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We Speak Translate: What does a Google App have to do with Immigrant Settlement?

July 25, 2017

7:00 p.m. EDT  

Building digital capacity in human service NGOs can be challenging. Forward looking agencies are looking at how they can use technology as a tool in resettlement and integration. The We Speak Translate project is a unique collaboration between Google Translate and the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (Canada) that unlocks the potential of the Google Translate app for refugee resettlement and newcomer inclusion in local communities.

How does a Google App become both an integration tool and a symbol of open, inclusive communities? The project identifies “power users” in the community who are committed to helping newcomers navigate their new city by reducing the no. 1 barrier to participation and inclusion: language. For both Google and the immigrant settlement sector, Google Translate is an indispensable integration tool that can be replicated in any city, anywhere in the world.

Join us online with Kate Longpre, Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (Canada) in conversation with Aleem Ali, Welcoming Cities (Australia) to discuss how immigrant service organizations can use smart technology and corporate partnerships to achieve deeper impact; how the We Speak Translate project, supported by Google, is training hundreds of “power users” to build awareness about resettlement, integration and inclusion; and how community organizations and local businesses in your city can get involved.

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