About this Award

MOSAIC is proud to present annually a Human Rights Award as an ongoing manifestation of our commitment to the values of cultural diversity.

This award is presented to a person that has made a significant contribution in the field of human rights and ethnic relations, and in the field of humanitarianism, and has not been already recognized.

Applications open Jan. 30, 2023 and close April 30, 2023.

Award Criteria

To be eligible for this award, recipients must meet the following:

  • Demonstrate activities in support of human rights, helping refugees and newcomers, volunteering, and more
  • Be altruistic (no personal gain)

  • Accept personal risk helping others
  • Show significant contribution in the field of human rights, humanitarianism, and ethnic relations
  • Be a BC resident

  • Not necessarily have been recognized by other organizations
  • Call for nominations is open to all individuals in BC
  • Nominations of individuals may be submitted by organizations in BC

2021-2022 Recipient

Andrea Montgomery Di Marco

Andrea is a founder and current board member for Flourishing Foundation, a grassroots initiative supporting education, entrepreneurship, and family reunification for refugee-immigrant and Indigenous women. With the backing of the Foundation, she has helped to reunite a number of refugees with their families in Canada through private sponsorship. Andrea has also been an active volunteer within MOSAIC and the community for many years.

Learn more about the recipient and the award here.

Previous Recipients

  • Laurie Cooper (2020)
  • Rob Milne (2019)
  • Richard Stewart, Mayor of Coquitlam (2017)

  • Patsy George (2018)
  • Fikre Tsehai (2016)