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I. Policy dialogue, community planning and coordination

MOSAIC participates in many policy dialogues, community planning networks, research development, and advisory committees: Municipal

  • Burnaby Board of Trade
  • Burnaby Early Childhood Development Table
  • Burnaby Environmental Sustainability Strategy Health and Well-being Sub-committee
  • Burnaby Interagency Council
  • Healthy City for All Leadership Council - Vancouver
  • Mayor’s Working Group on Immigration (Vancouver)
  • Metro Vancouver Regional Steering Committee on Homelessness
  • New Westminster Chamber of Commerce
  • New Westminster Early Childhood Development Table
  • New Westminster Interagency Council
  • New Westminster Welcoming Community Working Group
  • Settlement Workers in School Advisory Committees in Vancouver, Burnaby and New Westminster School Districts
  • Vancouver LIP Working Group Lead Member - Workplaces
  • Vancouver Local Immigration Partnership Steering Committee


  • AMSSSA (Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Social Service Agencies of BC)
  • ASPECT (Association of Service Providers for Employability and Career Training)
  • BC Council for Families
  • BCITP Net (BC Internationally Trained Professional Network)
  • CBA British Columbia - Access to Justice Committee
  • CCPA (Canadian Center for Policy Alternatives)
  • Community Coordination on Women’s Safety
  • Corporate Program Advisory Committee
  • Correctional Service of Canada Pacific Region Ethnocultural Advisory Committee
  • Ending Relationship Abuse Society
  • Enhanced Child Care Evaluation Working Group, Immigration & Welcome BC
  • First Call (BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition)
  • IECBC (Immigrant Employment Council of BC) , Board Member
  • IICC (Immigrant Integration Coordinating Committee)
  • LISTN (Language Instruction Support and Training Network) Executive Committee
  • Living Wage Campaign Advisory Committee
  • Poverty Reduction Coalition
  • SPARC BC (Social Planning and Research Council of BC)
  • Specialized Populations Working Group, Employment Program of BC
  • Vancouver Cross Cultural Seniors Network Society
  • Windows of Opportunity Ethnocultural Committee – a coalition of Vancouver-based ECD table


  • Canadian Society of Association Executives – a professional association for senior leaders
  • CCR (Canadian Council for Refugees) – a refugee advocacy group
  • Imagine Canada – a national registered charity that looks into and out for Canada’s charities and non-profits
  • National Settlement Council, a national body that sets the agenda for settlement and integration of immigrants 

II. Inter-agency planning tables and advisory committeesMOSAIC staff  participate in various inter-agency planning tables and advisory committees:

  • Agence Francophone pour l’Accueil des Immigrants – AFAI/Connection Centre
  • APLASM (Latin-American Mental Health Workers Association)
  • BC Association of Social Workers
  • Burnaby Immigrant Planning Table
  • CAPC (Community Action Program for Children) Coordinators
  • Career Management Association of BC
  • Circle of Care and Connection (For Early Childhood Development Refugees and Newcomers)
  • Early Childhood Advisory Committee Network 2 and 5 (ECAM)
  • Education and Networking for Rehabilitation and Career Practitioners for Francophone Immigrants – CCFI
  • Frontline Advocacy Workers Network
  • Iranian Workers Network (IWN)
  • Latin American Community Council (LACC)
  • My Own Back Yard (MOBY) Community Group
  • Online Legal Dictionary Project with Vancouver Community College
  • PLEI (Public Legal Education) Consortium
  • SITE BC (Society of Internationally Trained Engineers of BC)
  • South Asian Networking Group
  • Stopping the Violence Networking Group
  • Vancouver Victim Services Coordinating Committee and Workplaces Working Group
  • VCC ESL Programs Advisory Committee
  • Vietnamese Workers Network

III. PartnershipsMOSAIC partners with numerous organizations to deliver services to the community:

  • MOSAIC is one of the lead organizations in the Community Learning Centres Consortium which operates Language Programs and Child Care services in North Burnaby and Surrey. Partners include Douglas College The Training Group, Klein and Associates and ISSofBC. Burnaby Family Life partners with us to provide Child Care in North Burnaby.
  • MOSAIC is the lead organization in the Vancouver Northeast Community Partnership with Frog Hollow and Kiwassa Neighbourhood Houses, the BC Centre for Ability and VEEES. We provide the Employment Services Centre for Vancouver Northeast.
  • MOSAIC is one of the four funding members of the Fraser Works Co-operative which operates Employment Services Centres in Burnaby and New Westminster. Other founding members are Fraserside Community Services, AWARE and Pacific Community Resources Society.
  • MOSAIC partners with many other organizations to provide Employment Services Centres throughout Metro Vancouver, including Back in Motion, GT Hiring Solutions, the YWCA, WCG, Agora Employment Services, Pacific Community Resources Society, AWARE, Fraserside Community Services, Triangle, Richmond Multicultural Community Services, Buxton, Training Innovations, PICS, ACCESS, BCIT, Douglas College The Training Group, YMCA, and Embers.
  • MOSAIC is also the lead organization with Burnaby School District and Early Childhood Development Agencies to implement a Newcomers’ Centre for Children and Families pilot project in Burnaby.
  • MOSAIC collaborates with the North Shore Multicultural Society to deliver LINC classes in the North Shore and with North Shore Neighbourhood House to provide child care for the children of LINC students.
  • MOSAIC collaborates with City of Burnaby Citizen Support Services and Burnaby Community Services to deliver Better at Home Services for isolated seniors in Burnaby.
  • Building Blocks Vancouver – a partnership with the MCFD, the Health Authority, and Urban Native Society to deliver a home visitation program for at-risk mothers.
  • HIPPY Program – a partnership with HIPPY Canada and Pacific Immigrant Resources Society to deliver a home-based educated program for parents to be their preschool children’s first teacher.
  • Engaging Young People to Prevent Violence against Women on Post-Secondary Campuses – a partnership with Langara College to dialogue and develop support measures with women who are facing or who have faced violence in their lives.
  • Redirecting Youth Through Empowerment – a partnership with Kwantlen Polytechnic University to provide various violence prevention initiatives that engage youth ages 13 to 24.
  • MOSAIC partners with the Burnaby Board of Education to deliver employment services to refugee youth in two secondary schools.
  • MOSAIC and Collingwood Neighbourhood House work together to provide English language and related child care services in the Collingwood neighbourhood of southeast Vancouver.
  • MOSAIC partners with Back in Motion to provide the Skills Connect for Immigrants Program in Vancouver and Burnaby.

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