The Language Access Project (LAP) aims to address the growing need for cultural competency and language accessibility from all levels of government and public institutions, by sharing knowledge and creating space to build long-term relationships between community experts and institutional staff. Language in Practice is the first phase of this project, providing tools and advocating for systemic change within public institutions.
The project advisory committee was convened out of the C19 Response Coalition (c19help.ca
), and consists of community leaders and core partner organizations who have been leading translation, interpretation, and public engagement projects with our respective communities. As racialized people, we have first-hand experience in navigating these barriers, whether as intermediaries or as service users.