Mosaic 2016 – Supporting the local community

kidsbookcoverspngThe community service project of the Mosaic 2016 conference will send hundreds of books to children in First Nations communities in Ontario to encourage them to dream of careers in the health professions.  In partnership with Club Amick and the Southern Ontario Library Service approximately 225 titles have been identified to develop special collections that will be sent to up to 5 schools, primarily in Northern Ontario.

Aboriginal Canadians are 4.3% of the Canadian population, but less than 1% are doctors, and the Aboriginal community faces serious health challenges.  This project is based on work conducted by the Universite de Montreal.  Find more information on that project here.

If you would like to participate in this project you can either purchase one or more of the selected books by visiting the project’s Amazon book list or you can donate cash either via PayPal (link below) or in person at the hospitality desk at the conference. Canadian donors should use the list here. Donors from other countries may find this list more helpful. In either case, be sure to select the ship to address listed for Mosaic 2016 Children’s Book Project.

If you have questions about this project please feel free to contact the project coordinator, Sandy Iverson at

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