A significant, positive change that addresses a pressing social challenge. Having a social impact is the result of a deliberative set of activities.
MCIS Language Solutions advocates to remove language barriers, improving access to critical information about local schools and job opportunities, civic and political rights, and health and legal services. Information about these vital services makes it possible for people to fully participate in civic life and for communities to remain prosperous. Our social impact strategy focuses on three key areas.
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.
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.
Growth of the business supports programs to increase access to rights, services, safety and general well-being.
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.
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.
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.
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.