Submitted by Kate Longpre, Community Integration Coordinator
The ICA We Speak Translate project has seen extensive growth over the past few months. As of the end of September 2017, over 850 participants have received the We Speak Translate training including the City of Victoria Council, the Greater Victoria Public Libraries, Vancity, Cowichan Intercultural Society, and many more.
Cities of Migration, an integration think-tank out of Ryerson University, hosted a We Speak Translate webinar with over 300 participants registered across Canada and abroad. The project was also presented at the University of Victoria Networking and New Media course.
In response to a growing interest in the project across Canada and globally, We Speak Translate training is now available via webinar, with the first public webinar hosted on September 29, 2017. ICA continues to offer monthly We Speak Translate trainings, with the most recent training offered on September 29, 2017 in celebration of Culture Days.
The We Speak Translate project has recently been featured in Douglas Magazine, the Tamarack Institute Engage newsletter, VIATEC, AMSSA Weekly Settlement Update and the Victoria Chamber of Commerce BizNews.
For more information on the We Speak Translate project, to organize an in person or webinar training for your business or organization, or to find out when an upcoming training is available at ICA visit http://www.icavictoria.org/community/we-speak-translate/. Follow the We Speak Translate project on Instagram @wespeaktranslateica.