October 21, 2015
CONNECTING LEGAL SERVICES TO INTERPRETATION
A COURSE FOR SPOKEN LANGUAGE INTERPRETERS
This is an advanced online training for interpreters who have already successfully completed an interpreter training course.
Learn 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 working in legal settings.
- Computer or tablet with internet
- Speakers or headphones
- Recording device
Enrollment opens October 20, 2015. The course will be available until March 14, 2016. The course is self-directed: you can enroll and take the course on your own time.
Duration: 25-30 hours
Cost: FREE until March, 2016
To self-enroll visit http://learning.springtideresources.org/. Click on “Connecting Legal Services to Interpretation: A Course for Interpreters”.
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September 30, 2015
Lynne Jenkins, Director of Counselling , and Carolina Gana, Counsellor at the Barbra Schlifer Clinic, will be presenting at the Stitching Peace Conference in Gernika, Spain! We would like to give special thanks to Claudia Lopez for her past work establishing the Arpillera Group at the Clinic.
The conference will take place at the Peace Museum, and BSCC’s presentation will be held on October 5th, 2015. Check out the flyer below (in Spanish) for more details.
September 25, 2015
This morning, Amanda Dale, Executive Director of the Barbra Schlifer Clinic, joined Matt Galloway on CBC Metro Morning to talk about violence against women and the murders of three women, Carol Culleton, Anastasia Kuzyk and Nathalie Warmerdam by their abuser in Wilno, Ontario.
Listen to the full segment here.
September 24, 2015
“We often don’t hear about women who face family violence until they’re dead.” – Farrah Khan
Tragically in the past year, six women in Saskatchewan have been murdered, and all are believed to have been killed by an intimate partner. Violence Against Women agencies in Saskatchewan have rallied together to call for a formal review of domestic homicides.
Although Ontario does have a Domestic Violence Death Review Committee (DVDRC), murders committed by family members are not currently included. In an interview on CBC Radio: The Current, Farrah Khan, Barbra Schlifer Clinic Counsellor & Advocate, explains why the current DVDRC urgently needs to expand its mandate to include murders of young women killed by their families: “We need to expand the definition of violence so that when young women come forward…for support from violence against women services, their needs are met…we need a mandate across the board.”
Farrah poses the question, “what happens when a young woman is experiencing extreme violence from their family or indicators that could lead up to murder, yet we don’t have the robust pieces in place to support them?”
Listen To The Full Interview