Date, Location and Parking

The MCIS Language Solutions, 2018 Annual General Meeting, will take place on:

Thursday, November 1st, 2018
5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
(With a special meet & greet session for our freelance vendors between 4-5pm)

As usual, the location of the MCIS 2018 AGM will be at the Foresters Financial Conference Centre, just to the North of the MCIS office building in the same complex, at:

793 Don Mills Road, North York, ON M3C 1T4

There are limited visitor parking spaces available behind the Foresters Financial building. Alternatively, you can park on the residential streets around the Foresters Financial building. Please note that street parking may require payment until 6:00 pm.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Special Vendor Management Event

Vendor Management Meet & Greet

Our newly established Vendor Management Department would like to introduce themselves and welcome you to the AGM. The agenda for the event include:

  • – Introduction of the Vendor Management team members
  • – Role of Vendor Management at MCIS
  • – Information and quick updates on upcoming Parent Teacher Meetings 2018
  • – Information on MCIS’ New Critical Illness Benefit by Allstate

Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks served.

5:00 pm - 5:30 pm - AGM Registration and Entrance


All guests arrive at the AGM.

Coffee, tea, water and soft drinks served.

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm - Business AGM

Business AGM

We will hear from MCIS’ chair and Toronto mayoral nominee Gautam Nath, executive director Latha Sukumar, MCIS’ financial auditor, say farewell to our departing board members, and welcome the incoming board members to MCIS.

6:00 pm - 6:30 pm - Keynote

AGM Keynote Speaker: Shelley Gilbert, Legal Assistance of Windsor

We are honoured to be hosting Shelley Gilbert at our 2018 AGM. Shelley will be speaking on the importance of language access as it relates to her work.

A University of Windsor  School of Social Work alum, Shelley is the Coordinator of Social Work at Legal Assistance of Windsor (LAW), the southwestern branch of Legal Aid Ontario. With 73 community legal clinics across Canada’s largest province, Legal Aid Ontario is a community service providing assistance to vulnerable populations, specifically low-income Ontarians who require legal representation in areas of domestic violence, family law, criminal law, and immigration and refugee law. The legal circumstances facing vulnerable populations are commonly entangled with social issues; LAW acknowledges this, providing an interdisciplinary service where lawyers and social workers collaborate. Ms. Gilbert has also acted as the Chair of Windsor-Essex Fights the International Growth of Human Trafficking (WEFiGHT), an organization which she founded in the early 2000s.

While human trafficking is typically viewed as an international concern and foreign subject, it is in fact a growing concern in Canada, and Shelley continues to work to bring attention to the domestic acts and costs. Through WEFiGHT, Shelley advocates for victims of human trafficking, and pushes for policy changes to help this population. In 2016, Shelley received the Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction, in honour of her work supporting victims of human trafficking, connecting them to the proper support systems (e.g. housing, employment, legal aid, etc.), and raising awareness of the complex problem that is human trafficking.

6:30 pm - 8:00 pm - Dinner, Awards and Prize Draw

Dinner and Awards ceremony

Enjoy a catered dinner by our neighbouring restaurant – Tea Masters, a superb family-run Korean restaurant situated right inside the Conference Centre.

Browse the “Duct Tape Ribbon” project, created by our Account Manager Nazanin, a visual interpretation of the hardships experienced by victims of domestic violence when attempting to tell their story through language barriers.

We will also recognize and celebrate our best interpreters, translators and facilitators for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.

Prize Draw

At the end of the evening, we will conduct a prize draw using the registration records, and end the evening on a high note.

Manifesto: Social Impact of Translation (2015-16 AGM theme)
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