Needed:Volunteer Translators to Discuss Development & Displacement in Joyce Area

 

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The Joyce Area Residents Association (JARA) is conducting our own research through neighbourhood surveys. Our vibrant community is made up of 73% ESL (or English as an Additional Language) residents and community members. In an effort to model language accessibility for the City of Vancouver, we want to make our outreach and engagement as multi-lingual as possible. We hope that this will encourage them to make future consultation processes more accessible to all language groups.

Can you volunteer to communicate in any of these languages?

  • Mandarin or Cantonese
  • Tagalog
  • Vietnamese
  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
  • Korean
  • Spanish

other languages are also welcome! Help is needed depending on which language groups we encounter while surveying.

We would really appreciate your help to conduct very short surveys (one page, 7-10 minutes) with residents in our area in person or over the phone. This data accumulation will help us advocate for the most vulnerable members of our community when pushing back against major unaffordable development in our neighbourhood.

We would send all materials ahead of time for you to review and provide you with the talking points. Please get in touch if you are happy to help us resist displacement at joyceareaRA@gmail.com . Thanks for sending this along to your multi-lingual friends :).

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