Continued Competence Series for Language Professionals

The Continued Competence Series is a collection of short, online training modules aimed to serve as interpreter professional development courses. The trainings cover a number of specialized topics relevant to working with specific service providers or in specific settings.  The trainings are free for MCIS trainees and interpreters, unless otherwise stated.

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Cardiovascular Disease Training for Language Professionals

Cardiovascular disease or CVD is one of the main causes of disability and premature death in North America, and all over the world. In addition, it is one of the diseases responsible for the increasing cost of healthcare. Given the pervasiveness of the disease, language professionals working in healthcare settings are bound to come across this topic. This online training aims to assist translators and interpreters in honing their skills, expanding their knowledge base, and consolidating their vocabulary base within the context of cardiovascular diseases.

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Interpreting for Survivors of Human Trafficking

In this training module learners review the most important issues interpreters have to be aware of when taking an assignment that involves a survivor of human trafficking. This module ensures that interpreters are well equipped to manage the most common situations they are confronted with, to act in a professional manner in the various contexts where they are called upon to interpret, and to successfully deal with challenges and dilemmas that interpreters come across in their work.

  • Cost: Free for MCIS Trainees & Interpreters
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Designation Awarded upon Completion: Certificate of Completion
  • Application Form
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Interpreting for Survivors of Sexual Violence

This training module covers important issues interpreters need to take into account of when working in settings that involve survivors of sexual violence. This module prepares interpreters to complete interpretation assignments, in a context that is often surrounded in myth and poses unique challenges. It ensures interpreters are well versed in managing common situations they are confronted with, to act professionally in the various contexts they are called upon to interpret, and to successfully deal with challenges and dilemmas they come across in their work.

  • Cost: Free for MCIS Trainees & Interpreters
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Designation Awarded upon Completion: Certificate of Completion
  • Application Form
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Interpreting in Mental Health and Autism Settings

This course focuses in interpreting for Mental Health patients and patients with Autism. Learners are guided to a series of tutorials created by CAMH – the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. In addition, learners get to review and translate a glossary of mental health and autism terms, practice terminology in context and learn about protocols and procedures in mental health settings.

  • Cost: Free for MCIS Trainees & Interpreters
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Designation Awarded upon Completion: Certificate of Completion
  • Application Form
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Financial Services Interpreting

This is an informative module to help interpreters work on assignments related to financial services, such as the Finance Services Commission of Ontario.

  • Cost: Free for MCIS Trainees & Interpreters
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Designation Awarded upon Completion: Certificate of Completion
  • Application Form

Supervised Access Program Interpreting

When parents separate, accessibility to the children may be a problem. Sometimes, difficulties arise at the time of the exchange of the child between the parents, or between the parent and a relative, such as a grandparent. Other times, there may be concerns about the visits themselves. The Supervised Access Program offers separated families a way to deal with some of these problems. Supervised access centres provide a setting where visits and exchanges can take place under the supervision of trained staff and volunteers. This training will help you understand how to best work in this context as an interpreter.

  • Cost: Free for MCIS Trainees & Interpreters
  • Format: 100% Online
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Designation Awarded upon Completion: Certificate of Completion
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If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail training@mcis.on.ca. Please click on http://training.mcislanguages.com to go the application form. 

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