Programs and Services

Interpreter and Intervenor Services

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The Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) provides funding to non-profit agencies for interpreter and intervenor services for people who are deaf, hard-of-hearing, or deaf-blind. Interpreter and intervenor services help individuals to live as independently as possible in the community.

Services Provided:

Interpreters provide a language and cultural bridge between a deaf person and a hearing person and make it possible for deaf and "hard of hearing" people to use essential services, such as legal, health, and social services to the fullest extent possible.

Intervenors make it possible for deaf-blind people to participate in community activities by helping them gain access to information through a variety of communication methods.

Who Provides the Services?

MCSS provides funding to non-profit agencies under contract with the ministry, which include the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), the Canadian Deaf-Blind Association (CDBA) and Deaf Blind Ontario Services

For more information:

Phone: 1-888-789-4199 (Toll-free), 416-325-5666 (Local), 1-800-387-5559 (TTY)

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Disclaimer: The MS Society is an independent, voluntary health agency and does not approve, endorse or recommend any specific product or therapy but provides information to assist individuals in making their own decisions. For specific information and advice, please consult your personal physician. Read our full privacy policy.

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