Translation and Interpretation Program (TIP)

What is TIP?

Translation and Interpretation Program (TIP) at Regina Open Door Society (RODS) is a voluntary based program which acquires volunteer interpreters to provide services, which break language barriers for immigrant and refugee newcomers. TIP is committed to meeting the needs of newcomers by offering programs and services that enable different language speakers to achieve their goals and participate fully in the larger community.

About Volunteer Interpreters!

Interpreters are all registered with TIP at RODS as volunteer interpreters, who have gone through police verification, customized TIP training and completed application forms. Volunteers must be accepting of diversity, as well as, respect others choices and opinions, to be accepted into the program.

Please note: A volunteer is not a certified professional, rather they are volunteers who have completed RODS Volunteer Interpreter Training Program.         

I Need Documents Translated and/or Notarized, Where Do I Go?

As of June 2016, TIP no longer offers translation services. Below is a list of translation and/or notarization agencies which may offer you translation and/or notarization services. Please note, Regina Open Door Society Inc. (RODS) is not affiliated with the following organizations. For more information on the bellow organizations, please contact agency directly.

If you would like your agency to be added to the list, please contact TIP coordinator at  

I Need An Interpreter!
Are you an Agency? Yes!
  • If you are needing an interpreter for a client at your agency, please fill out the Interpreter Request Form and follow instructions as provided. Please read guidelines carefully.
 Are you a RODS client? Yes!
  • If you are a RODS client, please follow up with your caseworker. Services offered by RODS might be free of service if you are a RODS registered client.
  • If you are accessing services outside of RODS and require an interpreter, you may have to pay for an interpreter. Please follow up with your caseworker to verify. 

Please Note: Interpreters only provide verbal interpretation services.


What Languages Are Available?

RODS is an organization that exemplifies diversity and the multicultural beliefs. As such, TIP offers languages services in numerous languages, to meet the needs of clients. Currently, TIP has over one-hundred volunteer interpreters in the following languages:

  • Amharic
  • Arabic
  • Azari
  • Bengali
  • Bhutanese
  • Burmese
  • Chinese (Cantonese & Mandarin dialects)
  • Dari
  • Farsi
  • French
  • German
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Kirundi
  • Karen
  • Kinyarwanda
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Lingala
  • Nepali
  • Pashto
  • Russian
  • Somali
  • Swahili
  • Tigrigna
  • Turkish
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu


Please note: Interpreters may not always be available, as they are volunteers who may also have other priorities (work, family, etc.). As such, TIP is always seeking new interpreters.

How to Contact TIP?

Interested in being an interpreter? YES!  Please visit the volunteer TIP Page for information on how to register. 

If you have any questions regarding TIP please contact TIP Coordinator Déborah Chevalier at :

 Translations and Interpretation Program

Regina Open Door Society

4th Floor, 2220 12th Avenue

Regina, SK  S4P 0M8

Tel: 306-352-3500 (RODS) ask for TIP

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