Making your community more inclusive of newcomers with the free We Speak Translate project and training
Friday, April 13, 2018

Are you looking for a tangible way to make your community more inclusive of resettled refugees and new immigrants?

How can communities support newcomers while their English and/or French language skills are developing?

The We Speak Translate project is a first of its kind collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) utilizing the Google Translate app for refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities.

The project involves training community stakeholders, organizations and institutions in the Google Translate app.  Familiarity with the Google Translate app establishes a common platform for communication while newcomers develop their English and or French language skills.

To date, over 1800 community members and stakeholders have received Google Translate training through the We Speak Translate project. The We Speak Translate interactive map shows organizations across Canada who have participated in training.

Would you like to get a sense of the We Speak Translate project and training prior to making a decision about hosting a webinar for your community. 

Register today for a free We Speak Translate webinar training:

April 13, 2018 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am (PST) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/we-speak-translate-training-webinar-registration-44192696545

May 11, 2018 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am (PST) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/we-speak-translate-training-webinar-registration-44192821920

June 8, 2018 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am (PST) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/we-speak-translate-training-webinar-registration-44193180994

  1. Register for the We Speak Translate webinar using the Eventbrite links provided.
  2. Choose either the free registration or $6.00 registration which includes mailing of the We Speak Translate decals.
  3. An Eventbrite confirmation email will be sent which will include a link to the webinar.
  4. Visit the webinar link 10 minutes before the webinar start time.
  5. Please have smartphone or device available for the training with the Google Translate app installed.

We Speak translate webinars can also be arranged specifically for your organization, business and institution.  Please contact Kate Longpre at klongpre@icavictoria.org to arrange a webinar at a convenient date and time for you and your staff and stakeholders.  For a complete list of upcoming trainings visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/inter-cultural-association-of-greater-victoria-13124161517

For more information on the We Speak Translate project please visit http://www.icavictoria.org/community/we-speak-translate/.  

Check out the We Speak Translate project on Instagram.

Check out our most recent We Speak Translate project promo video created by two University of Victoria students https://vimeo.com/254762194