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ASL, LSQ, and DI Interpretation Services

Resources

Sign languages used by Deaf individuals are ASL (American Sign Language) and LSQ (Langue des Signes Québécoise). Deaf Interpreters (DI) are skilled at communicating information to Deaf individuals who do not speak ASL or LSQ by using gestures and other communication strategies, and often work with hearing interpreters.

All Languages Limited

Offers limited ASL interpreting services (not all interpreters are certified).

Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC)

The only certifying body for ASL Interpreters in Canada. OASLI is an affiliate chapter of AVLIC and provides an online directory of interpreters for ASL, LSQ and Deaf Interpretation. 

Immigrant Women’s Services Ottawa

Crisis Intervention and counselling services for culturally diverse women who are victims and survivors of violence. Services to enable immigrants and refugees to integrate into Canadian society. Offers ASL interpretation services free of charge for clients who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence or human trafficking. Interpretation available.  Serves clients regardless of immigration status in Canada.

Languages of Life Inc.

A non-profit, charitable interpretation and translation agency that offers ASL interpretation services 24/7.

MCIS Language Service

A social service enterprise that offers ASL interpretation services 24/7.

Ontario Association for Sign Language Interpreters

The professional association of ASL interpreters in Ontario publishes the Directory of Interpreters.

Ontario Interpreting Services (Canadian Hearing Society)

ASL and LSQ interpreting services available on site or through video remote interpreting (VRI). Deaf Interpreters are also available. Interpreters are pre-screened, including a skills test.

Service Régional d’Interprétation Visuelle de l’Outaouais (SRIVO)

Offers ASL, LSQ, tactile interpretation, and French oralist interpretation services to residents of the Outaouais.

Sign Language Interpreting Associates Ottawa Inc.

Offers ASL and DI interpretation services.  All Interpreters AVLIC certified.