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.


Mosaic Human Rights Award

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)

  • Not necessarily have been recognized by other organizations
  • Accept personal risk helping others
  • Be a BC resident

  • Call for nominations is open to all individuals and organizations in BC
  • Show significant contribution in the field of human rights, humanitarianism, and ethnic relations

Thank you for your interest in applying for this award. Applications will reopen at the end of January, 2025. Keep an eye on our website for updates and more information. We appreciate your participation and wish you the best of luck!

2023-2024 Recipient

Nila Ibrahimi

Nila is a women’s rights activist and a singer who has been part of a music group advocating for women’s rights and equality in Afghanistan. As a full-time high school student at WPGA on a full scholarship, she focuses on girls’ education in Afghanistan. Nila has met with prominent figures such as the US Ambassador in Canada and the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario, and she has delivered speeches at the 2023 Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy. She co-founded and is the president of the HerStory initiative, creating a global platform to raise awareness about Afghanistan women’s life stories and their right to education.

Learn more about the recipient and the award.

Previous Recipients

  • Patsy George (2018)
  • Richard Stewart, Mayor of Coquitlam (2017)
  • Fikre Tsehai (2016)

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