The S.M. Blair Family Foundation Internship

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Past Mosaic Interns Lorenzo Vargas and Rachel Rawana in 2012 About Us: The Mosaic Institute is a “think and do” tank that engages Canadians of diverse backgrounds in the promotion of peace – starting right at home. The Mosaic Institute believes that Canada’s strong commitment to pluralism can be an inspiration to other societies around the… Read more »

UofMosaic Recognizes Outstanding Volunteers

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Areeb Qureshi & Shifa Tauqir At the Mosaic Institute, our volunteers are at the core of our mission to harness Canada’s diversity for peace at home and abroad. In the case of our UofMosaic program for university students, we provide student volunteers with the necessary leadership and professional skills to facilitate constructive dialogue and build bridges… Read more »

Happy Holidays from The Mosaic Institute

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Happy Holidays from Everyone at The Mosaic Institute! Pictured above: Students from the Mosaic Institute’s “Next Generation” Program in York Region. Dear Friends of the Mosaic Institute: As we approach the end of another busy year, I would like thank you for the contribution you have made to building a stronger, more cohesive Canada and… Read more »

Rwanda: “Forgiveness is Personal, Reconciliation is Political”

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Emery Rutagonya and event attendees, Mosaic Institute, December 9 By Alawia Sherif, Member of the Mosaic Institute’s Student Advisory Committee On December 9th, 2014, students from the Mosaic Institute’s Student Advisory Committee (SAC) hosted a “lunch-and-learn” event entitled “Reconciliation and Forgiveness in Rwanda”. The event, held at the Mosaic Institute’s offices, featured Rwandan genocide survivor… Read more »

Mosaic Hosts “2014 Citizen Summit on Women & Armed Conflict”

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Citizen Summit Delegates Participate in Breakout Session On Saturday November 15, the Mosaic Institute hosted its 2014 Citizen Summit on Women & Armed Conflict, a day-long student conference that explored issues relating to gender-based violence and women’s efforts to promote peace in Canada and around the world. The event featured a stellar line-up of distinguished… Read more »

UofMosaic Students “Thinking and Doing” on Campus

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In addition to organizing its 2014 Citizen Summit on Women & Armed Conflict, the Mosaic Institute has delivered a number of other peace-focused initiatives through its campus-based “UofMosaic” program over the past few months. These have included: Peace Professional Development Program As highlighted in the Summer 2014 edition of the Mosaic Dispatch, The Peace Professional… Read more »

Mosaic Participates in 2014 Cuso International Diaspora Symposium

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Photo Credit: Cuso International On October 15, the Mosaic Institute’s Executive Director John Monahan participated in “Mobilizing Canada’s Diversity for Development”, a symposium organized by Cuso International as part of Global Diaspora Week.  The event, held at Ottawa City Hall, was an opportunity for some of Canada’s leading actors in the field of diaspora engagement… Read more »

Save the Date: Peace Patron Dinner

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The Mosaic Institute will be holding its first-ever Peace Patron Dinner on Tuesday, May 12, 2015, featuring a special tribute to our 2015 Honorary Peace Patron The Hon. Louise Arbour. Since 2007, the Mosaic Institute has been harnessing the diversity of Canada’s people to advance peace at home and around the world. Using original research and specialized… Read more »

Remember the Mosaic Institute on GivingTuesday

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Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Now GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on December 2, 2014. GivingTuesday is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering. GivingTuesday will fall after Cyber Monday each year. Considered the opening day of the “giving” season, GivingTuesday is a day where charities, companies and individuals join… Read more »