Cultural Interpretation Services for Our Communities (CISOC)

Cultural Interpretation Services for Our Communities (CISOC)

May 29, 2013 14:58 ET

Media Advisory: Unsung Community Heroes Celebrate 20 Years of Service to Ottawa's Rich Cultural Fabric

From Mandarin, Vietnamese and Burmese, to Kinyarwanda, Lingala and Tigrigna, Cultural Interpretation Services for Our Communities (CISOC) supports over 60 cultural groups in the region

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 29, 2013) - His Worship Mayor Jim Watson will join CISOC Executive Director Benjamin Chacon and over 100 cultural interpreters and translators in celebrating the contribution CISOC has made to Ottawa's rich cultural fabric at Ottawa City Hall on Wednesday June 5, 2013.

On any given day or night, CISOC interpreters can be found in hospital emergency rooms in the region helping patients and their families overcome language and cultural barriers, working with the Ottawa Police Service, or assisting the Children's Aid Society and a variety of other community organizations. CISOC's interpreters and translators work in over 60 languages and dialects.

CISOC is a true Ottawa success story. As a charitable organization, it took root as a community response to a local need for cultural and language support to an increasing number of newcomers. Over the last 20 years, CISOC has grown to be recognized and sought out by organizations from across Canada and beyond for its best practices, training as well as interpretation and translation expertise.

Who: Benjamin Chacon, CISOC Executive Director; His Worship Mayor Jim Watson; over 100 CISOC Interpreters and Translators; community clients and partners.
What: Celebration event and dinner marking 20 years of service to the Ottawa region
When: Wednesday June 5th, 2013
Awards and Reception - 5:30-6:30pm
Speeches and Dinner - 6:30-8:00pm
Where: Jean Pigott Hall, Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Ave West

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