News Features

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Stay updated with the latest news surrounding Umoja! Dive into various articles where Umoja’s community members shine, making waves across various platforms with groundbreaking community impact and collaborations!

CBC News. (2023, March 17). Where I belong: Ten photographers share what belonging means to them in this photo project. CBC News.


CBC News. (2023, February 28). Where I Belong: Community photo project showcases Calgary photographers’ perspectives on belonging. CBC News.

Zapata, K. (2021, December 14). *Providing newcomers with culturally appropriate food not easy, says Calgary organization*. CBC News.

Chorney-Booth, E. (2020, December 6). How Calgary charities and non-profits are adapting to survive the pandemic. Avenue Calgary.

Global News. (2020, April 9). Calgary Cares: Soccer Without Boundaries takes on new challenge during COVID-19 crisis. Global News.

Valleau, N. (2019, August 20). ‘You don’t need to speak English to play soccer’: Calgary camp embraces cultural differences. CBC News.

Small, K. (2018, November 20). Stampede honours outstanding Calgarians at 2018 Western Legacy Awards. Global News.

Mingo, R. (2018, January 2). Compelling Calgarian: Jean Claude Munyezamu. Calgary Herald.

CBC/Radio-Canada. (n.d.). He escaped genocide in Rwanda. Now he brings Calgary kids together through soccer. CBC News.

Fortney, V. (2016, October 5). Fortney: Vital Signs takes pulse of city in challenging times. Edmonton Journal.

Lo, T. (2016, August 12). Calgary Police kick off match against kids from Soccer Without Boundaries. CBC News.


Here is a partial list of awards won by Umoja Community Mosaic, Soccer Without Boundaries and our founder, Jean Claude Munyezamu:

  • 2012 The Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
  • 2018 Calgary Stampede’s Western Legacy Award for Innovation
  • 2018 Calgary Herald’s One of Twenty Compelling Calgarians
  • 2020 Glenbrook Community Association Partnership Award
  • 2021 Government of Alberta Community Justice Award for Leadership
  • 2021 The Lieutenant Governor’s Group Spirit of Community Leadership Award
  • 2021 Calgary Black Achievement Award for Community Service
  • 2022 CUSA’s John Buckler Award
  • 2022 Volkswagen FC Game Changer Award
  • 2022 Immigrants of Distinction Award for Community Development Through Sport

Learn more about what Umoja Community Mosaic is doing in Calgary!