Supporting our community

MOSAIC actively advocates for our community. We advocate for many issues affecting immigrants, refugees, and those with diverse backgrounds, including

  • increasing engagement in civic and community leadership
  • removing barriers to employment and education
  • enhancing equal access to health services, food and income security, housing, and social inclusion
  • promoting physical and mental health

We also work with other organizations in research studies to inform and guide future policy

Advocacy Statements

For questions about MOSAIC statements and positions, email us at

Federal pre-budget consultations (2024)

BC Budget Consultation (2023)

MOSAIC Calls for Anti-Racism Education In Schools (2023)

Pre-Budget Consultations (2023)

Removing the barriers to skills-commensurate employment (2022)

Alliance for Doctors Denied by Degree (2021)

Digital Justice for BC (2020)

Newcomer Healthcare

Research Projects

MOSAIC’s research projects focus on health, labour market outcomes, settlement, diversity and inclusion

Removing Barriers for International Medical Graduates

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International Medical Graduates (IMGs) are not treated fairly in Canada. They struggle to get licenced in Canada, despite their proven expertise. This project aims to collect data and bring awareness to sectoral discrimination in Canadian healthcare. The goal is to inform future policy and promote equitable participation in the healthcare industry.

Funded by the WES Mariam Assefa Fund

Career Growth Progression of Newcomers

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We aim to understand whether newcomers have access to career advancement in BC. The study will provide recommendations for better practices allowing for diverse experiences to be valued in the workplace.

Funded by Mitacs and Scotia Bank.

Innovative Case Management Practices

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We aim to define the Case Management Model for clients with complex needs. Working with nine partner organizations, we will research and develop effective service delivery models for BC.

Funded by IRCC Service Delivery Improvement Grant.

Ready English Accessible for Caregivers (REACH)

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This national project aims to create and test an online training model for newcomer women caring for children to learn English on a more flexible schedule online.

Funded by IRCC Service Delivery Improvement Grant.

Impact of COVID-19 on Seniors and their Community Support Services

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The project explores the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on seniors’ life experiences and their supports. We plan to use cross-sector knowledge exchange to better understand seniors’ complex views and experiences.

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)

Barriers to Engagement in Patient-Oriented Research

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This study aims to learn about the experiences of researchers and individuals who have participated in patient-oriented research (POR). We want to know how they engage with people with multiple engagement barriers (including healthcare struggles or difficulties accessing food and housing).

Funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR), BC SUPPORT Unit Patient Engagement Methods Cluster

Effective Child Welfare Interventions for Asian-Canadian Children & Families

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This research project takes place in Toronto and Vancouver to understand the experiences of Asian-Canadian families as service users. The project will highlight the existing efforts and challenges in supporting Asian Canadians involved or at risk of involvement in the child welfare system.

Funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)