Helping People and Communities

 

Since 2004 Language Marketplace has been giving back to local and worldwide communities.

In 2017, we go 'Above and Beyond' being generous and helping others!

Do you have a charity or a cause that you would like us to consider sponsoring? Perfect! Send us an email and tell us why it is special and how would our help benefit your cause/charity. Please give us as much information as possible. EACH quarter we will chose one charity and provide financial assistance based upon our fiscal results for the previous quarter.

Last year we provided assistance to members of the Forest Brook Community Church whom for the 5th year in a row took part on a humanitarian mission to Guatemala.

This fall the group is once again going to lend a hand in Guatemala. This year they will continue to build on what is still needed in the school, but in addition they are adding a Medical Mission component to their visit. The group has a goal to vaccinate 500 children that have no access to health care or vaccines. Language Marketplace has committed itself to a monetary donation to aid with the new Medical Mission.

For more information about the Ministries of Forest Brook Community Church, or if you would like to get involved or donate, please visit their website. To donate for this particular cause, let them know you want to donate to the Guatemala Humanitarian Mission.

We will also update this page regularly, so don’t forget to check back here often. Also check our Facebook page as well, where more details will be posted, and of course don’t forget to follow us on Twitter!

January: To kick off our ‘Above and Beyond’ in making 2017 very special, Emilie, one of our Account Managers, has generously donated her monthly bonus from our Peer Star Awards system to Operation Smile. Every month for 2017 our staff has generously decided to donate their monthly winnings to a charity of their choice. This month, the gift will allow Operation Smile to use the funds, in their own words, 'to be put to ‘work immediately to help children with a cleft lip or cleft palate. The impact you will have on a child's life will be felt FOREVER. That's an incredibly powerful and rare thing’.

In February's ‘Above and Beyond’ in making 2017 very special, Hugo, our Translation Department Team Leader, has directed a donation to Mercy Home, an Orphanage in Guatemala. For more information please visit here.

In March's ‘Above and Beyond’ in making 2017 very special, Emilie was the winner once again and this time has directed a donation to CAMH (Center for Addiction and Mental Health), specifically the One Brave Night for Mental Health fundraising campaign.

In April's ‘Above and Beyond’ drive, Emilie was the Peer Star Awards winner once again!  She is on a roll! She directed the charity donation to the Hospital for Sick Children, in Toronto.

In 2016, Language Marketplace provided a monetary donation to a humanitarian group to aid a school building mission in Guatemala on October 21-28, 2016. Highlights of the mission can be seen here.
For more information about the Ministries of Forest Brook Community Church, or if you would like to get involved or donate, please visit their website, http://www.forestbrook.ca/ .


Also in 2016, our President and many of the staff at the Canadian head office ran the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon on October 16, 2016, where they raised funds for ALS. Charles Valliere, an in-house French translator at Language Marketplace had been diagnosed with ALS in 2011. Charles was at the finish line in 2014, but unfortunately this year he was only present in spirit. To learn more about ALS or if you would like to directly donate to ALS Canada, please visit : https://www.als.ca/en/donate

During the 2015 Christmas season, our Canadian head office choose Food for Life as its charity to help families in need with a Christmas dinner. The office donated almost 200 turkeys to this local food charity. These turkeys will provide many families with a Christmas dinner that they may not have otherwise had.

Scotia Bank Waterfront Marathon, 2015. Our President ran once again in support of ALS Canada.
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On September 1, 2015, Language Marketplace sponsored Village Church, from Surrey, BC, for their first Golf Tournament, which was in Benefit of the Dalit Freedom Network. By sponsoring the Village Church Golf Tournament , we supported the building of a school that opens the door to economic and spiritual freedom for an entire generation. Change is immediate when a Good Shepherd School opens in a Dalit Community. The total financial need for the construction of this school is $200,000. We were happy to be a sponsor.

On June 22, 2015, Language Marketplace once again was happy toGolf Charity Support participate and be a hole sponsor in the Swing Fore Hope 2015, annual Golf Tournament, in support of Hope Place Centres. This year the golf tournament took place at the Club at North Halton, in Georgetown, Ontario. Hope Place Center helps people find the support to achieve freedom from addictions. http://www.hopeplacecentres.org/community-based-treatment-centre.

 

On October 19, 2014 our President and CEO ran her first marathon at the Scotia Bank Waterfront Marathon. The funds raised as in previous years went to benefit the ALS Society of Canada. The ALS Society of Canada helps patients and their families with support. It also funds vital research to find a cure for this awful disease. Ema was rewarded at the end of the race with Charles, our French Translators’ presence, whom she ran the race for. Visit us in Facebook for pictures and more updates.

 

In 2013, Language marketplace pledged $5,000.00 as a Gold Sponsor for the 2013 Bombardier Plane Pull for ALS. Our Pull Time was just under 2 minutes, but it was a very tough 2 minutes. For a video have a look on our YouTube page. Please find a "Thank You" letter from the organizers to Language Marketplace Inc.

Our President and CEO also took part on the Scotia Bank Waterfront Marathon, on Sunday October 20, 2013, where she ran a half marathon to raise money for the ALS Society of Canada.

This year we have also decided to add something new - a monthly “Act of Kindness” to help at the very local level! With high unemployment and so many families struggling, we thought that helping one person/family/group a month would make a difference. We have also extended this to encourage all of our staff members to ‘volunteer’ their time outside their work hours. Staff will be paid by Language Marketplace for that time they ‘volunteer’ up to 2 days per month. For January, one of our staff identified a local minister who spends so much time helping others in his community and never asked for anything in return. We collected a few boxes of nonperishable groceries and donated $200.00 in gift cards for this family to purchase fresh food. In the fall of 2013 we also collected School bags (new bags filled with the necessities!) and donated them to a minister who ships them to Guatemala each fall! Here is a Thank You Letter!

We were blessed to serve dinner to community members of Our Place Community of Hope. On the menu was Portuguese BBQ chicken, roasted potatoes, vegetable Portuguese style rice, garden salad and home baked Easter bunny cookies. A team of five Language Marketplace members from head office served the meal and a couple even tried their hand at a friendly game of pool with some residents. It was our pleasure to share our time and offer some good food to these members. "Our Place Community of Hope" promotes belonging, safety, healing and sharing for people with mental illnesses. Please visit their website for more information and consider a donation!.

In 2012, we have once again chosen the ALS Society of Canada as our focus charity. This organization became close to our hearts when one of our in-house French translators was diagnosed with the disease in March 2011. Click below to view a letter from ALS Canada to the employees of Language Marketplace.
Letter to Language Marketplace from ALS Canada. On October 14 2012, Ema Dantas ran in the Toronto Waterfront Marathon in support of ALS raising over $1400.

 

In 2011, we Sponsored the Toronto Marathon in support of ALS Canada.

 

In 2010, we continued in the direction of cancer care!

 

In 2009, Language Marketplace donated to a number of different charities, with a new one making the list, Children's Wish Foundation. This year we decided to ‘Grant a Wish’ to a child. We donated $25.00 for each attendee at our annual Christmas Party. This amounted to a donation of $1,725.00 for the Children’s’ Wish Foundation. Our letter of thanks for all those who attended!


In 2008, Language Marketplace chose CANCER ASSISTANCE SERVICES Halton Hills. To all our clients that used our Translation Services and our Language Interpretation Services between July 1 and September 30, 2008 – THANK YOU!
You helped us raise $12,655.73 for the Cancer Assistance Services Halton Hills. Thank you for trusting Language Marketplace with your translation services needs and for helping raise money for this great organization.

To see a copy of their thank you letter and how your support is appreciated, please click Thank you!

Language Marketplace is also proud to assist Bullying Canada with some English into French translation services. Please visit for more information.

In 2007, Language Marketplace supported the Weekend to End Breast Cancer benefiting Princess Margaret Hospital. Language Marketplace raised over $7K towards this worthy cause. Our staff, including our President and CEO, walked 60 KMs, along with 5520 other walkers. The walk raised 17,300,000 for cancer research!

 

In 2006 Language Marketplace was honored to be able to donate a portion of our Net Sales to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

In 2005, we donated a portion of our Net Sales to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.

In 2004, we donated a portion of our Net Sales to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.


 

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