On Thursday February 27, 2014, over 100 youth, parents, and York Region District School Board (YRDSB) staff braved the cold to attend the “Next Generation” Celebration Gala. The Celebration Gala provided an opportunity for the students to showcase what they had learned through their involvement in the Mosaic Institute’s “Next Generation” program to their friends, […]

On February 12, 2014, the Mosaic Institute successfully launched the Next Generation version of its award-Winning South Asian Canadian Global Citizenship Project’s in the Vancouver School Board (VSB). The launch of Next Generation in British Columbia is the first time that Mosaic’s culturally-responsive high school curriculum is being delivered outside of Ontario. The project team […]

On Wednesday, February 26, the Mosaic Institute held a special “extra” session of its Young Canadians’ Peace Dialogue on China & Tibet at the Innis Town Hall in Toronto. This multi-part discussion about China and Tibet is part of the Institute’s “New Beginnings” program. Dr. Reza Hasmath of Oxford University and the University of Alberta, one of […]

Canada’s former Ambassador to Egypt, Mr. Ferry de Kerckhove (pictured above, centre), was in Toronto on Wednesday, February 12 to participate in the second session of the UofMosaic@Ryerson’s Intra-Arab Dialogue series, which it is co-presenting with the Canadian Arab Institute until March 2014. Students of multiple disciplines – ranging from international relations to commerce – gathered to listen to Mr. de […]

Vancouver Facilitators for “Next Generation” – Fazeela Jiwa, Rohit Joseph, Isaac Oommen, Rup Sidhu, Angela Brown (VSB), Natasha Aruliah, Summer Pervez (The Mosaic Institute) The Mosaic Institute is thrilled to be moving its “Next Generation” project across the country to Vancouver. Our experiences delivering the program in Ontario’s York Region District School Board were extremely […]

By: Rania Younes, Canadian Arab Institute “Bread, Freedom, Social Justice” are the words Arab youth chanted in the streets of Tunisa, Egypt, Syria, Libya, and other countries across the Arab world.  You didn’t need to be poor, oppressed or underprivileged to feel the power and need of these demands in these countries.  Those genuine chants […]

“Next Generation” students banding together to help stop child poverty On Wednesday October 30, “Next Generation” – our “Model 2.0” version of an award-winning South Asian-Canadian Global Citizenship Project –  held its second Workshop Day at Millliken Mills High School in Markham, Ontario. Day 2 focused on “Legacy Building Abroad” by discussing ways in which […]

Machik Weekend participants By Stephen Zhao, Project Associate, New Beginnings: Young Canadians’ Peace Dialogue on China and Tibet On November 9th and 10th, 2013 I attended “Machik Weekend,” the annual conference of Machik, an organization dedicated to promoting social innovation on the Tibetan Plateau. Along with Project Manager Tenzing Jigme, we were invited to speak […]

The "Next Generation" Project Team

By Rachel Rawana, “Next Generation” Project Associate We’re Back! On Wednesday, October 23, 2013, the Mosaic Institute launched the “Next Generation” version of its award-winning South Asian-Canadian Global Citizenship Project” in the York Region District School Board (YRDSB). Our first day of workshops was a huge success! Building a Legacy at Home YRDSB staff, the […]


“We must not repeat the mistakes of the past.” By Augusta Waldie, International Relations Student and UofMosaic@UofT member UofMosaic @ UoT, the Mosaic Institute’s student-led peacebuilding chapter on the St. George campus of the University of Toronto, is off to a fantastic start for the 2013-2014 school year. Throughout the summer a core group of dedicated students and […]


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