MCIS social impact
LANGUAGE RIGHTS & ACCESS

01 ADVOCACY


Increased advocacy through programs, policy & funding for language access as a basic human right & professional language services.

MCIS is continuously increasing its internal research capacity and ability to influence public debates and policy.

Docs for Change
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02 CAPACITY


Strengthened capacity of the professional language services field improves access to critical information and services.

MCIS is an organization comprised of diverse individuals, and aims to lead the language services sector through specialized training and social procurement.

03 GROWTH


Growth of the business supports programs to increase access to rights, services, safety and general wellbeing.

With a growing demand for language services, a long track record of success, and deep roots in the community, MCIS is demonstrating there is a better way to grow business.

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COMMUNITY
Migrahack

MIGRAHACK TORONTO
At MigrahackTO, participants will combine data & journalism to delve into immigration issues. They will form diverse teams and use the power of data visualization to tell stories driven by data.

translators

INTERNATIONAL TRANSLATION DAY
This year, in celebration of International Translation Day on Saturday, September 30th, MCIS is mobilizing language professionals to provide newcomers (immigrants and refugees) with free, on-the-spot translations of important personal documents. We will also celebrate the very first cohort of MCIS’ Translation Training graduates.  Details coming soon.

Training

LANGUAGE IMPACT CHALLENGE GRANT
The MCIS Language Impact Challenge Grant is a grant intended to address gaps in language advocacy in Ontario. Details coming soon.

MORE ABOUT MCIS
Translation Day

OUR STORY
MCIS was initially created to remove language barriers for victims of domestic and sexual violence. Today, we are a comprehensive language services hub with the highest quality, most responsive & most cost effective services, which also provides funded services, social benefits and engages in advocacy.

Interpreters

COMMUNITY IMPACT
MCIS’ primary commitment is to vulnerable persons and their rights to access important public services. Since its inception in 1989, MCIS has been facilitating communication in the public sector (shelters, law enforcement, healthcare and criminal justice system), continuously reframing narratives around diverse linguistic communities, especially in relation to language rights and language advocacy.

theory of change

THEORY OF CHANGE
MCIS’ Theory of Change framework demonstrates how the relationships among our primary beneficiaries, stakeholders (staff, volunteers, partners, customers) as well as the strategies, activities and the outcomes we produce guide us to achieve our intended impact.