“My change is in all aspects: better communication with my children, be a better mom... It is truly possible to make changes.”

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A Current Perspective

MOSAIC celebrated its 30th anniversary in March, 2006. This celebration was highlighted with a special visit from the (then) Governor General, Michaelle Jean and concluded with a showcase of immigrant talent at Festival MOSAIC. That same year, the organization was officially accredited with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). 

Since that time, the organization continued to grow and the Board and Executive Leadership proactively worked to nurture its growth. MOSAIC was approved by the City of Vancouver for a community amenity space in the Collingwood area of Vancouver in 2011 and in 2012 it became the sole immigrant-serving contract-holder for the new Employment Program of BC.  

That same year, the annual MOSAIC Staff Recognition Award was re-launched in order to recognize staff, some of whom have been with MOSAIC since its inception, for their loyalty, expertise and service excellence.  

In 2013, the organization recognized the need to undertake an engaged initiative that looked at the capacity and structure of the organization taking into consideration the growth and expansion over the last decade. As part of that process, the Family and Settlement departments were amalgamated and the new Communications and Development department was created.

The following year in 2014, a new Strategic Plan was developed with a clear Vision, Mission and Strategic Directions designed to carry the organization forward. The Plan was launched in March, 2015 and has been widely shared with our community partners, stakeholders and members.  

Today, MOSAIC manages a $24 million budget with more than 300 staff, 450 volunteers and 300 contractors. These talented, diverse and dedicated people support clients through interpretation, translation, English language training, employment programs, community outreach, multilingual and multicultural services for family, children, youth and seniors.

As we approach 2016, we are confident we will continue to build on the many successes of our history as we continue to expand and adapt to meet MOSAIC’s Vision of empowering newcomers to fully participate in Canadian society.