The MOSAIC Family Centre

Support Services for Refugee Families

If you are new to Canada, the MOSAIC Family Centre has support for you. We have information on parenting, child development, and settlement resources for families.

We also help you find volunteer opportunities in the community, and can refer you to other local support or programs.


Our Family Centre is open to:

  • Government-assisted refugee families
  • Families living in Canada less than 5 years

  • Parents with children aged 0-6 years

  • Families living in Burnaby or New Westminster

Program Description

All Family Centre programs are only for registered newcomer families:

Newcomers’ Group

This group is for refugee parents. We provide childhood development and healthcare information.

Parent Participated Early Learning

This program is for parents of children with parenting challenges. Staff can provide referrals for extra support when necessary. This group also prepares children (aged 0-3) for entering preschool or childcare in BC.

Preschool Orientation Program

Prepare your children (aged 3-5) to join Preschool or Kindergarten. You will learn about the Canadian school system and how to register your children.

One-on-One Support

You get a Family Settlement Support Worker to help with your settlement plan. It focuses on early childhood development, schooling, and parenting in Canada.

Mental Wellness

Get access to clinical counselling and info on mental wellness for families.

Available Languages

Family Centre services are available in: Amharic (አማርኛ), Arabic (عربي), Dari (دری), English, Farsi (فارسی), Korean (한국어), Spanish (Español), and Tigringa (ትግርኛ)

Available at these locations


…my children started reading before they went to school…I understand the importance of early learning at the Centre…


This program is supported by Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada and accredited through CARF.

Upcoming Events

Related Resources

Referral Form

Brochure (English)

Brochure (Pashto)

Brochure (Dari)

Brochure (Arabic)

Brochure (Somali)

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