At AZ World, we work to bridge the translation gap and break down communication barriers. Today we are celebrating International Translation Day and honouring the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

We are taking the opportunity to appreciate the work of language professionals all around the world. Translators are not only bilingual, but also bicultural. In the era of globalization, they play an important role in facilitating dialogue, understanding, and cooperation. Their work helps to brings nations together and strengthens world ties.

International Translation Day was created by the UN General Assembly in 2017. They chose September 30 because it is the day of the feast of St. Jerome, the Bible translator, who is seen as the patron saint of translators.

In Canada, today is also the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation and Orange Shirt Day, to honour the children and survivors of residential schools, their families, and communities. Our thoughts are with all those who have been affected by the intergenerational impacts of residential schools.