Manitoba – Interpreter Services

…ealth region. Tel: (204) 926-7000 Fax: (204) 926-7007 WRHA Language Access Interpreter Services (LAIS): Provides qualified, trained interpreter services 24/7/365, either in-person, by telephone or via Manitoba Telehealth for non-Indigenous, spoken languages. These evidence-informed services are critical to reducing barriers between service providers and patients/clients who do not share a common language. They enhance the WRHA’s commitment to prov…

Quebec – Interpreter Services

…ary clinician or case manager who requests the consultation. Interregional Interpreters Bank People who do not have sufficient command of English or French to interact with health workers in Quebec should contact their CSSS to obtain the services of an interpreter. The CSSS decides wether the request is admissible, and if the decision is positive covers all the costs related to interpreting services. Tel: (514) 597-3284 Fax: (514) 286-6535 Request…

New Brunswick – Interpreter Services

…The following organization provides access to interpreters and culture brokers in New-Brunswick: New Brunswick Community Interpeter Project The New Brunswick Community Interpreter Project is a grant-funded, non-profit program that trains English-Spanish bilingual Rutgers students in the skills of medical interpreting for service in local clinics and hospitals….

Saskatchewan – Interpreter Services

…The following organizations provide access to interpreters and culture brokers in Saskatchewan: Saskatoon Open Door Society Interpretation and translation in more than 35 languages. The Regina Open Door Society RODS provides interpretation and written translation services upon request. Click here to download a list of Organizations serving culturally diverse populations in Saskatchewan…

International Policy

…olicy determinants and current issues in the Australian context healthcare interpreter policy Australia This document makes the point that, for a healthcare interpreter policy to be effective, the perspectives and contexts of all stakeholders must be taken into consideration, that is to say, the patient, provider and, interpreter. It also suggests that in order for the policy’s implementation to be successful, operational changes in the orga…

Nova Scotia – Interpreter Services

The following organization provides access to interpreters and culture brokers in Nova Scotia: Nova Scotia Interpreting Services (Halifax) Nova Scotia Interpreting Services (NSIS) is a non-profit organization based in Halifax, Nova Scotia.They offer in-person and telephone interpreting services to hospitals, government departments and other organizations serving the public. 5687 West St. Suite 260, Halifax, NS B3K 1H6 Tel: 902-425-5532 Fax: (902…

Alberta – Interpreter Services

The following organizations provide access to interpreters and culture brokers in Alberta: Interpretation and Translation Services (Calgary) The Language Bank is committed to facilitating equal access of community services and programs for immigrants and refugees through the provision of high quality translation and interpretation services. We provide document translation in over 50 languages at affordable costs. Interpretation services are provi…

Interpreters & Culture Brokers

…d current issues in the Australian context This article reviews healthcare interpreter policy covering both the written and the unwritten actions that affect interpreter services, their structure, funding and service provision arrangements. A model of interpreter service policy is proposed which identifies the interactive policy determinants: interpreter provider factors, non-English speaking (NES) patient factors, managerial factors, health syste…