Humanity Wins Committee Meets at The Mosaic Institute

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  On Wednesday September 30th a working group from the “Humanity Wins” Committee got together to discuss how best to help Canada move forward on the Syrian Refugee crisis. At the meeting, from right to left, were: Ron Atkey, Chair of Humanity Wins former Minister of immigration and Citizenship and former Chair of the Security Intelligence… Read more »

WATCH: Humanity Wins committee member Hind Kabawat explains group’s recommendations on CBC Television

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The Mosaic Institute has convened a committee of Canadian experts to ensure that Humanity triumphs over red tape. The committee, known as the Humanity Wins committee, released the following three recommendations:   Canadian Visa Officers need to be in the field immediately, making it easier for Syrians to have access to the Visa Process. The Visa… Read more »

PRESS RELEASE: The Mosaic Institute Convenes Committee of Canadian Experts to Ensure Humanity Triumphs Over Red Tape for Syrian refugees

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While we all appreciate the security issues and social challenges of welcoming a significant number of Syrian refugees, we cannot allow these concerns to override humanity. In an effort to de-politicize the issue, the Mosaic Institute has convened the Humanity Wins Committee, composed of distinguished Canadian experts, to provide straightforward recommendations to expedite entry for as… Read more »

We are all “Cast from the Storm”

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“It is not our differences that divide us. It is our inability to recognize, accept, and celebrate those differences.” ― Audre Lorde, Our Dead Behind Us: Poems On Thursday July 22, 2016 The Mosaic Institute hosted a screening of Cast from the Storm  – a documentary unfolding in a first-person perspective, by way of raw,… Read more »

Mosaic Institute at Upper Canada College

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Executive Director Bernie M. Farber addressed 750 of Upper Canada College’s students about the Syrian refugee crisis – an issue UCC takes very seriously as they have committed to sponsoring a Syrian refugee family. UCC students questioned Bernie about how to best help refugees adjust to living in Canada, our responsibility to do so, and how the… Read more »

The Future Starts Today, not Tomorrow: My First 30 Days as the Mosaic Institute’s Executive Director

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Many years ago I had the distinct honour of hearing Pope John Paul II deliver a speech in Rome’s St. Peter’s Square. He ended his remarks with these words: “the future starts today, not tomorrow”.  These words have always resonated for me. Indeed, as I took over the professional leadership of the Mosaic Institute only… Read more »