Official OCCI Accredited Community Interpreter Launch Event
December 1, 2015
Thank you to everyone who made the Official Launch Event a success!
On December 1st, the OCCI hosted a special event at Toronto City Hall to officially mark the launch of the OCCI Accredited Community Interpreter. Over 200 attendess joined to help us celebrate this major milestone in the professionalization of the industry.
OCCI had speakers from three levels of government and from the OCCI leadership, including:
Ms. Donna Achimov - Chief Executive Officer, Translation Bureau, Public Services and Procurement Canada
Ms. Kristyn Wong-Tam - Counsellor attending on behalf of the City of Toronto Mayor
Mr. Don Leacock - Manager Language Services – Workplace Safety and Insurance Board WSIB
OCCI also received messages of support for the new OCCI-ACI accreditation that were shared with the audience from the Hon. Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, the Hon. David Zimmer, MPP, Willowdale, the Hon. Reza Moridi, MPP, Richmond Hill and from Ms. Alison Hedden - Ministry of the Attorney General.
A special thanks to all OCCI members for making this dream a reality. WE DID IT!