“The right words make a world of difference.”

Interpreter Services Toronto (IST) is committed to interpretation and translation of the highest quality, because we know it changes lives.

With a roster of 300 interpreters and over 200 languages, BSCC provides exceptional, professional interpretation and translation services to health, legal, business, government and other organizations in the GTA 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. In addition, BSCC is now able to offer Remote Interpretation as part of the RIO Network.

BSCC has been supplying interpreter services since 1987 when it attained its now long-standing contract with the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. BSCC interpreters are accustomed to high-pressure environments. They are trained to work with people who are experiencing highly frustrating and stressful situations. BSCC has recently undergone a service expansion.

BSCC provides the longest-standing interpreter training program in Toronto. Our intensive training process equips immigrant and refugee women with the skill, certification, confidence and independence to become professional Language Interpreters and vital members of the community. Thanks to BSCC’s 25 years of experience in supporting and defending women under threat of violence, our interpreters come braced with an acute appreciation of cultural sensitivities. We offer the most extensive interpreter training outside of the college system. As a consequence, our services are well-known and respected.

In 2009, Barbra Schlifer Clinic’s Interpreter Services  Department launched a Social Purpose Enterprise: Interpreter Services Toronto,  allowing us to provide service to translation and interpretation services to the broader market.

As a social purpose enterprise we focus on two bottom lines – business performance and social outcomes. We provide cost-effective, high-quality professional services which fully meet the needs of clients while creating an enriching, respectful environment for all community members. This includes building the capacity of local communities through meaningful employment, fair wages and good working conditions for interpreters.