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This is a community-based legal education and facilitation project for temporary foreign workers.

IM.POWER.ED assists groups of temporary foreign workers (TFWs) by orienting, educating and empowering them via access to public legal education and information about their legal rights and responsibilities. Through targeted outreach, IM.POWER.ED facilitates the distribution of Public Legal Education and Information (including FAQ (frequently asked questions) fact sheets translated to Chinese Simplified, Korean, Portuguese, Punjabi and Spanish) to TFWs, as well as frontline workers, advocates, settlement and community workers, volunteers and community groups working on their behalf in British Columbia.

Services offered through IM.POWER.ED for TFWs:
  • A drop-in centre for temporary foreign workers on Mondays, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at our Vancouver Head Office located at 1720 Grant St, Vancouver. B.C. that offers the following:
    • English Conversation Circle: This session is the first of its kind in Vancouver and is suitable for newcomers from beginner to lower intermediate levels. 
    • Workshops on topics of interest to temporary foreign workers in Vancouver and Burnaby.
  • Legal Clinic with Access Pro Bono (by appointment only)
  • One-on-one session with Settlement Outreach Workers (by appointment only)
Please see below snapshots of upcoming events. Please check our program webpage regularly for information and future events:






Program Information
Contact Info: 

Girlly Elman-Cumberland
Phone: 604 254 9626 ext. 487
Email: gcumberland@mosaicbc.com


1st Floor, 1720 Grant St.
Vancouver, BC V5L 2Y7
Phone: 604 254 9626


312-2555 Commercial Dr.
Vancouver, B.C. V5N 4C1
Phone: 604 708 9300


5902 Kingsway
Burnaby, B.C. V5J 1H2
Phone: 604 438 8214


Brentwood Community Resource Centre
2055 Rosser Avenue
Burnaby, B.C. V5C 5Y1
Phone: 604 292 3907

Funding Source: 

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Funding for the first year was provided by: The Law Foundation of British ColumbiaAcrobat Reader icon

Funding for the Drop in Cente is provided by: City of Vancouver  

MOSAIC believes in providing support to clients while receiving services. Please visit our dedicated client subsection that provides information on

  • Client Rights and Responsibilities,
  • Opportunity to tell your story,
  • Client satisfaction survey, and
  • Complaints procedures...by clicking here.