Making your community more inclusive of newcomers with the free We Speak Translate project and training. Webinar training coming up soon!
Are you looking for a tangible way to make your community more inclusive of resettled refugees and new immigrants?
How can communities support newcomers while their English and/or French language skills are developing?
The We Speak Translate project is a first of its kind collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) utilizing the Google Translate app for refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in communities.
The project involves training community stakeholders, organizations and institutions in the Google Translate app. Familiarity with the Google Translate app establishes a common platform for communication while newcomers develop their English and or French language skills.
To date, over 1800 community members and stakeholders have received Google Translate training through the We Speak Translate project. The We Speak Translate interactive map shows organizations across Canada who have participated in training.
Would you like to get a sense of the We Speak Translate project and training prior to making a decision about hosting a webinar for your community?
Register today for a free We Speak Translate webinar training:
April 13, 2018 from 9:30 am - 10:30 am (PST) (10:30 - 11:30 Regina time) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/we-speak-translate-training-webinar-registration-44192696545
May 11, 2018 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am (PST) (10:30 - 11:30 Regina time) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/we-speak-translate-training-webinar-registration-44192821920
June 8, 2018 from 9:30 am – 10:30 am (PST)(10:30 - 11:30 Regina time) https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/we-speak-translate-training-webinar-registration-44193180994
Register for the We Speak Translate webinar using the Eventbrite links provided.
- Choose either the free registration or $6.00 registration which includes mailing of the We Speak Translate decals.
- An Eventbrite confirmation email will be sent which will include a link to the webinar.
- Visit the webinar link 10 minutes before the webinar start time.
- Please have smartphone or device available for the training with the Google Translate app installed.
We Speak translate webinars can also be arranged specifically for your organization, business and institution.
In Regina, the RRLIP (Regina Region Local Immigration Partnership) has worked with ICA Victoria to bring specific webinars to Regina groups. If you are interested in having the RRLIP coordinate a webinar for your group, please contact
or call 306 791-6846 or 306-791-6841. RRLIP staff will be happy to assist you.
To organize an event on your own, please contact Kate Longpre at to arrange a webinar at a convenient date and time for you and your staff and stakeholders.
For a complete list of upcoming trainings visit https://www.eventbrite.ca/o/inter-cultural-association-of-greater-victoria-13124161517
For more information on the We Speak Translate project please visit http://www.icavictoria.org/community/we-speak-translate/ .
Check out our most recent We Speak Translate project promo video created by two University of Victoria students https://vimeo.com/254762194
Kate Longpre | Community Integration Coordinator | Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
930 Balmoral Road | Victoria, BC V8T 1A8 | 250-388-4728 ext 167 | www.icavictoria.org