Helping People and Communities
Every year Language Marketplace has chosen a charity to support. We have provided the charity with a percentage of our net revenue of one of our fiscal quarters.
However, in 2017, we want to go 'Above and Beyond'.
Language Marketplace wants 2017 to be a year in which 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.
We will also update this page, 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’.
Guatemala is the most populous nation in Central America, it is well known for its ancient Mayan ruins, beautiful lush rainforests and majestic volcanoes. Despite the nation being quite stable for many years now, Guatemala’s history of military corruption and civil war have created a country where over 50% of the people are living below the poverty line and within this poverty stricken country those that are most vulnerable are the children. In Guatemala City alone there are almost 400,000 children currently at significant risk of violence, corruption, abuse and malnutrition. It is well know that a good education is one of the strongest methods to help people pull themselves out of poverty and to stop the cycle. However, currently less than 20% of all children ever complete the sixth grade and for the children of Guatemala City many of them will never see the inside of a classroom, let alone get to grade 6, and most of their teaching will be found on the violent streets of the inner cities.
For the 5th year in a row, various members of the Forest Brook Community Church will take part of a humanitarian mission to Guatemala. Their mission will be focused on rebuilding a school within Guatemala City that was destroyed by mudslides, providing a much-needed safe learning environment. The total cost of the project is around $100,000.00, to rebuild the class rooms, washrooms, to landscape the school grounds and build security walls around the property of the school. Members of the Church pay for their own expenses for the mission, and will work really hard to accomplish something amazing and rewarding. In addition they will also be working with the community doing outreach, helping provide food and clothing to those most in need.
Language Marketplace is honored to have the opportunity to provide them with support in terms of a monetary donation to aid this group to Guatemala, October 21-28, 2016.
Please see the video!
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.
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, please visit.
We had several exciting initiates underway, one of which was the sponsorship of Hope Place via the Swing for Life Golf Tournament and two ALS sponsorships!
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 191 turkeys to a local food charity called Food for Life. 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.
On October 19, our President and CEO ran her first marathon at the Scotiabank 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. See the video of our corporate team pulling the jet!
For one of our quarterly charity events we brought and served dinner at Our Place Community of Hope in Toronto. Everyone really enjoyed the portuguese food we served to all! See a letter here.
Language Marketplace has for the second year specified the ALS Society as our focus charity. This organization became close to our hearts when one of our in-house lead translators was diagnosed with the disease in March 2011. Click below to view a letter from ALS to the employees of Language Marketplace. Letter to Language Marketplace from ALS. On October 14, our Business Manager, Ema Dantas, participated in the Toronto Waterfront Half Marathon and raised $1500 in support of ALS.
We decided to sponsor the ALS Society, as one of our Translators was diagnosed in early 2011. We were a major ALS Sponsor during the 2011 Scotia Marathon!
We continued with cancer care in our focus charities. Contributions were distributed among six charities!
Language Marketplace donated to a number of different Charities in 2009, 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 Team Christmas Party. This amounted to a donation of $1,725.00 for the Children’s’ Wish Foundation.
Language Marketplace picked CANCER ASSISTANCE SERVICES. We raised $12,655.73 for Cancer Assistance Services. Thank you for trusting Language Marketplace with your translation services needs and for helping us raise money for this great organization. See our letter here.
Language Marketplace was proud to have supported Free the Children. Language Marketplace, as a leader in Translation Services provider, was proud to have participated in the The Weekend to End Breast Cancer, on September 8 and 9, 2007. We were honored to have walked with many other 'leaders' whom are working hard to raise money to help beat this deadly disease. Some whom do the walk every year. The really difficult 2 day walk benefits the Princess Margaret Hospital and the Campbell Family Institute in important Breast Cancer research, education, services and care. See our letter here.
Language Marketplace was honored to be able to donate a portion of our Net Sales to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.
We supported a number of families in Kenya via donations of Well Kits to herd animals.
We donated a portion of our Net Sales to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.