participated in “Trampoline: Ideas into Action!”, a program from Simon Fraser University’s social innovation hub, Radius, through their Refugee Livelihoods Lab. Through this program, human-centred design methods were used to ideate MOSAIC’s Social and Civic Engagement project (click here for more information).
- Held an information session with the City of Vancouver for the purpose of seeking newcomer voices for participation in the city’s advisory groups (Details of placements coming soon!)
- Hosted a public forum about community leadership and migrant experiences to advance a conversation with MOSAIC stakeholders, clients and partners on how to improve access to more volunteer leadership opportunities for members of the immigrant and refugee communities (Report coming soon!)
- Held a public forum “Inspiring participation in Elections” with keynote speakers: former Canadian MP Libby Davies, and Former BC Premier Ujjal who captivated our participants by sharing how they became involved in activism, and Apathy is Boring’s Miley Leong presented the ‘How, What, Where, When and Whys’ of elections