Find Out If You Are Eligible For Free Services
Pre-Approval: Complete this eligibility quiz to see if you are pre-qualified for free language services funded by the MCIS Social Benefit Fund:
- A registered non-profits or grassroots group working with vulnerable populations in Canada without funding for language services, or
- A low income individual with a language barrier and need for translation or interpretation services I can’t finance
- Willing to share my experience of how MCIS funding has helped me/us
Did you answer Yes to all of these questions?
Then consider this task as complete and feel free to apply for either free translation or interpretation fund by following these links!
- FIND OUT if you are eligible for free services!
- JOIN the Language Advocacy Day (#LAD21) coalition!
- Working with people with language barriers? Share your most pressing challenges! RESPOND to the survey!
- FIND multilingual COVID-19 information fact sheets!
- COLLABORATE! Are you interested in language rights, advocacy, partnerships, and you have an idea to share – contact us!
Events, Initiatives And Community
Advocacy & Parthnership
Hackathons As Instruments
For Settlement Sector Innovation
This case study presents a practitioner’s perspective on the outcomes of two community hackathons.
Support Language Advocacy
Inspired by over 40 years of continuous effort by the Joint National Committee for Languages.
MCIS’ primary commitment is to vulnerable persons and their rights to access important public.
Free Translation through MCIS Social Benefit Fund
The Indigenous Community Project connected newcomers to Canada with Indigenous communities with a universal medium – art. Supported by our Social Benefit Fund, MCIS Language Solutions assisted this project by providing free translation of print materials.
Social impact is a significant, positive change that addresses a pressing social challenge and is a result of a deliberative set of activities, including programs, provision of free services or advocacy. MCIS Language Solutions advocates for improved access to critical information to health, employment, civic and political rights or legal services to make it possible for people to have better quality of and participation in civic life. Our strategy focuses on three key areas:
I. ADVOCACY through programs, initiatives and funding for access to critical information and services we support language right as a basic human right. We are interested in forming coalitions, data sharing, innovation and professionalization of language services while continuously increasing our internal capacity for research and partnerships.
The most recent work in this field includes:
COVID-19 Multilingual Resources
Community hackathons such as Language Policy Hackathon and MigrahackTO (#MigrahackTO Report, blog)
Language justice advocacy awareness events (e.g. Language Justice Series: Localization Sprint – Psiphon for Translators and Language Justice Activists)
And support to initiatives such as Language Advocacy Day.
- II. CAPACITY through strengthened capacity of the professional language services field we maintain a diverse work force, work across functional lines to stay relevant, innovate and provide thought leadership in the language services sector.
- III. GROWTH through the social enterprise component of the business we pursue and support growth of the programs that increase access to rights and services indirectly enriching general health and well-being of our diverse linguistic communities (here is how our growth is guided by our Theory of Change).