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Ontario’s existing language service supports are not meeting the needs of our increasingly diverse population. This has been especially apparent during our recent experiences with the COVID-19 pandemic.
In February of 2021, MCIS Language Solutions in partnership with a number of organizations across Ontario will host a Language Advocacy Day (LAD21) at Queen’s Park to bring these concerns to the attention of our provincial policymakers.
If you were waiting for the perfect time to seize an opportunity to advocate for language, the time is now. Take action today and REGISTER Canadian Language Advocacy Day 2021!
What Challenges does the Language Service Industry face?
What challenges Limited English/French Speakers encounter?
This short survey will help us identify the major concerns facing the language services community, as well as potential solutions to those problems.
On International Translation Day,we were proud to announce Ontario’s firstLanguage Advocacy Day! As governments at all levels provide critical information about the COVID-19 virus,Ontarians who are less proficient in English and French have been left out of the loop. Media Advisory
Become a Language Rights Champion
Represent your organization or your group!
If you are a language advocate, enthusiast, working in an agency serving a population with language barriers, policymaker, student or professional, be a champion of change! Use the form below to join us and make an impact and this letter of invitation to start the conversation about advocacy for language rights.
Share your Language Service Story
Submit your story, blog or video!
Submit your story, blog or video!
We are interested in your story! Do you have your own "language rights story" to tell? Are you interested in submitting a blog post, video or having a phone conversation? We are interested to listen to your story.
Please contact us by email!
JOIN US. MAKE AN IMPACT.
Are there other ways in which you want to get involved? Do you have contacts, resources, planning or social media skills you can donate to our cause? Let us know!
HOW TO BE INVOLVED.
We want to break through the noise, gain attention and traction for language rights, and for this, we need many of us joining together to make it happen. We need you!
Our coalition is structurally loose and envisions a team of people with complementary skills and capabilities across a range of categories. Join us!
Advocacy is a marathon race and a core competency of any non-profit. The ongoing effort to engage representatives, policymakers, the community, funders and other stakeholders includes education, promotion and trust building for particular legislative changes to take place. Contact us to find out more!
We want to inform, educate and share findings about how languages improve earning, learning and health at any age in life, and how equitable access to information and services will build a more equitable Canada in the post-COVID economic recovery process.
Our knowledge management is about creating a "community of practice", consisting of members pursuing collective social action across official boundaries which, in turn, creates community. We are aiming to document the process and create practical tools to help our communities and other communities advocate for languages better.
In turbulent times such as these, we can all do more to support and empower the communities we live in by joining together, sharing opinions and stories or monitoring the media to find and share reliable sources of common-sense policy solutions. A strong community means having a consistent voice as well as a safe place for holding such conversations. Join us and fill the form above!
There are different opportunities available to those who are interested and want to join, with different levels of involvement. If you want to find more about our ongoing volunteer opportunities please send us an email to inquire!