What is Mayagwe?

Experience tells us that there are two growing challenges in providing all types of services where language may be a barrier:

  • Service providers have no way of accessing trained interpreters in their local areas, efficiently or in a timely manner.
  • Trained interpreters looking for employment opportunities have no efficient way of knowing what job opportunities are available.

Mayagwe is the made-in-Canada solution dedicated to bridging these gaps. It is a mobile device application that allows public-serving agencies and others to directly access a database of professional language interpreters in their area – 24/7, 365 days a year – who can provide face-to-face interpretation services, either immediately or at a scheduled date/time.

Benefits for Participating Interpreters

  • Provides fairness and equal access to job opportunities.
  • Provides employment opportunities with maximum flexibility for participation.
  • Provides business experience as independent business operators.
  • Provides connection and understanding of social serving agencies, reducing any stigma which may exist about the roles of these agencies.
  • Eliminating favouritism or cronyism in offering employment opportunities to a selected few.
  • Recognizes interpretation as a professional service.
  • Quick direct payment for service.

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Benefits for Client Agencies

  • Direct access to trained interpreters.
  • Maximum flexibility in scheduling, from immediate requests to long-term scheduling.
  • Ability to set criteria for interpreters unique to each organization.
  • Ability to customize interpreter requests.
  • Assurance of accreditation standards.
  • Cost-effectiveness by only paying for services provided.
  • Providing connection to people in the communities they serve.
  • Reducing risk of miscommunication and improper service.
  • Demonstrating commitment to inclusiveness.

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