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About this program

Our TIES matching program matches refugee families with established “Canadian” families.

Connecting with others in your new community is an important step. Making new friends and contacts helps Newcomer to feel at home in Canada. Joining in activities with new friends and finding opportunities for people with common interests to gather, is an integral part in settlement.

The matches are done by keeping family composition, geographic location and interests in mind.

TIES – what does it stand for?

T = Thrive
I = Inspire
E = Empower
S = Succeed

When Families make new ties, they built community, they are able to Thrive, be Inspired, become Empowered and able to Succeed.

Contact information

If you are interested in participating in TIES, or have any questions, please call 604-254-9626 or email ichalloner@mosaicbc.org.

By chance we met, by choice we became friends!Millie Huang


All families in the TIES program must:

  • Commit to spending a minimum of four hours per month for one year with a matched family
  • Sign a code of conduct
  • attend a training session (all family members over age 14)
  • Pass a criminal records check (only applicable for refugee families if they’ve been in Canada for more than one year)

MOSAIC will provide:

  • Ongoing support and guidance to matched families
  • An event that all families can attend every second month
Please complete the form below. The more information you provide, the better. We will review your information and will do our best to match you with an appropriate family. Please note, we are unable to guarantee a match for you.

TIES Application Form