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We Speak Translate Webinar

December 12, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

The We Speak Translate project is a first of its kind collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA), BC, Canada, which uses the Google Translate app to aid in refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities. The We Speak Translate project address the number on barrier to new immigrant integration – language – by re-purposing technology as a tool and symbol for welcoming communities – which value diversity and inclusion.

The project involves training community stakeholders, organizations and institutions in the Google Translate app. Upon completion of the free, 50-minute training, participants receive a We Speak Translate decal, a visible symbol of inclusion and commitment to promoting diversity and communication across language barriers. Familiarity with the Google Translate app establishes a common platform for communication while newcomers develop their English language skills.

Since the project launched in April 2017, over 2500 community members and stakeholders have received Google Translate training through the We Speak Translate project.

Google is humbled and excited to be supporting this project with the goal of helping new Canadians make the often challenging transition to life in Canada through language and engagement – Roque Silva, Interaction Designer, Google Translate

Training Goals & Benefits:

  1. Encourage welcoming communities that value diversity, inclusion and integration.
  2. Become familiar with the Google Translate app (free, downloadable app for smartphones and tablets).
  3. Establish a common platform for communication with newcomers while English language skills develop.

Workshop Format:

  1. Introduction and overview of project/objective
  2. Google Translate training presentation
  3. Explore the capacity of the Google Translate app
  4. Learn how to effectively use the Google Translate app
  5. Interact with the app

Upon completion of the training the We Speak Translate decals can be mailed to webinar participants.

We Speak Translate Training Facilitator:

Kate Longpre, M.A. is the Community Integration Coordinator at ICA. Kate works strategically across sectors to ensure that resettled refugees entering the Greater Victoria area are successfully integrated into welcoming communities. Kate approached Google Translate in September 2016 with the idea for the We Speak Translate project. In April 2017 the project launched in Victoria, BC, the first location worldwide to initiate the project.

Details

Date:
December 12, 2018
Time:
9:30 am - 10:30 pm
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/we-speak-translate-training-webinar-registration-53262623942

Venue

Online

Organizer

Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
Website:
www.icavictoria.org


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April 2019 Workshops – Coquitlam
ISSofBC

10th Annual Hands-on Cook-off Contest
BetterTogether
April 15 – May 15, 2019

Learning Circles Leadership Training
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
Tuesdays, May 14 – July 2 | 5:30 – 8:30 PM

Citizenship and Civic Engagement Course
DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Microloans Program
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Finances for Newcomer Women with Children
Family Services of Greater Vancouver

Yarn Circle
Family Services of Greater Vancouver
(Wednesdays)

Moving Ahead (Tri-Cities & Maple Ridge)
ISSofBC

Income Assistance Outreach Tuesday
ISSofBC
(First 3 Tuesdays every month)

Free Multicultural Peer Support Group – For Immigrant and Refugee Women
ISSofBC

SOS Health and Settlement Orientation Group
ISSofBC – Settlement Orientation Services

After School Club!
Kamloops Immigrant Services

Welcoming Neighbours
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Family Support Worker in Your Neighbourhood
All families with children 0-5 years old welcome
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Food Security & Sustainable Living – Workshops and Potluck
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First Tuesday of every month 

Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants 
Accounting & Bookkeeping | Office Administration
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Career Paths for Skilled Immigrants
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Refugee Training and Employment Program – BC Alliance for Manufacturing
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Fast-track to IT (FIT)-Youth Program
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Settlement Online Pre-Arrival Program 
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HIPPY Program for Multicultural Parents
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Immigrant Women’s Employment Readiness Connections Program (IWERC)
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Family Literacy Outreach
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Infant Sing and Grow Drop-In
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With children 0 – 12 months old 

The Little House Family Drop-In
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With children 0-5 years old

West Village Family Drop-In
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House
With children birth to 6 years old

Baby Time Drop-In
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Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle
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Men’s Group
Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House

Boys & Girls Soccer Training
Muslim Food Bank Community Services
Saturdays from 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM

Vancouver Early Years Refugee Program
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society

Community Adult Literacy Program – Free English Class for Job Seekers
Progressive Intercultural Community Services Society (PICS)

Foreign Credential Recognition Loan Project
S.U.C.C.E.S.S.

English Conversation Club
YMCA