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August 2023 Newsletter

AUGUST E-NEWS:


  • New Publications on Same Sex Parenting and the Overdose Crisis

  • Next Gen at Glendon College

  • Toronto Holocaust Museum

  • Toronto Charity Challenge

  • Eradicate Hate App

  • No Silence on Race



Sometimes in the busyness of the day-to-day, we forget to pause, step back, and see the bigger picture (which limits our ability to see that we are making a real difference!).


This summer we took time to reflect on our 'bigger picture'. We realized thatthanks to youMosaic has reached nearly 560,000 people globally 🤯, directly engaging nearly 35,000 people in programs, research, and events over the last 16 years! Here is a snippet of just some of the growth you’ve made possible:


MOSAIC MODEL OF DIALOGUE:


Convened 50+ events and engaged 14,000+ individuals directly and indirectly with community-driven initiatives that fostered understanding and communication across difference.


Delivered 550 youth-focused workshops, projects, resources, and events:


UOFMOSAIC:


From: 3 Fellows in 2009 - 2010

To: 30 Fellows for 2023 - 2025 (with record-breaking representation across Canada!)



NEXT GEN:


From: 350 students participating in 2010-2011

To: 2,085 students directly engaged in 2022-2023




Thank you for helping us build momentum and driving our mission forward! We appreciate your continued support.


New Publications


These two new articles (published by UofMosaic 2021-23 Fellows) are perfect examples of how UofMosaic provides the foundation for youth to identify and understand prejudices, and to recommend actions to address them.



"Of 709 Canadians surveyed, 54 percent believed that gay men were not deemed ‘not very acceptable’, or ‘not at all acceptable’ as adoptive parents."


Read Joël Ndongmi's publication: READ NOW



"Canada cannot afford to continue to maintain the status quo of having no official decriminalization policy."


Read Hajar Seiyad's publication: READ NOW





Next Gen at Glendon Campus


The Next Gen team delivered workshops to 350 Francophone students at Glendon’s summer youth camp for a second year.



One young student raised questions on white privilege and diversity initiatives. Mosaic’s “Brave Spaces” policy helped the student foster respectful dialogue. They realized that recognizing privilege and diversity wasn't about diminishing white students, but rather creating opportunities for marginalized folks.


Meeting students where they are without shame helps them dismantle preconceived notions and pave the way for safety, inclusion and opportunity for all.


















Do you want to support our work in dismantling prejudice? DONATE TODAY


Toronto Holocaust Museum



We were honoured to attend the launch of the Toronto Holocaust Museum on June 9th.


Mosaic Institute Board Member Bernie Farber had this to say:


“The Toronto Holocaust Museum is unique, educational, passionate, and moving. Through the eyes of Holocaust survivors, it tells the story of loss, grief, return and redemption. Utilizing modern media techniques enables Holocaust survivors, many of whom have now passed, to be ever present, and tell their stories. Truth fighting hate for a more inclusive society."





Toronto Waterfront Marathon


Join our team for our 2nd annual Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Charity Challenge!



Help us raise $20,000 in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon and Charity Challenge. Your support will fund Mosaic’s highest priority needs.


You don’t need to be an Olympian to participate! You can walk or run, 5km, 21k, or 42km, on one day October 15 in Toronto, or from wherever you are through the month of October.


Eradicate Hate App 2.0


Council of Agencies Serving South Asians (CASSA), just launched EradicateHate 2.0!


This app is an adaptation of the EradicateHate Toolkit specifically for youth ages 8-24 in Ontario. With Mosaic as a consulting pilot partner in this initiative, the goal is to create relevant content for youth to raise awareness about online hate, the harm it can cause and provide resources to to recognize, combat, and take down online hate.



No Silence on Race


Our community partner, No Silence on Race, has an important project called Periphery.


Periphery is an evocative mixed media experience that bears witness to ethic diversity in the Jewish community. The No Silence on Race team will attending Mosaic’s Peace Patron Award and CelebrationNovember 1st. Will you be there? Join us!







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