Mosaic Tile Project Revealed

After 48 years, the exterior of Rossbrook House has a new look!

On May 2, 2024, a crowd gathered (in the rain) to witness the unveiling of an exciting project that had been happening at Rossbrook House for several months.

Drop-in participants and the students from Eagles’ Circle worked with artist Ursula Neufeld, learning how to create using mosaic tiles. They discovered the history of mosaics and what tools are needed to create the colourful tiles.

“I really felt like I was part of the Rossbrook House Community.  The kids greeted me with such enthusiasm. Their imaginations and creativity came through their mosaics,” Ursula said.

Together the children and youth decided on floral designs along with children playing to adorn two front windows and a gorgeous soaring eagle embracing seven children to decorate the top of the peak facing Ross Avenue.


“As Rossbrook House prepares to celebrate our 50th Anniversary in 2 short years, we are preparing and planning what we want for the children and youth of the next 7 generations, which is represented in this mosaic. The Eagle represents love and is one of the 7 Teachings, and the 7 children in the mosaic are being embraced by love.”  

“Sister Gerry MacNamara created a safe space ‘where no child who does not want to be alone, should ever have to be.’  I believe that the children and youth showcased this in the mosaic. It is a beautiful representation of who we are as Rossbrook House and a testament to those that call Rossbrook House a home away from home.”

-Patty Mainville, Rossbrook House Executive Director.


Watch our video to see the creative process and the amazing results!

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