MOSAIC welcomes refugees
MOSAIC is proud to support refugees by providing resettlement and integration support, and advocating on their behalf.
MOSAIC was formed in 1976 by a group of immigrants and refugees. Since then, we have become a Canadian leader in providing support and resettlement services for those from all continents and diverse backgrounds. We provide one-to-one and group services with those who are navigating life in Canada as refugee claimants, convention refugees and protected persons, as well as other non-status or stateless persons.
Services for refugees
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Ways to support refugees
If you are interested in taking action to assist refugees, here are some steps you can take:
- Donate to ONF: We estimate that a minimum of $4 million will be required for the full scope of Operation #NotForgotten (see below for more information). We have raised nearly $2 million. These funds are held in trust and will be used to support ONF refugees and their families during their first year in Canada. Please consider donating to ONF today.
- Gift cards: Grocery store gift cards allow refugees to retain independence and choose the food/basic hygiene items most needed. If interested in donating, please email email@example.com.
- Volunteer: ONF teams trained by MOSAIC are being formed to assist ONF arrivals while they settle in Canada. If you would like to help, please contact ONF@mosaicbc.org for more information.
If you are interested in volunteering to support refugee claimants in Vancouver, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information!
“I am very grateful to MOSAIC because they gave me so much support when I arrived in Canada.…The two people who looked after me were so kind and found me housing and a safe place. They are very, very good people.”
“My experience with MOSAIC was very good and very friendly! The manager connected us to transition housing; and even came to meet us at the hotel, and took us to the train station so we could get to Abbottsford. Plus, she followed up with us and didn’t forget who I was when I saw her again!”
“We were lucky to get introduced to the brilliant team at MOSAIC in Surrey. They helped us a lot with applying for work permit, answering our questions, and assisting us with our refugee hearing process.”