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PEACE PATRON
AWARD & CELEBRATION

Mosaic Institute celebrated our 15th anniversary by bringing back the Peace Patron Award & Celebration in-person to honour a Canadian who has championed our goal of dismantling prejudice in their community. 

Thank you to our Champion sponsor:

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PEACE PATRON EVENT

On #GivingTuesday, we came together to celebrate dismantling prejudice and  raised over $264,000!

On Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 at the Bram and Bluma Appel Salon, we came together to award Mohamad Fakih, entrepreneur and philanthropist, as the 2022 Peace Patron. 

To our donors, supporters, volunteers, staff and everyone who came together to make this such a special evening, thank you. We couldn't do this work without you.

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MOSAIC'S 2022 PEACE PATRON AWARD WINNER IS

MOHAMAD FAKIH

Mohamad Fakih is the Founder of Paramount Fine Foods and is known for his humanitarian efforts supporting newcomers and refugees.

A community leader, Mr. Fakih regularly participates in fundraisers and community events, supporting multiple causes and organizations. 

 

In 2016, after the Canadian government decided to welcome 25,000 Syrian Refugees, Mr. Fakih made headlines when he travelled to Lebanon to visit the Islamic Relief Camps for Syrian Refugees to gain a deeper understanding of relief efforts. Hoping to lead by example, Mr. Fakih partnered with Toronto Metropolitan University for the Lifeline Syria Challenge to fund employment support to help recruit new Syrian Canadians during their job search.  

Mr. Fakih’s determination to uphold the values of giving back to communities where Paramount restaurants are located has resulted in a workplace culture of giving to others and supporting one another. He has made philanthropy and giving back a key part of Paramount’s culture and identity. In 2022, Mr. Fakih was appointed to the Order of Canada in recognition of his business and community leadership, as well as for his philanthropy in his community and abroad.

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'In Dialogue With' Mohamad Fakih was guest hosted by Aarti Pole 

Thank you Aarti for making this 'In Dialogue With' unforgettable. Aarti Pole is a host with CBC News Network, reporting breaking stories across the country daily. She has been in this role with CBC since 2016. Prior to joining the News Network team in Toronto, she was the Washington correspondent for Global National. As one of the first female Indo-Canadian television correspondents based out of the U.S. capital, she covered the 2016 U.S. presidential race, international news and politics.

THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

Thank you to our community partners and friends who made the 2022 Peace Patron Award & Celebration possible.

Champion Sponsor - $75,000

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Ambassador - $6,000

Chadha Family Foundation
Decision Point Research and Dundee and Patricia Staunton Reeta Roy

Table - $4,000

AGF Management Ltd.
Susan and Greg Guichon
Toronto Metropolitan University
Torys LLP
V​ahan and Susie Kololian

Trailblazer - $10,000

Donna and Gary Slaight
Gilles and Julia Ouellette
RBC
York University
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“Bottom line here, having a diverse team, coming from a lot of places around the world, again it’s not something that makes your company look better, it’s actually something that makes your company more profitable. It gives you opportunity to expand more.”

- Mohamad Fakih, 2022 Peace Patron Award Winner

THE AWARD

The Peace Patron Award is an annual award granted by the Mosaic Institute.

As an organization, we value inclusion, education, and conflict resolution and our award recipients don't only embody these values, but share so many others.

 

Dismantling prejudice is important and possible in all industries, and we have awarded the Peace Patron Award to exemplary people over the last decade, which has included politicians, activists, teachers and artists. Their common ground however, is in their commitment to advancing Canada as a peaceful and just society.

FORMER PEACE PATRONS

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2021

Harnarayan Singh
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2020

Margaret MacMillan, CC, CH
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2019

General John de Chastelain, CC, CMM, CD, CH
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2018

Edward Burtynsky, O.D
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2017

His Worship, Naheed Nenshi
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2016

Senator Murray Sinclair, O.C
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2015

Louise Arbor, O.C
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2012

Senator Hugh Segal, O.C