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Best Practices for Working Effectively with Professional Interpreters

  • Kitchener Public Library 85 Queen Street North Kitchener, ON, N2H 2H1 Canada (map)

Learn about the skills and standards of practice expected of Community Interpreters...and what is expected of you to work effectively with them.

Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, in partnership with Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre, is offering a FREE workshop to build the skills of service providers who work with interpreters when providing service and care to clientswith limitedEnglish and to explore the risks of compromised communication when language barriers are not adequately addressed.

Access Alliance and Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre value and advocate for the use of trained and tested professional interpreters in healthcare, legal, and social service encounters. 

Accessing and working effectively with trained and qualified professional interpreters is key to ensuring that all individuals in Ontario receive equitable access to public services regardless of the language they speak.

The workshop will explore the following topics:

  • Health Equity through Language Support
  • Consequences of unaddressed language barriers
  • Preferred language screening
  • When do we need an interpreter?
  • Who is qualified to interpret?
  • Modalities of interpretation: over-the-phone/remote vs in-person
  • Hot tips for working with interpreters

Space is limited.  Please click here to register.  (Password is KWMC)

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