Interpretation services are available for newcomers who are not proficient in Canada’s official languages. Many organizations and institutions in Hamilton provide interpretation services for their clients. There are also certified translation services available to help newcomers get documents translated, including legal, immigration or educational documents (usually for a fee).
Supports communication by phone between hearing people and people who are deaf, deafened, or hard of hearing, or people with speech disabilities. Professionally-trained operators act as intermediaries to facilitate the call. Calls are confidential and no record of conversation content is retained.
Provides resources, services, and courses to help blind and visually impaired individuals learn to read braille and improve their literacy skills. Also offers braille transcription services.
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Offers a range of services that support effective communication for the Deaf and hard of hearing community.
Offers a variety of services to assist asylum seekers and people without immigrant protection through the integration and settlement processes in Canadian society.
The Cross Cultural Healthcare Program serves as a bridge between individuals and communities, and health and social services to ensure full access to quality care or services that are culturally and linguistically appropriate.
Services include cultural and interpretation from interpreters specifically trained in health and health related issues.
The Program also engages in training and education and provides information relating to cultural competency and building cultural knowledge for service providing agencies.
Provides Deafblind individuals with accurate information in an appropriate manner to enable them to make choices, plan future actions, communicate successfully, navigate their environment, and achieve as much independence as possible.
Provides spoken-language interpretation services to reduce language barriers between service providers and their clients in the Niagara Region and the City of Hamilton. Interpretation services allow service providers working in a social service setting and their clients to communicate accurately and confidentially with each other through skilled, trained interpreters.
Funded interpretation is available for service providers working with clients who are victims of domestic or sexual violence including those who have been sexually exploited through human trafficking.
Languages available include: Amharic, Albanian, Arabic, Azeri, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Creole, Croatian, Czech, Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Khmer, Kinyarwanda, Korean, Kurdish (Sorani), Lao, Luganda, Mandarin, Malayalam, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Somali, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Tigrigna, Turkish, Ukrainian, Urdu, and Vietnamese. Other languages may be available.
This social enterprise service works with locally licensed and unlicensed translators and interpreters. It matches clients with professionals to assist with appointments and with accessing community resources.