Training of Interpreters (12 hours)

Nova Scotia Interpreting Services is offering on-site training in Health Interpretation for groups of up to 15 people. This day-and-a half (12 hours) training can be offered in English or French and covers the following topics:

  • Culture
  • Cultural Interpreting
  • Ethics and Liabilities
  • Interpretation Process
  • Professional Profile of Interpreter/Translator
  • Interpreting in Health Care Settings
  • Interpreter Professional Development
  • Human Anatomy, Physiology and Common Diseases

Instruction includes exercises, self training and a final quiz.

Past participants include persons from Mi’kmaq, Acadian and international cultures who have responded enthusiastically to this practical expression of making diversity work in their communities.

Course components and length can be modified to suit your needs.

For more information or to book a workshop, please contact our office.

This course was successfully delivered to hospital staff and volunteers with Cape Breton District Health Authority in March 2009 and Pictou County Health Authority in June 2009. For references, please contact:


Cape Breton District Health Authority:

Melissa Lee-Ross

Community Health Coordinator (Rural)

Cape Breton District Health Authority

Phone: 902-578-8017

Fax: 902-794-3355

Email: [email protected]


Jackie Warren

Spirituality, Diversity and Belonging Committee Liaison

[email protected]


Rev. Sandra Morrison

Committee co-chair

[email protected]



Pictou County Health Authority:

Jennifer McCarron, MSW, RSW

Primary Health Care Manager, PCHA

[email protected]

Tel: (902) 752-7600 ext. 3339

Cell:(902) 759-3947

Fax: (902) 752- 0444