December 2022 Newsletter
A lot happened this year. From the rise of the Freedom Convoy movement to conversion therapy being banned, to the growing recognition of Indigenous realities, rights, and leadership––your support of our work has never been so important. Thank you for taking this journey with us!
From everyone here at Mosaic Institute, we wish you a restorative end to 2022. We look forward to working together to dismantle prejudice in 2023 with a renewed commitment, hope and vision for a more equitable, inclusive and prosperous future for all. 🙏
Peace Patron Award & Celebration
On Giving Tuesday, we raised an incredible $260,000 together to fund Mosaic’s highest priority needs.
It was a wonderful evening honouring this year’s Peace Patron, Mohamad Fakih – entrepreneur, philanthropist and activist. Check out photos from the evening. Thank you to Champion sponsor BMO, event sponsors, committee, purchasers, donors, and guests. We are also grateful to the RBC and Economical volunteers.
We were thrilled to have the Lifelong Leadership Institute (LLI) as guests at the table of Advisory Council member, Baljit Chadha. LLI’s member Nia Green-Vassell became Mosaic’s youngest philanthropist and had this to say about giving to Mosaic:
“I believe everyone deserves an equal opportunity for growth, and through perseverance it can happen. I hope to lessen the financial burden for other driven individuals. I am a 17-year-old Black woman, who is a member of the Lifelong Leadership Institute, as well as the Pursue STEM program at University of Toronto. As the youngest child of 4, who was raised by a single parent (my mother), I understand the weight of financial hardships. I am also aware, and extremely grateful for the support I have, which allows me to focus more on my own aspirations, and less on financial struggles. As someone who wishes to become a surgeon, I understand that, just like how I will need a lot of assistance now and in the future, individuals will also need the same or even more.”
We are seeking an Education and Training Specialist to join the Mosaic Institute team!
This role will be working closely with the Vice-President, Programs and Operations to develop, launch and evaluate two new free, open source, hybrid micro-credential training programs in 2023. Applications are due December 23.
Calling all high school students from across the country to apply for Next Gen Fellowship 2023.
You can become a 2023 Next Generation Junior Fellow and gain the knowledge and tools you need to dismantle prejudice in your community. Learn more and apply today for an opportunity that can help not only change your community, but your future. Applications due December 31.
Our partners at the Walrus launched a Youth for Youth podcast.
This podcast is a six-part series that shares stories and perspectives on some of the biggest issues facing young people today – from mental health, lowering the voting age to cancel culture.
Standing Senate Committee
Mosaic Institute presented testimony on Islamophobia and online hate to the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights in October.
Our collective statement was delivered alongside a panel of diverse voices, and published here. As some members of Muslim communities shared with us: “We find comfort in solidarity in times of crisis and tragedy. We also need you to show up every day - in schools, subways, malls, offices, and on our streets by our side to protect and preserve our place in Canada.” Your support will help us equip more people to do just that.
Strong Minds Strong Kids
We were thrilled to partner with Strong Minds Strong Kids, Psychology Canada (SMSKPC).
We reviewed their evidence-based, stress management resources for children and youth (Kids Have Stress Too! and Stress Lessons) from an equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) lens, and held a practical session with SMSKPC trainers to inform their new resources. Our team was so happy to attend and be acknowledged at the launch of these new resources at the Breakfast for Champions event on December 1st! 🎉
Learn how you can work with Mosaic Institute on training and consulting opportunities:
The Mosaic Institute
Tel: 416-644-6000 Ext 680