National Standard Guide for the Practice of Community Interpreters in Canada

Healthcare Interpretation Network
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The first of its kind in Canada, this guide is designed to provide a framework on which to build the standards and competencies of spoken language interpreters who work in the social service, legal and health care sectors. This guide can be adopted for assessment, training, hiring, and performance monitoring. The document encompasses definitions of interpreting terminology, human resources requirements, responsibilities of interpreting parties - clients, interpreting service providers and interpreters, professional standards of practice, core ethical principles and other practical aspects.


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