The Mosaic Institute Welcomes You to Spring!
Message from our CEO
I am delighted to announce that the Mosaic Institute has selected General (ret’d) John de Chastelain to be our 2019 Peace Patron.
A former Chief of Canada’s Defence Staff, he is best-known for his critical role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland. As Chair of the International Commission on Decommissioning, he persuaded Loyalist and Republican paramilitary organisations to give up their weapons, and to join hands in the Good Friday Agreement.
We believe he is a consummate Canadian leader: our country’s highest-ranking soldier and one of the world’s foremost peacemakers. He has lived out the creed that the true glory of nations lies not in waging war, but in ending them.
We will formally invest General de Chastelain at our Peace Patron evening on 17 June 2019.
Chief Executive Officer
UofMosaic Program Update
This month, our latest cohort of UofMosaic Fellows present (Don’t) Pass It Down: Dismantling Intergenerational Prejudice, a social action campaign to be held on university campuses across the country. Many of us live with the daily reality of prejudice, but when do we examine the prejudices we hold within ourselves, our families and our communities?
Throughout March, we invite you to help us build our interactive art exhibit in which we ask the question: “Can you name one intergenerational prejudice that you have received?” Then, we will hold a discussion event in which we reflect on the implications and realities of intergenerational prejudice, and ask ourselves, what comes next?
Events will be held across campuses in Toronto, Mississauga, Montreal and Vancouver this month.
Next Generation Program Update
In 2019, the Next Generation program was delivered at Havergal College and Stephen Leacock C.I. Participating students between the ages of 14 and 18 were guided through a series of experiential learning activities to understand what prejudice and discrimination feels like. Students were also able to reflect on various inequities in society and discuss ways to make their communities more just.
This Spring, our work will continue with the students at Stephen Leacock C.I., who will be developing their own social action projects to tackle issues of importance to them. The Next Generation program will equip them with the skills, knowledge and tools to be active citizens in their communities and beyond.
As a newly announced TDSB partner, we are also excited about increasing our reach across the GTA in the coming months.
Announcing our 2019 Peace Patron Honouree
The Mosaic Institute is honoured to present our 2019 Peace Patron Award to:
General (Ret’d) John de Chastelain, CC, CMM, CD, CH
General de Chastelain has dedicated his life to promoting peace and security around the world.
Please join us in honouring General de Chastelain’s life work.
Thank you for your support.
The 2019 Muldoon-Mosaic Bursary
We’re delighted to announce the applications for our 2019 Muldoon-Mosaic Bursary are open–apply today!
The Muldoon-Mosaic Bursary is an annual bursary awardedto a full-time undergraduate student whose field of study is related to the Institute’s mandate that brings people, communities and nations together.
James P. Muldoon Jr. was an independent scholar of international affairs, who’s research and writing focused on multilateral diplomacy, and global governance. Affectionately known as Jim, he and his wife Reeta Roy are great believers that every student deserves equal opportunity to thrive and be the very best they can be.