MAVLI is not a referral service; we do not coordinate interpreting services.
Please see below for a list of agencies that provide live, in-person interpreting services as well as video relay interpreting services (telephone calls).
Interpreting Service Agencies
Note: these are Manitoba and/or Canada based services. Service in rural areas may vary. Please contact the agencies below to determine if interpreting services can be provided in your area.
Canada Video Relay Service
Deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired Canadians use Canada VRS to access and make telephone calls using Internet and cell-phone based technologies. VRS callers are connected with a sign language interpreter who provides real time interpretation for telephone calls.
E-quality Communication Centre of Excellence
ECCOE provides professional interpreter and intervenor services.
Emergency/After Hours (4:00 PM - 8:30AM)
Sorenson Community Interpreting Services
Sorenson Community Interpreting Services (SCIS) specializes in facilitating communication between Deaf and hearing individuals by providing on-site, in-person sign language interpreting services to businesses, medical practices, schools, or other organizations that employ or serve members of the Deaf community. Whether it's for a medical appointment, a legal consultation, a training seminar, a performance review, or any other situation, SCIS has a sign language interpreter to match each job.
Educational Interpreting Consultant
The Educational Interpreting Consultant (EIC) models appropriate ASL and interpreting for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing across Manitoba. The EIC diagnoses the interpreting abilities and ASL skills of school support staff (signers and interpreters), provides training and mentorship. The EIC provides professional development opportunities and information sessions for school team members, students and parents with regard to ASL, Deaf culture, interpreting in educational settings, the role of the interpreter and issues related to hiring interpreters. The EIC participates in the IEP process for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students.
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