ENWIN and The MCC Create Inclusive Safety Messages

December 14, 2021

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ABOVE: Samples of translated safety messages in Chinese and Italian.

Windsor, ON: Another great partnership is underway between ENWIN Utilities Ltd. (ENWIN) and the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County (The MCC). This year, ENWIN and The MCC have partnered to translate important electrical safety messages into 10 different languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Polish, Punjabi, Serbian, Spanish and Urdu.

“Ensuring equitable access to information is an essential component of building a welcoming community,” said Kathleen Thomas, Executive Director of the Multicultural Council. “That includes presenting community safety information in clear, familiar and understandable language. In this case, we are proud to partner with ENWIN Utilities to ensure everyone in our community has access to important electrical safety information. We applaud ENWIN for this initiative and thank them for giving us the opportunity to provide translations.” 

These messages are reminders about how to deal safely with electrical infrastructure, such as overhead electrical and transformer boxes. They also give customers information about resources they can call for help in the unsafe situations. 

“Windsor is a wonderfully diverse city, and it is important to have inclusive safety messages that can be easily understood by a broad audience,” noted ENWIN’s Communications Manager Barbara Peirce Marshall. “The translations provided by the MCC will allow many different people to fully grasp the ideas. It is a great project to help keep our customers safe.” 

The newly translated safety messages are available on ENWIN’s website, the MCC website, and will also be broadcast via Twitter by both partner organizations. In addition, MCC will be posting these messages on their Facebook and Instagram pages (@MulticulturalCl). Customers are encouraged to download them, to help spread the word about electrical safety.

“We are so pleased to be working with the MCC, again,” commented Peirce Marshall. “The work they do for Windsor’s diverse community is wonderful, and we are glad to be part of it.”