Interpreter Events and

Professional Development Opportunities 

 
 

   

UPCOMING EVENTS

PLEASE CONSULT WITH THE RESPECTIVE ORGANIZATIONS REGARDING THEIR IN-PERSON EVENTS, AS A RESULT OF THE PROVINCIAL SOCIAL ISOLATION PROTOCOL.

Trial and Parole

 

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.

ONLINE
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

May 16, 2020


10:00 am to 1:00 pm 

 

 

Topics covered:

The accused's right to trial

Presumption of innocence until the accused is convicted or discharged of the offence under section 730 of the criminal code
Examination-in-chief
Cross-examination
Re-examination
The Crown's burden in proving guilty beyond reasonable doubt
Benefit of doubt
Conviction
Judgment
Sentencing and if imprisonment, parole thereafter
Lots for us to learn in both English and Mandarin at the same time!
Questions and Discussions.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150

$75 for ACIs

Impaired driving

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

ONLINE

 

Date: May 9, 2020


10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Impaired driving, a significant threat to public safety, has become a leading criminal cause of death and injury in Canada.

What are the legal arguments, defenses, and sentences upon conviction? What is BAC? What is the presumption of identity and accuracy?

There is so much out there for us to learn and explore!

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

 

Exploring general knowledge of civil cases before superior court/small claims court

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date
April 25, 2020

1:15pm-4:15pm

 

a. Knowledge of Superior Court/Small Claims court case procedures
b. Proceedings/events that will likely to involve an interpreter
c. Challenges faced by interpreters in each step

 

Speaker:

Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

Common terms used in civil cases before superior court/small claims court

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date May 2, 2020
1:15pm-4:15pm

 

a. Contract law
b. Tort law
c. Construction Law
d. Other

 

Speaker: Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2013, Admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School as the only Canadian student with full LSAT score

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

 

Challenges in oral interpretation on civil cases before superior court/small claims court

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date

May 9, 2020
1:15pm to 4:15pm

 

a. Challenge analysis
b. Strategies
Role Play 1: Examination for discovery
Role Play 2: Cross-examination out of court
Role Play 3: Examination/cross-examination during a trial

 

Speaker: Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2013, Admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School as the only Canadian student with full LSAT score

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

Challenges in sight translation of documents to be used in civil cases before Superior Court/Small Claims court

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date

May 16, 2020

 

1:15pm-4:15pm

 

a. Agreement of purchase and sale of a house
b. Lease of a commercial property
c. Documents in Chinese vs Documents in English

 

Speaker: Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2013, Admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School as the only Canadian student with full LSAT score

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

Explore general knowledge of family cases before family court

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date

May 23, 2020

 

1:15-4:15pm

 

a. Knowledge of family cases before family court procedures
b. Proceedings/events that will likely to involve an interpreter
c. General challenges faced by interpreters/translators in each step
d. Common terms used in family cases before family court

 

Speaker: Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2013, Admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School as the only Canadian student with full LSAT score

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

Challenges of oral interpretation on cases before family court

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date

May 30, 2020

1:15pm-4:15pm

 

Interpretation on family cases
a. Challenge analysis
b. Strategies
Case study 1: Mediation
Case study 2: Examination/cross-examination during a trial

 

Speaker: Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2013, Admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School as the only Canadian student with full LSAT score

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs


Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange

 

 

Challenges on sight translation of documents to be used in family cases before family court

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date

 

June 6, 2020

1:15pm-4:15pm

 

a. Separation agreement
b. Financial disclosure

 

Speaker: Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2013, Admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School as the only Canadian student with full LSAT score

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

 

Exploring general knowledge of cases before Landlord & Tenant Board

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
 

 

Date

June 13, 2020

 

1:15pm-4:15pm

 

a. Knowledge of Landlord & Tenant Board and other administrative tribunals procedures
b. Proceedings/events that will likely to involve an interpreter

 

Speaker: Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2013, Admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School as the only Canadian student with full LSAT score

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

Landlord & Tenant board general terms

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date

June 20, 2020

 

1:15pm-4:15pm

 

Landlord & Tenant Board general terms
a. General terms of common cases before the Landlord & Tenant Board and other administrative tribunals
b. Challenges of interpretation/sight translation on cases before the Landlord & Tenant Board

 

Speaker: Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2013, Admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School as the only Canadian student with full LSAT score

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs
 

 

Exploring general knowledge of intellectual property law cases

 

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date

July 4, 2020

1:15pm-4:15pm

 

Explore general knowledge of intellectual property law cases
a. General Knowledge of IP law in Canada
b. Procedures of IP cases before Canadian court
c. Proceedings/events that will likely to involve an interpreter

 

Speaker:

Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2013, Admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School as the only Canadian student with full LSAT score

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

 

Intellectual property law general terms

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date

July 11, 2020

1:15pm-4:15pm

 

 

Intellectual property law general terms
a. General terms of IP law and IP cases
b. Challenges of interpretation/translation on cases of intellectual property law

Speaker:


Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2013, Admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School as the only Canadian student with full LSAT score

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange

 


OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

$150
$75 for ACIs

Intellectual property law analysis & strategy

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date


July 18, 2020

 


Intellectual Property Law Analysis & Strategy
a. Analysis Challenges
b. Strategies
Example Role Play 1: interpretation – examination of foreign witness for trial
Example Role Play 2: sight translation – expert report/academic journal

 

Speaker:

Ran He

2009-2013 Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Postdoctoral Research Anticancer and Antiviral Drugs

2013, Admitted to Osgoode Hall Law School as the only Canadian student with full LSAT score

2016 Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor

Present, Partner at THC Lawyers, Toronto, Intellectual property litigation and commercial litigation.

Licensed Lawyer in Ontario and New York State, Passed the California Bar Examination (license is under processing)

President of the Chinese Canadian Legal Exchange


OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

$150
$75 for ACIs

 

 

Theft

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

ONLINE

 

May 2, 2020


10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Theft:


An act of acquisition of another’s property without the consent of the owner and with intent to deprive the owner of the property permanently.

We will look at the types of theft and criminal elements of theft in this workshop.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150


$ 75 for ACIs

Spanish Interpreting Workshop

Offered by Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology
(Please note this is a workshop for Spanish Interpreters)

 

Multi session, Fridays

Mar 27 - Apr 17

7pm-10pm

 

Newnham campus

1750 Finch Avenue East, Toronto

 

*Participants must be fluent in both English and Spanish.

 

This workshop focuses on effective ways to deal with the specific challenges of interpreting into Spanish/English, as well as enhance the interpretation skills of participants through practical interpretation exercises.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 12 hrs 

 

$156

 

 

 

The criminal court process

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

ONLINE 

 

Date: April 11, 2020


10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 


There will be general information provided about the criminal court process.

What are the steps in the criminal court process for a person charged with a criminal offence? How to navigate through this process from the very beginning to the end from the perspective of an accused person? What is involved in each step?

From one courtroom to another, the court interpreter will be at the side of the accused person to provide interpretation service, as per the accused’s charter right to the assistance of the interpreter guaranteed on S. 14 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Questions and Discussions.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

 

Legal Rights and Principles of Fundamental Justice

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

ONLINE

 

Date 

April 4, 2020

10:00 am to 1:00 pm 

 

 

 

Legal rights and principles of fundamental justice

Legal rights and principles of fundamental justice together form the basis of the Canadian legal system. And what you need to know in order to work as a court interpreter. The rights and principles will be introduced to you through the study of case law, namely the written decisions of judges.

Questions and discussions

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

Domestic violence and assault

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

ONLINE 

 

Date: April 25, 2020
10:00 am to 1:00 pm


Domestic violence is a criminal offence that occurs in a domestic setting and assault is the most common offence in domestic violence charges.

Using a Case study, we will explore this topic which will involve relevant legal concepts, principles and more.

Questions and discussions

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

 

International Organizations - Language Related Positions (IOLP)

 

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date
Feb 15, 2020 and September 5, 2020

 

10:00 am to 1:00 pm 

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9
 

> International organizations job opportunities
> Effective and efficient application
> Opportunities and cooperation between international organizations and other organizations
> Contract/term
> Responsibilities
> Benefits

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3.75 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs
 

 

Advanced Court Interpreter Training (ACIT)

Offered by  MCIS Language Solutions

 

Training Room (Basement level) – 789 Don Mills Road, North York, ON M3C 1T5

 

***Check dates by following the Registration link

 

The ACIT course is designed to help learners further their court interpreting skills and expand their legal vocabulary base. It serves as proof of specialized training in legal or court interpretation. It is also a great preparation tool for the components frequently featured in court interpreter accreditation exams.

The focus of the program is on skills and vocabulary building in the context of court interpretation. Some of the key topics covered in ACIT include: Canada’s System of Justice, the Court System, Criminal Law, Theft, Indecency, Ballistics, Firearms, Sexual Assault, Murder, and general Court Decorum and Etiquette. Learners will have an opportunity to participate in a mock trial and feel all the pressure of court interpreting.

 

Another essential component of the course is a mock exam at the end of training that simulates court interpreter accreditation exams, which gives learners an edge in pursuing accreditation as a court interpreter.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  30 hrs 

 

$559.35

$503.42  for ACIs
 

 

 

 

Practicing acquired court simultaneous Interpretation

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

ONLINE 

 

Date: 

May 30, 2020

 

10:00 am to 1:00 pm 



There will be case studies to help us to explore this topic, which will involve relevant legal concepts, principles and more

We will also  have role plays involving simultaneous interpretation exercise

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

 

 

How to become a court interpreter in Ontario?

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.

(Note: this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

ONLINE

 

May 23, 2020
   
10:00AM- 1:00 PM

 



What are the requirements in terms of qualifications of a court interpreter candidate?

What tests to pass?

Where to direct the application?

The knowledge of the laws and of the legal system in English and its equivalent in the Mandarin language is a must for court interpreters. The above 7 sessions will give us a good start in our endeavor to become a court interpreter.

Questions and Discussions.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150

$75 for ACIs

Interpreting in Healthcare Settings

Offered by The Interpreter's Lab

Date: September 9 - September 24, 2020

Multi-session workshop
5:30pm-8:30pm

 


Online - Virtual Classroom PLUS self directed online course modules

 

This course will prepare you to take the CTTIC exam to become a Certified Medical Interpreter.

Course includes:

The Role of the Healthcare Interpreter
Medical and Healthcare Terminology
Overview of the Canadian and Provincial Healthcare Systems
Introduction to the Roles and Function of Health Care Practitioners and Personnel
Models of Health and Well-being
Managing the Interpreting Environment
The Impact of Culture on Health and the Healthcare Interview
Communication Skills for Healthcare Interpreters
Where and How to find Work as a Healthcare Interpreter
Student Manual

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 55  hrs 

$797.00
$80 discount for ACIs

On-site/Online Translator Training Program

Offered by

MCIS Language Solutions

 

Multi-session workshop

 

On-site course location: Training Room (Basement level) – 789 Don Mills Road, North York, ON M3C 1T5

 

Time (varies depending on session chosen)

Tue & Thu 9:30 - 4:30

or

Sat 9:30 - 4:30

 

This Program aims to offer equal access to education, in order to help reduce the shortage of trained translators in the multitude of languages spoken in Canada. The program provides linguistically diverse Canadians with the means to develop skills and knowledge to become community translators.

The comprehensive, language-neutral program includes aspects of translation theory, translation strategies, best practices used in the industry. It also covers introductions to Community Translation with the focus on legal and medical fields.

Most of the knowledge gained in the program can be used by Community Interpreters, such as going through all the translation steps or learning about industry tools and technology.

At the end of the course, participants complete final translation assignments and receive language-specific feedback from professional translators working in their language combination.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 90 hrs 

$1,118.70

$ 960.50 for ACIs

 

 

 

Court Interpreting Workshop

Offered by Seneca College

Multiple sessions - Fridays

Feb 21 - Mar 13

7pm-10pm

 

Seneca College Newnham Campus - 1750 Finch Avenue East (near Hwy 404)

 

Participants will work with their knowledge of interpretation skills in three modes:
Consecutive, Simultaneous, and Sight Translation.
This three-day workshop provides practical training and hands-on experience
in legal/court interpretation by using transcripts of actual courtroom discourse.
In addition, the workshop prepares participants for the mandatory court interpreter testing accreditation/certification.

Participants must be fluent in two (2) languages(English/other).

 

$192

 

 

OCCI - ACI PD Eligibility:  12 hours

Interpreting in Mental Health Settings

Offered by  

The Interpreter's Lab
 

Date

October 19 - November 26
6:30pm-9:30pm

 

Multi-session workshop

 

The Interpreter's Lab offers Canadian based programming Canada-wide through a blended learning model that combines live instruction, with expert teachers, and online, self-directed content.

This course is currently only offered one time per calendar year. It can also be provided or adapted for on-site for organizations interested in a more robust education for their interpreters. Please contact us for more information and current schedules.
 


Interpreting in Mental Health Settings Model: The 3E's of the Collaborative Model
Dynamics and Communication Challenges of Working in Mental Health Settings
Mental Healthcare System in Canada: Who are the Practitioners, Specialists and Agencies
Mental Illness: Categories, Diagnoses and Treatments
Pharmaceuticals and other Medications
Cultural Issues Affecting Mental Health and the Mental Health Interview
Models of Inter-cultural Communication
Understanding the Terminology of Mental Health and Illness
Trauma, Secondary Trauma and Interpreter Self-care
Expert Guest Instructors and Presenters
Student Manual included

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 45 hrs 

$ 897
$ 90 off discount for ACIs

ON-GOING (self-guided/online)

Medical Terminology for Interpreters: Medical Terminology and the Human Body

Offered by

Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

An interactive program for interpreters to deepen their knowledge of medical terms related to the human body, including terms used by doctors to describe body positions, directions, planes and cavities.

 

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 2 hrs

 

$60

Understand Your Role: How Interpreters Make Decisions About Role Boundaries

Offered by

Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided, online

 

 

A guide to the most hotly-debated topic in community interpreting: the interpreter’s role

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

Wait. They’re Going to Operate on the Wrong Leg! Advocacy for Community and Medical Interpreters

Offered by 

Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self guided online course

 

A simple “how-to kit” on advocacy for interpreters that explains what advocacy is, whether to do it and how to manage it.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

Introduction to Financial Translation

Offered by

MCIS Language Solutions

 

Ongoing start dates, Online delivery, Self guided

 

Upon completion of this 2-module course, you will be able to:

 

Identify common types of financial documents
• Identify common problems and difficulties in this field
• Apply strategies to deal with translation challenges

Topics covered:
• Overview of Financial Translation
• Types of Financial Documents
• Challenges in Financial Translation
• Strategies to Cope with Difficulties in Financial Translation


OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  4 hrs 

 

$107.35

Introduction to Technical and Scientific Translation

Offered by


MCIS Language Solutions

 

Ongoing start dates, Online delivery, Self guided

 

Upon completion of this 2-module course, you will be able to:

• Differentiate between scientific and technical translation
• Identify types of technical documents
• Recognize the common problems and difficulties involved in technical translation
• Apply strategies to cope with the problems

Topics covered:
• Defining Scientific and Technical translation
• The Process of Technical Translation
• Common Challenges in Technical Translation
• Strategies to Cope with Difficulties in Technical Translation

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  3 hrs 

 

$107.35

 

 

Introduction to Translation in Business Settings

 

Offered by

MCIS Language Solutions

 

Ongoing start dates, Online delivery, Self guided

Upon completion of this 2-module course, you will be able to:

 

• Identify the functions of translation of business correspondence
• Identify common problems and difficulties in this field
• Use strategies to manage translation difficulties

Topics covered:
• Overview of Translation of Business Correspondence
• Different Types of Business Letters
• Levels of Formality in Business Letters
• Challenges and Solutions in Translating Business Correspondence

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  3 hrs 

 

$107.35

Medical Terminology for Interpreters: An Introduction to Medical Terminology

Offered by

Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

A crash course in the basics of medical terminology for interpreters.

 

Course length: 2 hours

Course access period: Two months

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 80% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 2 hrs 

$60
 

Introduction to Localization

 

 

Offered by

MCIS Language Solutions

 

Ongoing start dates, Online delivery, Self guided

Upon completion of this 2-module course, you will be able to:
 

 

• Define localization and related concepts
• Understand its relationship to translation and the role of the translator in localization
• Understand the general requirements (skills, tools, information) for providing localization services in order to be able to make an informed decision on whether to pursue specialization/work in these areas

Topics covered:
• Key Concepts in Localization
• The Role of the Translator in a Localization Project
• Specific Skills and Tools Required for Working on Localization Projects
• Localization Tool Demonstration

 


OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  4 hrs 

 

$107.35

Interpreting in Community Settings Course

Offered by The Interpreter's Lab (Shifting Pictures)

Date

February 3 - February 24

5:30pm-7:30pm

 

Multi-session workshop

 

The only Canada-wide, blended learning program for Canadian interpreters. Live Instruction PLUS independent online modules and materials.

Working as a community interpreter is a dynamic and exciting career. Interpreting is a highly specialized profession that requires strong interpersonal and language skills - in addition to critical knowledge and ability. This lively, intensive short-course program covers core skills and competencies required of interpreters and provides a good overview for new interpreters. This course will prepare you to work in a range of settings and government offices, and will also prepare you to take the CTTIC exam to become a Certified Community Interpreter.

This course is a Blended Learning Model - which means both Live instruction with expert teachers and online, self-directed content that will cover:
The Role of the Community Interpreter
Critical Skills for Interpreters – memory, note-taking and listening
Ethics and Standards of Practice
Interpreting Settings and Protocols
The Interpreting Marketplace - How to get contracts
Interactive role – plays, case studies and lectures
Resources and Links
Student Manual included

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 35 hrs 

 

$ 497
$ 49.70 off discountfor ACIs

Interpreting for Survivors of Sexual Violence

Offered by  MCIS Language Solutions

 

• Identify key elements and concepts related to sexual violence
• identify most common challenges in interpreting for survivors of sexual violence
• equip themselves with strategies to deal with challenges related to SV assignments
• apply interpreter’s code of ethics to the decision making process involved in SV assignments.

Topics Covered
• Definition and Types of Sexual Violence
• Victims of Sexual Violence
• Myths and Facts about Sexual Violence
• Preparing for Interpretation Assignments
• Crisis Intervention and Forensic Evidence Collection
• Medical Related Terminology

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  2 hrs 

 

$107.35

 

Interpreting in Mental Health and Autism Settings

Offered by  MCIS Language Solutions

 

• Identify key elements and concepts related to mental health assignments
• identify most common challenges in interpreting mental health settings
• equip themselves with strategies to deal with challenges related to mental health
• apply interpreter’s code of ethics to the decision making process involved in mental health assignments.

Topics Covered
• Mental Health Assignments and Challenges
• Overstepping Role Boundaries
• Interpreting for Patients with Autism

 

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  2 hrs 

 

$107.35
 

So you are a Freelancer

Offered by Language Marketplace

 

Date

February 8, 2020

9:30:AM - 12:30 PM

Waterfront Neighbourhood Center,

627 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario (Queens Quay and Bathurst Street)

Dance Room

 

Join us on Saturday Feb. 8th for a half day workshop that will cover:


1) Simple accounting tips and strategies to ensure you are paid on time
2) Strategies for collecting delinquent payments
3) Tax savings tips – just before you file your upcoming 2019 tax return
4) HST/QST/GST
5) Tips and strategies for marketing, networking and improving your business skills
6) How to get Security Clearance, and the advantages it brings


A continental breakfast will be served while we learn!

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$40
$45 for ACIs

Interpreter Safety and Self Care

Offered by

Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

 

Practical guidance on how interpreters can protect themselves, their health and their well-being in their work.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

 

Introduction to Advertising Translation

 

Offered by

MCIS Language Solutions

 

Ongoing start dates, Online delivery, Self guided

 

Upon completion of this 2-module course, you will be able to:

 


• Identify key components, text types and techniques used in advertising and their impact on translation
• Recognize the functions of promotional translation and their importance for this field
• Identify common problems and difficulties in the field of advertising translation
• Use strategies to deal with translation challenges

Topics covered:
• Overview of advertising
• Types of Advertising Materials
• Techniques Used in Advertising
• Skills for Translation of Advertising Texts
• Coping with Common Difficulties in Advertising Translation

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  4 hrs 

 

$107.35


 

Introduction to Audiovisual Translation – Subtitling

 

Offered by

MCIS Language Solutions

 

Ongoing start dates, Online delivery, Self guided
 

 

 

Upon completion of this 3-module course, students will be able to:

• Distinguish between modalities of audiovisual translation in regards to principles, constraints and translation strategies
• Have a clear understanding of the work methods, skills and strategies required in professional translation for subtitling, and
• Apply work methods and strategies discussed to the translation of subtitles

Topics covered:
• Types of Audiovisual Translation
• Building Blocks of Subtitling
• Working on Subtitling Projects
• Subtitling Software Demonstration

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  5 hrs 

 

$107.35
 

Introduction to Transcription

Offered by
MCIS Language Solutions


Ongoing start dates, Online delivery, Self guided
Upon completion of this 2-module course, you will be able to:

 

• Have a better understanding of similarities and differences between monolingual and cross-lingual transcription and the role of the translator providing them
• Apply your knowledge of general requirements for providing transcription services in your transcription practice.

Topics covered:

• Introduction to Transcription
• Different Types of Transcription
• Key Concepts in Transcription
• Following Transcription Guidelines

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  3 hrs 

 

$107.35
 

Managing a Translation Business

Offered by

MCIS Language Solutions

 

Ongoing start dates, Online delivery, Self guided

 

 

Upon completion of this 5 module course, students will be able to:

• Identify and complete steps needed to start a translation business
• Understand the difference of working as a staff or as a freelance translator
• Identify career resources and options available
• Define and execute steps in a standard translation project workflow
• Prepare quotes and invoices for translation services
• Identify and assign qualified resources to translation projects
• Understand benefits of recording accurate feedback on services for professional growth
• Apply effective marketing strategies for freelancers
• Apply best practices to retain existing clients and attract new ones
• Make effective professional use of social media as networking and marketing tools

Topics covered:

• Starting a Translation Business
• The Career of a Translator
• Translation Project Management I & II
• Marketing a Translation Business

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  12 hrs 

 


$292.67

Interpreting for Survivors of Human Trafficking

Offered by  MCIS Language Solutions
 

 

• Identify key elements and concepts related to human trafficking
• identify most common challenges in interpreting for survivors of human trafficking
• equip themselves with strategies to deal with challenges related to HT assignments
• apply interpreter’s code of ethics to the decision making process involved in HT assignments.

Topics Covered
• Definition of Human Trafficking
• Key Elements and Types of Human Trafficking
• Risk Factors for Becoming a Victim
• Common Challenges for Interpreters
• Preparing for Interpretation Assignments
• Vicarious Trauma and Self-care

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  2 hrs 

 

$107.35

Anti-Oppression Training for Language Professionals

Offered by  MCIS Language Solutions

 

• identify various forms of oppression (based on gender, social class, race, ethnicity, ability, sexual orientation, faith, political beliefs)
• differentiate between oppression and anti-oppression practices
• apply interpreter’s ethical principles during AO assignments.

Topics Covered
• What is Oppression
• Definitions of Oppression
• Forms of Oppression
• Faces of Oppression
• Oppression and the Law
• Oppression and Language Professionals

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  2 hrs 

 

$107.35

Advance Your Skills in Note-taking for Interpreters

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

A step-by-step guide on adapting conference interpreting note-taking techniques to community and medical interpreting based on the Rozan method, symbols and abbreviations.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

 

How to Perform Legal Interpreting in Medical and Community Settings

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

Self-guided online course
Ongoing

 

An overview of the field of legal interpreting designed for both new interpreters and interpreters in other specializations.

 

$60

 

OCCI-ACI  PDU eligibility: 2 hrs

Interpreting for LGBTQIA* Newcomers

Offered by  MCIS Language Solutions

 

1. Gain introductory sensitivity to issues commonly experienced by LGBTQIA* newcomers
2. Learn LGBTQIA* terminology (appropriate and inappropriate)
3. Understand the impact that personal values and attitudes can have on LGBTQIA* clients
4. Analyze and apply ethical principles to challenging situations that may arise for interpreters working with LGBTQIA* newcomers
5. Gain awareness of local, provincial, and international resources for interpreters and LGBTQIA* newcomers

Topics Covered
• The LGBTQIA newcomer Perspective
• Understanding Key Terms
• Assumptions about Gender Taking into Consideration Culture, Religion and Privilege
• Understanding and Using Appropriate Terminology
• Ethical Principles
• Support for Clients & Interpreters.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  2 hrs 

 

$107.35
 

Cardiovascular Disease Training for Language Professionals

 

Offered by  MCIS Language Solutions
 

 

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the main causes of disability and premature death in North America, and all over the world. In addition, it is one of the diseases responsible to the increasing cost of healthcare. This online training aims to assist translators and interpreters in honing their skills, expanding their knowledge and vocabulary bases within the context of cardiovascular diseases.

• Introduction to Cardiovascular Disease
• Symptoms and Causes
• Inflammatory Heart Disease
• Prevention and Disease Management

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility:  6 hrs 

 

$107.35

 

The Voice of Compassion: How to Interpret for Rape Survivors

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

Self-guided online course
Ongoing

 

A guide for interpreters on how to interpret effectively for rape survivors using trauma-informed interpreting techniques.

 

$60

 

OCCI-ACI  PDU eligibility: 2 hrs

Cultural Competence I: Assess Your Unconscious Bias as an Interpreter

Offered by

Cross- Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided, online

 

An introduction to cultural competence for interpreters with a focus on assessing how implicit bias can impact the interpreting encounter—and what to do about it.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

Cultural Competence 2: When Should Interpreters Intervene?

Offered by

Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided, online

 

A guide for interpreters on how to make the decision to interrupt a session if communication breaks down—a tricky decision with many potential consequences.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

Cultural Competence 3: How to Intervene as an Interpreter

Offered by

Cross- Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided, online

 

Clear guidance on how to write, practice and deliver “scripts” for what to say as an interpreter when communication breaks down during the encounter.

 

$50

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

Cultural Competence 4: How to Perform Strategic Mediation

Offered by

Cross- Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided, online

 

A simple five-step protocol to follow when the interpreter interrupts a session due to a breakdown in communication.

 

$50

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

$9.99

Cultural Competence 5: Cultural Mediation for Interpreters

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided, online

 

A crystal-clear introduction to a complex challenge: how interpreters can perform cultural mediation that is both sensitive and respectful—and supports communicative autonomy.

 

$50

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

Cultural Competence 6: Advanced Strategies for Cultural Mediation

Offered by 

Cross-Cultural Communications LLC

 

Self-guided, online

 

 

 

$50

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

An Overview of Community and Medical Interpreting

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

A clear, concise guide to community interpreting as a profession with a special focus on medical, educational and social services interpreting.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

 

How to Perform Standard Interpreting Protocols

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

An overview, with guided practice, of basic procedures and protocols for professional interpreting in medical, community, educational and non-courtroom legal settings.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

How to Follow Interpreting Standards of Practice

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

How to apply interpreting standards of practice in professional settings.

 

$60

 

OCCI-ACI  PDU eligibility: 2 hrs

How to Be a Professional Interpreter

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

Self-guided online course
Ongoing

 

A start-up toolkit for any interpreter who wants to establish a professional career or enhance their professionalism.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI  PDU eligibility: 2 hrs

Three Techniques to Improve Memory Skills

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

A carefully guided path to enhancing memory skills for interpreters with the goal of improving accuracy in consecutive and simultaneous interpreting.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

Interpreter Credentials and Certification

 

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

An examination of the important credentials that interpreters should hold and how to get them, with a focus on interpreter certification.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

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The community interpreter ® online

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

Self-guided online course
Ongoing

 

The leading 40-hour certificate program in the U.S. for community interpreting, including medical, educational and social services interpreting. It promotes national ethics and standards of practice in the field and can prepare interpreters to take national medical interpreter certification. The course covers ethics and conduct, basic skills (from pre-session to post-session), positioning and terminology, modes of interpreting, steps for sight translation, strategies for intervention, cultural mediation, and other vital skills and topics.

 

$690

 

OCCI-ACI  PDU eligibility: 40 hrs

Sharpen Your Accuracy! Message Transfer Skills for Interpreters

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

Guidance on how to improve interpreter accuracy by practicing key cognitive processes and “component skills” such as anticipation, parroting and paraphrasing.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

Ethics in Action 1: Codes of Ethics for Community and Medical Interpreters

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

Critical guidance on what codes of ethics are, why interpreters need them and which codes to follow for community and medical interpreting.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

Ethics in Action 2: How to Apply Interpreter Ethics

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

How to take an interpreter code of ethics for medical or community interpreting and use it to make informed decisions during the interpreted encounter.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

Ethics in Action 3: Ethical Decision-making for Community and Medical Interpreters

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

A clear roadmap for how to make effective decisions as an interpreter that support interpreter ethics, professional practice and communicative autonomy.  

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

Interpreter Self-Assessment

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

Clear guidance on how to assess your skills and performance as an interpreter through self-recording, reflective practice and structured feedback.  

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

PAST EVENTS

2019 OCCI Annual Congress

Annual Congress is less than one week away!

 

Register Now!

 

Saturday, November 23rd, 2019

 

Council Chambers - North York Civic Centre

5100 Yonge St., North York, ON  M2N 5V7

 

Guest Speakers 

Rev. Dr. Robert Oliphant, MP

Ms. Doly Begum, MPP

Ms. Kathleen Wynne, MPP, Former Premier of Ontario (recorded message)

Ms. Lindsey Borrows, Lawyer and Researcher at University of Victoria (recorded message)

 

9:00 am to 9:30 am - Registration

9:30 am to 11:30 am - Welcome, Guest Speakers, Q&A, Closing Remarks

11:30 am to 1:30 pm - Job Fair, Networking, Refreshments

Multi-Languages Annual Conference

Offered by: Multi-Languages Corporation

 

Date: Sep 21 2019

8am - 6pm

 

University of Toronto 

81 St. Mary Street

 

There is a variety of speakers on translation and interpreting. Lots of topics pertaining to the field of interpretation and translation. Please see more info in the program by following the link:

https://multi-languages.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/Conference-Program-2019.pdf

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 5.5 hrs 

 

Free of charge - pay it forward
 

 

Medical Interpreting Workshop

Offered by Seneca College

 

Multi session, Fridays

Jan 17 - Feb 7

7pm-10pm

 

Seneca College Newnham Campus - 1750 Finch Avenue East (near Hwy 404)

 

This workshop helps interpreters become better acquainted with the current field of Health Care Interpretation within the realm of the more common diseases such as heart disease, cancer and diabetes. In addition, through scripted roles plays of case scenarios, participants are exposed to challenging situations related to mental illness and geriatrics. During the workshop, a glossary of medical terms will be created for participant's future reference.

 

Please note - Participants must be fluent in 2 languages (English/other) and have successfully completed Seneca's LNI101, LNI102 and LNI103 and/or previous experience in medical interpretation.

 

$156

 

OCCI- ACI PD Eligibility:  10 hours

Interpreting for Work-Injury Related Assignments

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.


(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Remote (online via gotomeeting)

March 7, 2020

2pm-5pm

 

1. Introduction of WSIB
1.1 Functionality of WSIB
1.2 Who are eligible for WSIB
1.3 2 mandatory categories of industries to which WSIB coverage extends
1.4 Those who are not eligible

2. Filing a WSIB claim
2.1 Types of claim
2.2 When to file a WSIB claim
2.3 How to file a WSIB claim
2.4 Duty to co-operate

3. Who and what are involved—benefits and services
3.1Health care benefits
3.2 Return-to-work services
3.3 Income replacement
3.4 Other benefits
3.5 Decision Making

4. Case study

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

 

Bail

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

ONLINE

 

Date: 


April 18, 2020


10:00 am to 1:00 pm 

 

Bail is part of a criminal procedure where the court decides on the temporary release or detention of a person charged with criminal offences pending trial.

What are the legal principles to follow in a bail hearing? What are the evidence rules in a bail hearing? What are the applicable bail conditions if released on bail?

A good understanding of the above will help court interpreters in delivering smooth interpretation services in a bail hearing.

The Criminal code form 12 for Undertaking, given to a Justice or a Judge, and form 32 for Recognizance will be studied. There will be  a role play involving consecutive and simultaneous interpretation exercise.

Questions and discussions.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 4 hrs 

 

$135
$100 for ACIs

How to Conduct an Interpreted Encounter

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

An overview of the three stages and seven steps in the interpreted encounter to guide the professional conduct of interpreters.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

Simultaneous Interpretation Skills and Practices in General (Online delivery)

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)


March 21, 2020

 

Remote via GoToMeeting

 

2pm-6pm

 

 What is chuchotage simultaneous interpreting?
Chuchotage simultaneous interpreting-definition

Chuchotage simultaneous interpreting-equipment

Chuchotage simultaneous interpreting-scenarios

Chuchotage simultaneous interpreting-limitations

 Practice in different community scenarios

VWAP: the victim/witness assistance program

Background knowledge

Terms

PAR: partner assault assistance program

Background knowledge

Terms

CAS: children’s aid society

Background knowledge

Terms

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 4.hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

Advanced Note Taking Skills

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Remote (online via gotomeeting)

March 7th

10am-1pm

 

> Foundations:
- Fantastic listening,
- Enhancing memory
> Flexible format:
- Cornell method,
- outlining method,
- charting method,
- mapping method,
- diagram method,
- sentence method
> Logical creation of Notes Deport
- symbols
- abbreviations
> Practice on medical, legal and social cases

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$150
$75 for ACIs

Advanced Sight Translation (B) Family Law

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date: 


Feb 29, 2020, 2:00pm-5:00 pm

 

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9


Explore sight translation challenges of Family Court documents
Gain knowledge of Family Court Procedures
Familiarize yourself with Terms
How to handle lengthy documents

Review Family Court procedures and discuss what to expect as an interpreter in the Family Court 
Analyze family court related forms 

Review commonly used words and study specific terms

Practice sight translation with sample forms
Form 8: General Application
Form_8d.2_2018
Notice of Motion
Sample separation agreement

 

Questions and Discussions.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

$150
$75for ACIs

Applying for a Professional Interpreter Job (APIJ)

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date: Jan 17, 2020

7pm-10pm

 

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9

 


Description on specific terms related to interpretation assignment forms
Professional Resume introduction (Available hours, travel, dialects)
Interview questions
Important skills and practices for the interview (case studies)
What are the challenges and how to handle these situations?
The importance of service providers’ feedback

 

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

$150
$75 for ACIs

Interpreting in Mental Health Settings

Offered by INCommunities

 

Date

Fri. January 31st

11am-12:30pm

 

Webinar

 

This webinar acquaints professional interpreters within the field of psychotherapy and mental health through training delivered by Pathstone Mental Health. Topics for discussion include: case management and mental health assessments, the work done by Pathstone, types of clients serviced (including children), common client issues, challenges in the filed, and terminology vocabulary-building.

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hrs

 

$25

$22.50 for ACIs

 

Maximizing Interpreters’ Career (MIC)

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date

Jan 10, 2020

7pm-10pm

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9

 

>Introduction of provincial and national Interpretation certificates/certifications across
Canada
> What can you do with your certificates?
> Introduction to top language service agencies which provide language services to the
Ontario government
> Provide contact information of Ontario language service organizations/companies
> Information on language service companies across Canada
> Explore work from home job opportunities for international companies

 

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

$150
$75 for ACIs

Desafío Lenguas SimLab

Please note this is specific to Spanish and National Mexican Indigenous Languages

 

Offered by 
Seven Sisters Interpreter Training / Desafío Lenguas


Hostería las Quintas, Cuernavaca, Mexico

January 16-18, 2020

9:30 am - 7pm

 

You've done your healthcare interpreting training. Everyday, you go and serve. But still you ask: Am I even doing this right? What would another interpreter do when faced with a certain linguistic or ethical challenge? How can I be more effective, more agile and less stilted?

The SimLab Healthcare Interpreting Intensive offers professional Spanish-English and indigenous language healthcare interpreters advanced-level, simulation-based consecutive, simultaneous, sight translation and relay interpreting practice—just like in real life but coupled with immediate feedback and support from fellow interpreters and Spanish-speaking medical providers.

Join us for this unique, three-day intensive to take place January 16-18, 2020 in Cuernavaca, Mexico as part of the Desafío Lenguas initiative sponsored by the Italia Morayta Foundation.

 

$700


OCCI-ACI  PDU eligibility: 24 hrs

 

Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

Offered by APLI

Presented by 

Dr. Robert Chen, Neurologist, UHN

 

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

6-9pm 

 

Committee Rm #1
Scarborough Civic Centre   
150 Borough Drive
Toronto, ON
M1P 4N7
(Scarborough Centre Station)
 

 

The workshop will include speaker presentations, terminology interpretation exercise, case studies discussion, and Q & A session.
Content will cover disease types, symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment, terminology, interpreting challenges and suggested responses.  

Flyer and program can be found at APLI's website.                                                       

 

APLI members: $20

Non-members: $35

 

OCCI-ACI  PDU eligibility: 3 hrs

 

                                           

APLI Annual General Meeting 2019

Offered by APLI

 

October 17th, 2019

6:00-9:30 pm

 

North York Civic Centre, Council Chamber, 5100 Yonge St., Toronto

 

This is the Annual General Meeting of the APLI. Members will hear reports by Board members on general
developments regarding the interpretation industry (including accreditation) and the Association, and how
the Association is doing in terms of its finances, educational training, social media presence, and outreach to
sponsors. An election for board of directors will take place. The program will also include time for networking and a group fun activity. Please see our website for details - register at 

apliworkshops@gmail.com

 

Members: free

Non-members: $25

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3.5 hrs

Advanced Note Taking in Consecutive Interpretation

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
 

Date 

Oct 13, 2019
6pm - 9pm 

 

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9

 

Introduction to note-taking skills in general

How to use symbols 

General abbreviations

Demo note taking

How to develop your own note taking system

Practice note taking within scenarios

Resources sharing and more practices

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

$135
$100 for ACIs

 

Setting-specific interpreting: Public Health

Offered by InCommunities

 

Wed. October 23rd, 2019

12pm-3pm

 

Niagara Region Headquarters- 1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way, Thorold

 

This setting-specific workshop opportunity allows interpreters to engage with the work done at Niagara Region Public Health to build on their knowledge and familiarity interpreting in healthcare environments. Interpreters will learn about the process for intake, case management, immunization, psychiatric assessments, and other mental health supports. Case scenario analysis and protocols and procedures will be discussed, as well as reviewing common terminology through vocabulary-building. Interpreters will also be aware of the types of clients serviced and common issues/challenges experienced in this environment.

 

Registration: $25

ACIs: $22.50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 2.5 hrs

 

International organizations-language related positions

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date

November 3rd, 2019
2:30 to 5:30 pm 

 

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9

 

This workshop will explore:
1.International organizations job opportunities


(1)Positions:

(2)Categories:

2.Contract/term

3.Working hours

4.Responsibilities

5.Benefits

6.Opportunities and cooperation between international
organizations and other organizations

7.Opportunities in daily work

8.Effective and efficient application


9.Preparation

10.Courses by international organizations (platforms)

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$135
$100 for ACIs
 

Simultaneous Interpretation Skills and Practices

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

August 24, 2019


9:00 am to 1:00 pm (8:45 registration)

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9

 

This workshop is a short 5-hour (10am-3:30pm with a 30-min break) course. The main purpose of this workshop is to allow those who have had community interpreting training/work experience to gain a basic understanding of simultaneous interpreting used in community interpreting assignments. Students will also have a chance to learn and practice skills used in simultaneous interpreting with both texts and audio. 

Section One – Brief introduction of SI (Simultaneous Interpreting) 

What is SI? 

Who’s involved? 

Where is it held?

When is it used?

Why is it beneficial? 

How does it work? 



Section Two – Skillsets involved, how to practice, what they are beneficial for. (*Each of the following skills will be followed by a short demo/practice session) )

Shadowing 

Decalage 

Salami 

Sight Translation 

Split Attention 

Transcribe 

Dos and Don’ts of SI, and Why

Conclusion and Feedback

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 5 hrs 

$135
$100 for ACIs

 

Spanish Interpreting Workshop

Offered by Seneca College

 

Multiple sessions, Fridays,

Nov 22- Dec 13 2019

7-10pm

Seneca College Newnham Campus - 1750 Finch Avenue East (near Hwy 404)

 

This workshop focuses on effective ways to deal with the specific challenges of interpreting into Spanish/English, as well as enhancing the interpretation skills of  participants through practical interpretation exercises. Mastery of difficult traits of English and Spanish grammar and pronunciation are covered.
▪ Familiarity with medical, legal, and business terminology in both languages
▪ Awareness of the best available printed and digital resources for interpreters in English and Spanish
▪ Enhanced skills in sight translation and consecutive interpretation in English and Spanish

 

$157

 

OCCI- ACI PD Eligibility:  10 hours

Practice the Modes of Interpreting

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Self-guided online course

Ongoing

 

An in-depth introduction to the three modes of interpreting—consecutive, simultaneous and sight translation—with practice, tips and strategies for professional growth.

 

$50

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 1.5 hr

 

 

Connecting Legal Services to Interpretation - Online Course (ongoing)

ONLIS Course (through Barbra Schlifer Commemorative Clinic)

 

This is an advanced online training for interpreters who have already successfully completed an interpreter training course. The course is designed to teach interpreters how to interpret effectively in legal settings by:

 

  • Enhancing your understanding of the Canadian legal system and the administration of justice in Ontario

  • Increasing your familiarity with different areas of law and related processes

  • Developing your knowledge of terminology used in a variety of legal and quasi-legal proceedings

  • Integrating knowledge, applying practice standards and improving competencies necessary to effectively interpret in legal settings

 

OCCI - ACI PD Eligibility:  25 hours

 

$149.00

Translator Training Program (ongoing - check related site for future dates)

Offered by MCIS Language Solutions

 


This program was created to offer translation training opportunities to professionals who work in non-official languages, which will then help different language and cultural communities have access to information and services through professionally done translations.

The comprehensive, language-neutral program includes aspects of translation theory, translation strategies, best practices used in the industry. It also covers introductions to popular and emerging fields like Subtitling, Transcription, Transcreation and Localization. 

Many of the knowledge gained in the program can be used by Community Interpreters, such as industry tools and technology, the completion of an extensive glossary in multiple fields, and especially the comprehensive section on the question on every language professional's mind: how to start and build your own business.

 

OCCI - ACI PD Eligibility:  120 hours

2018 OCCI Annual Congress

Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Council Chambers - North York Civic Centre

5100 Yonge St., North York, ON  M2N 5V7

 

8:00 am to 8:30 - Registration and Breakfast

8:30 am to 9:00 am – Welcome

9:00 am to 11:15 am – Keynote Speakers and OCCI Updates

Hon. Kathleen Wynne, MPP, Former Premier of Ontario

Reza Moridi, MPP 2007-2018 

Johanne Boucher, C. Trans.OTTIAQ

Nathalie Laliberté, VP, Translation Bureau, Government of Canada

Justine Bret, Translation Bureau, GOC

Majid Jowhari, MP

11:15 am to 1:00 pm -  Job Fair and Networking 

1:00 pm – 1:30 pm – Refreshments, Raffles, and Concluding Remarks

 

OCCI-ACI PDU Eligibility: 5 hours

 

The Fundamental Preparation For Your First Assignment

Offered by APCITG

 

Please note this is a workshop for the language combination of English-Mandarin

 

August 3rd, 2019

8:45am-1pm


45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900 North York ON M2N 5W9

 

 

Resume for entry-level interpreters

How to properly prepare your resume

What are potential employers looking for

Layout and visual impact

Additional add-ons and eye-grabbers 

Getting ready for your very first encounter

The first encounter for parole hearing or assignments in correctional centers

What to expect (Stereotypes, signal loss and long journey)

Preparation & Glossary

The first encounter for New Immigration Center

What to expect (Pre-encounter)

Preparation & Glossary

The first encounter for CAST

What to expect

On-site vs. home visit (Child Access/Foster Family)

Preparation & Glossary

The first encounter for Healthcare Assignments

What to expect

N95 Fit-test, Vulnerable Sector Screening check and AODA

Hospital vs Clinic/Community Health Center vs Rehab center

Vulnerable patients & Caseworker/Case manager

Preparation & Glossary

The first encounter for Teacher & Parents Meeting

What to expect (Types of meetings)

Preparation & Glossary

The first encounter for Mediation & Family Law

What to expect

Preparation & Glossary

The first encounter for Community Probation & Parole Assignments

What to expect

Preparation & Glossary 

Additional Tips and Advice

What to do when made a mistake (F2F vs remote)

Feedback forms and completion sheets

Additional costs (Parking, tolls & long distance journey)

 

Regular: $135

ACI rate: $75

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 4 hrs

 

Maximizing your career as an interpreter

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
 

Date

June 23, 2019

-repeat on Aug 18 & Oct 26

 

6pm-10pm

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9

 


Topics
1. Interpretation certificates in general

2. What can you do with your certificates?

3. Introduction to top 10 Language services agencies

4. Information on 66 language services companies 

5. How to handle assignments as a freelance interpreter?

6. Explore job opportunities work from home

7. Professional Resume introduction

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 4hrs 

 

$135
$100 for ACIs

 

 

Leveraging Technology to Benefit Interpreters

Offered by APLI

 

June 27, 2019
6 - 9 pm 

 

New City Hall, Committee Room #3, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto

 

The workshop will cover some key technologies that interpreters can leverage to increase productivity and
efficiency in their business. The content will include basic technology requirements, some smartphone apps  
such as Genius Scan, how to use a digital calendar, using LinkedIn and Facebook effectively, invoicing and
payment, followed by some basic finance strategies for money management.  Each program segment will
consist of presentation, hands on component, and Q & A time.  

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$20 members

$35 non members

Interpreting for Work-Injury Related Assignments

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

Date: July 27th, 2019


3:00 pm to 7:00 pm

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9
 

Section One – Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB)
What is it? 
What does it do? 
Who’s involved? 
How does it work? 

Section Two – Case Studies 
Case Study 1
Case Study 2

Section Three - Various Types of Interpreting Assignments

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3.75 hrs 

$135
$100 for ACIs

 

 

Knowledge of Power of Attorney Personal Property / Personal Care

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
 

Date

June 16, 2019

- repeat on Sep 14 & Nov 16
6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

 

45 Sheppard Ave. East

Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9

 

What is Power of Attorney?

Knowledge of terminology of Power of Attorney

Part 1: APPOINTING YOUR ATTORNEY

Part 2: JOINT OR SEPARATE ATTORNEYS
Part 3: SUBSTITUTE ATTORNEY
Part 4: AUTHORITY OF ATTORNEY(S)
Part 5: CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS
Part 6: DATE OF EFFECTIVENESS
Part 7: COMPENSATION
Part 8: YOUR SIGNATURE
Part 9: WITNESS SIGNATURES

3. Why do we need Power of Attorney?

4. How to do sight translation on Power of Attorney Personal Property?

5. How to do sight translation on Power of Attorney Personal care?

6. How to help others with your interpretation skills?

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

 

$50 (ACIs: $25)

 

 

 

 

 

Medical Terminology for Interpreters

Offered by Cross Cultural Communications, LLC

March 22, 2019

8:30 am - 4:30 pm ET

 

Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, United States
 

This workshop will help interpreters understand medical terminology and develop strategies to interpret it correctly. Although no one can learn medical terminology in a day, the program provides valuable continuing education for anyone who interprets in hospitals, health departments, clinics, school health rooms, domestic violence/sexual assault services, crisis intervention and other settings.

 

OCCI-ACI PD eligibility: 7 hours
 

$225
 

Translation for Spanish Community Interpreters

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC

 

Date:

June 14, 2019

 

Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, United States

 

Interpreters are often asked to translate -- even though interpreting and translation are separate professions with distinct skill sets and credentials. Learn the translation basics with this foundation workshop and start applying them to your work today!
 

This one-day training is aimed at Spanish community interpreters who want to develop basic translation skills and better navigate typical requests for translation they frequently encounter in their workplace.
 

Participants will be able to identify the types of materials that are safe to translate by community translators, assess the risks and legal implications of machine translation and apply basic techniques to the translation and revision of documents commonly seen in community services, using tools designed for professionals. 

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 7 hrs 

 

$195

Sight Translation Skills of Legal Documents (Bail)

ffered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
 

Date: July 22, repeat on Aug 17 & Oct 25

 

6pm-10pm

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9

 

What are the challenges you have in legal sight translation?

Reviewing Definition of Translation, Sight Translation, Register Language

Preparing sight translation on Form 32 of Canadian Criminal Code

Discussing the legal terms and procedures related to form 32

Group sight translation practices 

Bail Hearing transcript sight translation practice

Information of LSP agencies recommended by Ontario Legal Aid

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 4 hrs 

$135
$100 for ACIs
 

 

 

Cultural Competence in Health and Human Services

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC
 

May 10, 2019

1pm - 4:30 pm ET

 

Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, United States

 

 

This in-depth, hands-on workshop opens eyes, builds skills and helps participants to understand that the key to providing culturally competent services in effective communication.

 

Participants will learn about language access requirements; universal communication strategies; best practices to address cultural differences; and tools to develop one's own cultural competence plan.

 

OCCI - ACI PD Eligibility:  3.5 hours

 

$95
 

Sight Translation Knowledge & Terminology of Real Estate Documents (STRED)

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.

(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)


Date: July 13, 2019

6pm-9pm

 

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9


This workshop aims at assisting Chinese-English interpreters to learn hands-on sight translation skills of documents and processes of Real Estate Purchase & Sales. Special terminologies and legal terms will be introduced in Chinese and English.

The workshop includes both designed speech and interactive study. 

Official documents introduction and study

Explore specific terms and knowledge 

Questions and discussions on challenges discovered

Practice sight translation in group

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3 hrs 

$135
$100 for ACIs

 

 

Working with Newcomer LGBTQIA* Clients: Professional Development Module for Interpreters

Offered by

Access Alliance

 

June 27th ,2019

10am - 3pm

Access Alliance (Kensington Gardens) Toronto

 

Join us for this one-day professional development opportunity to increase your familiarity with the history, terminology, and issues faced by newcomers from the LGBTQIA* community, and to explore best practices regarding language support services for the various stakeholders involved. This workshop was developed by the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre (KWMC), in partnership with the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI), supported by funding from the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.

 

Free of charge

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: PDU 4 hrs

 

The Community Interpreter International: Training of Trainers

Offered by Cross-Cultural Communications, LLC
 

Delivered over 6 days

July 15-20, 2019

 

Also available on

November 18-23, 2019
 

 

Ecker Business Training Center, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Columbia, Maryland 21046, United States

 

8:30am ET 4:30pm ET

 

The first two days give you a compressed version of The Community Interpreter ® designed for graduates of other interpreting programs. For two days, you will pretend to  be students of The Community Interpreter ®.
• This compressed program includes a
representative sampling of activities, role
plays and skills-building exercises from The
Community Interpreter ®.
• The next four days are the true TOT, where
you are trained to give the program you just
observed in its compressed version.

 

OCCI - ACI PD Eligibility:  42 hours

 

$3,200

 

Legal rights and principles of fundamental justice

Offered by CITG Certificate Interpreters & Translators Ltd.
(Please note this is a workshop for Mandarin Interpreters)

 

Date: March 23, 2019


9:00 am to 1:00 pm (8:45 registration)

45 Sheppard Ave. East Suite 900, Toronto, ON, M2N5W9

 

Legal rights and principles of fundamental justice together form the basis of the Canadian legal system. And what you need to know in order to work as a court interpreter. The rights and principles will be introduced to you through the study of case law, namely the written decisions of judges.

Questions and discussions

 

OCCI-ACI PDU eligibility: 3.75 hrs 

 

$135
$100 for ACIs

Spanish Language Interpretation Workshop

Offered by Seneca College

 

4 sessions, Saturdays, February 23rd- March 16th 2019

2:00p pm - 5:00 pm

Seneca College Newnham Campus - 1750 Finch Avenue East (near Hwy 404)

 

This workshop focuses on effective ways to deal with the specific challenges of interpreting into Spanish/English, as well as enhancing the interpretation skills of  participants through practical interpretation exercises. Mastery of difficult traits of English and Spanish grammar and pronunciation are covered.
▪ Familiarity with medical, legal, and business terminology in both languages
▪ Awareness of the best available printed and digital resources for interpreters in English and Spanish
▪ Enhanced skills in sight translation and consecutive interpretation in English and Spanish

 

$157

 

OCCI- ACI PD Eligibility:  10 hours