Health & Well-being:
- Public Health Canada – Updated daily – get current, accurate information, easy to understand fact sheets and videos (EN/FR) and COVID-19 awareness resources (PDF downloads) available in 26 languages here
- Podcast: The Happiness Lab – a podcast based on research around happiness, with latest episodes dedicated to topics of coronavirus
- Podcast: Choiceology – the episode “Coping Amidst the Pandemic” explores how we can “mitigate the adverse impacts to our mental health and well-being—and maybe even cultivate good new habits that can help us when the crisis is over.”
- List of resources from The Interpreter’s Lab Forum – downloadable PDF
- TED Talks for Tough Times – A variety of TED Talks to help you navigate difficult situations and emotions
- Financial Planning During COVID-19: updated every 24 hours! – How to survive a financial emergency: A step-by-step EMERGENCY money guide if you’ve lost your income or worried that you will
- Financial Empowerment: Free financial literacy programs, workshops, and financial coaching (for newcomers, youth, seniors, and low income families) offered by Family Services of Greater Vancouver
- Medical Services Plan Response to COVID-19 (British Columbia) – Temporary Medical Services Plan (MSP) coverage may be available to assist individuals in B.C. impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Futurepreneur Canada – Resources for Small Business (yes – interpreters working as freelancers can be considered a small business – conditions apply)
- Community Resource Bank – a very comprehensive list of resources during self-isolation, organized into financial, physical and mental health, entertainment, creativity, parents, remote jobs
Growth & Development:
- COVID-19 Glossary: Key terminology related to COVID-19 in several languages (Translators Without Borders)
- Faculty and Community Seminar on Interpreting Studies and Practice – The Faculty and Community Seminar series features guest lectures on a variety of topics of interest to interpreters.
- Free Online Courses to occupy your mind and build your skills – PDF to download with a listing of free, excellent, and relevant online courses for interpreters … and others
Interpreting in the time of COVID-19:
- Interpreting in the face of a pandemic – ATA Interpreters Division
- “Coronavirus Patients Who Don’t Speak English Could End Up ‘Unable to Communicate in Their Last Moments of Life’” – TIME, April 13th
Planning for the Future
We are pretty sure that many of you might be thinking about how to”future-proof” yourself so that when the next emergency hits (it doesn’t have to be a pandemic), you will have other options available. One such option is to work as a remote interpreter – which involves much more than just picking up your phone or signing in online.
That’s right… it’s time to take the plunge
- Online Training by Seven Sisters Training and String & Can Multilingual on how to get yourself set up as a remote interpreter
The Interpreter’s Lab is providing payment plans for new and returning students registering in any new courses.
If you are interested in payment plan options, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org