Our Mission: The mission of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia is to promote the interests of translators and interpreters and to serve the public by applying a Code of Ethics that all members are bound to comply with and by setting and maintaining high professional standards through education and certification.
The Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (S.T.I.B.C.) was incorporated in 1981. It is a non-profit professional association and an affiliate of the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC), the umbrella organization for the associations of translators and interpreters in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Yukon and Nunavut. CTTIC is a member of the FIT (Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs).
Most of the above organizations have websites, and you can access them via our Links page.
The goals of the S.T.I.B.C. are to promote the interests of translators and interpreters in British Columbia and to serve the public by providing both a Code of Ethics that members of the S.T.I.B.C. agree to observe and a system of certification for translators and interpreters. Our Certified professionals benefit from occupational title protection in British Columbia.
The Society is governed by an elected Board of Directors.
The Society's membership consists of its Founding Members and approximately 300 Certified translators and interpreters, certified in over 80 language combinations (for example, translators: 60 unique combinations; court interpreters: 18; conference interpreters: 4), and close to 300 Associate members, as of June 2012.
S.T.I.B.C. is not a translation agency. Please DO NOT send documents to the S.T.I.B.C. office for translating. Please contact our members directly - refer to the information page about the online member directory for Certified Members and Associate Members.