March 13, 2019

Face-to-Face Interpretation

Remote Interpretation

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The Case for

Language Support in Canada

Access Alliance Language Services

Access Alliance Language Services (AALS) is a social enterprise of Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services, a non-profit charitable organization whose mission is to improve health outcomes for the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, and their communities. Since 1990, AALS has delivered high quality language access services to Access Alliance and a diverse range of public sector organizations. Our interpreters are required to have successfully completed a recognized training program in the core competencies of community interpretation and a course in medical terminology, as well having passed an interpreting language skills assessment test (ILSAT or CILISAT) – the two tests recognized provincially as the standardized test for community interpreting – for all their working language pairs.

Any proceeds from AALS are invested back into initiatives and programs aimed at improving quality service delivery for the vulnerable groups that we serve.

American Sign Language Interpretation now available. Email us for more information.

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We are recruiting freelance professional interpreters.  Click here for more information.

The Canadian case for interpretation in healthcare

“<id=”LSC”>Canada prides itself on its diverse, multicultural population. But some newcomers who don’t speak English or French may have serious difficulty communicating with their doctor.  An editorial published earlier today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal says the health care system needs to do better.” – CBC Radio, October 16

Advancing Health Equity through Language Interpretation Services

“As linguistic diversity in Ontario grows, interventions that support language accessibility, like language interpretation services, are promising ways forward of advancing equity in health care for all of Ontario’s linguistically diverse communities.”

Laher, N. and A. Sultana, “Advancing Health Equity through Language Interpretation Services”, Wellesley Institute, August 2, 2017.  Click here to read article.