Volunteer Interpreters & Translators

BACKGROUND

Our Interpreter & Translator Program is made up of community members who volunteer to use their language skills to help Newcomers to Canada communicate when English is a language barrier.  They assist with understanding spoken and/or written communication between Newcomers and our organization, or with other organizations in Moose Jaw.

HOW TO JOIN

We are always happy to add more interpreters/translators to the list, and we provide training to those who join the program.  Interpreters/translators are required to complete a registration application, and submit a clear Criminal Record Check. If you are interested in registering with us, please call 306-693-4677 or email reception@mjmcinc.ca.  

INTERPRETERS/TRANSLATORS LIST

** PLEASE NOTE**  Interpreters/translators are members of the community who have volunteered to have their names added to this list; they are not employees of the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council (MJMC).  Depending on the assistance that you require, some may charge a fee for services and some may not.  Fees charged are at the discretion of the interpreter/translator and can be negotiated between you and them if necessary. If the interpreter/translator is going to charge for their services, you and/or your organization will be responsible for paying the fee.  MJMC will not pay for services unless otherwise arranged with management.  For languages that are not listed here please contact the Moose Jaw Multicultural Council office at (306) 693-4677 or the Newcomer Welcome Centre at (306) 692-6892.

LANGUAGE

INTERPRETER/ TRANSLATOR

PHONE #

INTERPRET

(SPEAKING)

TRANSLATE

(WRITING)

AVAILABILITY

AMHARIC

Yonatan Ghebrehmedhin

306-570-6016

X

 

Fridays & weekends

 ARABIC

Rayan Ali

639-538-2708

X

 

Depends on work

Abdullah Alshakran

306 513-7471

X

 

Weekday evenings, weekends anytime

Nehad Bakhit

306-313-7709

X

 

Weekdays – afternoons and evenings

Yonatan Ghebrehmedhin

306-570-6016

X

 

Fridays and weekends

Neamat Halool

306-690-4472

X

 

Weekdays after 4 pm, weekends

Karal Martin

306-972-2152

X

 

Weekday evenings, weekends

Najma Omar

306-681-3174

X

X

Weekdays – 11 am-5pm

CANTONESE

Lisa Tan

306-681-3567

X

 

Available via phone on weekdays; in-person on weekends

DARI

Hamid Khavari

825-994-4549

X

 

Available via phone – weekdays after 4 pm, weekends

Sulmai Singh

639-538-3706

X

 

Anytime

FRENCH

Mbabazi Amoti

306-513-7508

X

X

Weekends -- anytime

Damien Hakizimana Musekura

581-849-3175

X

 

Weekday afternoons, weekends

Amisi Salumu

306-630-5382

X

X

Weekday afternoons, weekends

HEMA

Mbabazi Amoti

306-513-7508

X

X

Weekends -- anytime

HINDI

Sulmai Singh

639-538-3706

X

 

Anytime

INDONESIAN

Hamid Khavari

825-994-4549

X

 

Available via phone – weekdays after 4 pm, weekends

ITALIAN

Riccardo Pecorari

518-578-0800

X

X

Available via phone – evenings

Gonzalo Perez Rosas

639-382-5572

X

X

After 4:30

KINYABWISHA

Damien Hakizimana Musekura

581-849-3175

X

 

Weekday afternoons, weekends

KINYAMULENGE

Fred Mugema

306-313-8738

X

X

Depends on work

KINYARWANDA

Damien Hakizimana Musekura

581-849-3175

X

 

Weekday afternoons, weekends

Fred Mugema

306-313-8738

X

X

Depends on work

KIRUNDI

Fred Mugema

306-313-8738

X

X

Depends on work

LINGALA

Damien Hakizimana Musekura

581-849-3175

X

 

Weekday afternoons, weekends

Amisi Salumu

306-630-5382

X

X

Weekday afternoons, weekends

MANDARIN

Lisa Tan

306-681-3567

X

 

Available via phone on weekdays; in-person on weekends

MEABON

Karal Martin

306-972-2152

X

 

Weekday evenings, weekends

PASHTO

Sulmai Singh

639-538-3706

X

 

Anytime

PERSIAN

Hamid Khavari

825-994-4549

X

 

Available via phone – weekdays after 4 pm, weekends

Sulmai Singh

639-538-3706

X

 

Anytime

SINHALESE

Aman Ahmed Rizvi

306-513-5162

X

X

Available via phone – depends on school

SPANISH

Oscar Chocano Gamio

639-538-3187

X

X

Depends on work

Gonzalo Perez Rosas

639-382-5572

X

X

After 4:30

Kemper Portocarrero

639-382-0174

X

X

Anytime

SOMALI

Abdikadir Abdi Farah

639-538-2198

X

X

Depends on school

Najma Omar

306-681-3174

X

X

Weekdays – 11 am-5pm

SWAHILI

Mbabazi Amoti

306-513-7508

X

X

Weekends -- anytime

Damien Hakizimana Musekura

581-849-3175

X

 

Weekday afternoons, weekends

Fred Mugema

306-313-8738

X

X

Depends on work

Logo Ngandru

306-630-7801

X

 

Weekdays – anytime

Amisi Salumu

306-630-5382

X

X

Weekday afternoons, weekends

TAMIL

Aman Ahmed Rizvi

306-513-5162

X

X

Available via phone – depends on school

TIGRE

Rayan Ali

639-538-2708

X

 

Depends on work

TIGRINYA

Yonatan Ghebrehmedhin

306-570-6016

X

 

Fridays & weekends

UDUK

Karal Martin

306-972-2152

X

 

Weekday evenings, weekends

URDU

Sidra Kazmi

306-630-5391

X

 

Depends on work

Sulmai Singh

639-538-3706

X

 

Anytime