Children & Youth

MOSAIC Showcases Empowerment of Refugee Youth Through Art

August 2, 2019

On July 21, 2019, MOSAIC’s Moving Ahead program participated at the Edmonds city fair promoting the services that we provide to newcomers and refugees.

This year’s participation was unique as it used a creative platform to empower youth by raising awareness of refugee youth.

In our booth, visited by approximately 400 people, information about MOSAIC’s services and experiences of refugee was shared through games, art exhibition, interactive sessions with storytelling by energetic youth, clients and helpful staff.

Artwork created by the youth members was exhibited, while community members were invited to give feedback on the artwork. The youth were very impressed by the positive and supportive feedback. A storytelling session was also delivered for children seeding the concept of inclusivity. Staff introduced MOSAIC’s services using brochures and answered questions, and there was also lucky draw!

Special thanks to the two hard working practicum students, Michelle Tam from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, who initiated the art exhibit, the youth as well as Moving Ahead staff!

For people dealing with a wide variety of settlement challenges (including lack of English, literacy challenges, adaptation problems, health issues, etc.), our Moving Ahead Program offers services and support. We help people dealing with hardships by gaining life skills, accessing community support and learning about Canadian culture. To learn more, please visit