Free Virtual Training Program for Community Interpreters - Deadline to Apply is Aug 13/21

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Free Virtual Training Program for Community Interpreters - Deadline to Apply  is Aug 13/21

The Communicator Program is a professional development, on-line training program for community interpreters & translators who are currently working or volunteering with service provider organizations (SPOs) in Saskatchewan.

This program is language neutral, there is no cost for the training and program certification will be provided upon successful completion. 

The Communicator program is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2021 cohort, scheduled for late September-December 2021.

Baseline research showed that there are in-demand languages within certain communities who have encountered challenges finding qualified practitioners to offer community interpretation and translation services. One of the goals of the program is to build the capacity of service provider organizations to serve newcomer populations.

There are 24 seats available in the Fall cohort.

Eligibility for this training opportunity is as follows:

  • Community interpreters/Translators currently working/volunteering with an SPO in Saskatchewan
  • Bilingual (English + one other language) with advanced proficiency in both languages
  • 18+ and legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Available to attend all online training sessions which will be offered in 2-hour blocks (total of 30 hours of virtual training plus individual homework assignments)

The link to the application form is here: sxNBUFtBQK 

Application deadline is August 13, 2021. 
 selection process will follow the close of applications.

Class schedule, dates and times will be finalized one month prior to the start of online sessions.


For more information, contact Laurie Bletsky 
c[email protected] or
call 1-888-652-5850  Ext 110

This program is funded by IRCC (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada) and offered by UCC (Ukrainian Canadian Congress) in partnership with SAISIA (Saskatchewan Association of Immigrant Settlement and Integration Agencies).