Non-profit service providers, agencies that we assist in providing direct services to those in need of language services, and aspiring and established language professionals are our strategic partners with whom we build the sector capacity ensuring both, appropriate referrals to professional language services and increased public awareness about language barriers, and industry standards to address them.
Further, as a member of leading networks involved with improving public sector access for vulnerable newcomers, such as Ontario Network of Language Interpreter Services (ONLIS), Healthcare Interpretation Network (HIN), Association de l’industrie de la langue – Language Industry Association (AILIA), Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) and Domestic Violence Coordinating Committees, MCIS influences and shapes public policy and best practices as they relate to access to professional language services.
We actively and continuously search for partners who help us further our vision, mission and impact, and have also applied for and received government grants to address access to critical information for vulnerable populations.
Our past partners include:
Language Interpreter Services (LIS)
The Language Interpreter Services (LIS) program of the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration provides funding for interpreter services to enable service providers to communicate with their clients who have limited English or French language skills, or are deaf, oral deaf, deafened or hard of hearing, who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, as well as those who have been exploited through human trafficking.
Through Humber College, MCIS Graduates can pursue a Language Interpreter Training Certificate by completing a PLAR (Prior Learning Assessment Recognition) application and two out of the six mandatory courses of the LITC. Click here to learn more.
York University-Glendon School of Interpretation
Through the school, MCIS graduates may be exempt from some of the courses in the two-year graduate program (pending approval from the university and passing an entrance exam). Click here to learn more.