The Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC) 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 (ATIA), Saskatchewan (ATIS), Manitoba (ATIM), Ontario (ATIO), New Brunswick (CTINB), Nova Scotia (ATINS), and Nunavut (Nunattinni Katujjiqatigiit Tusaajinut). CTTIC is a member of the International Federation of Translators (FIT), an international grouping of associations of translators, interpreters and terminologists with more than 100 professional affiliated associations and representing over 80,000 translators in 55 countries. The Society has a mutual recognition agreement with the members of CTTIC and Quebec (OTTIAQ) which provides professional, national mobility to its certified members.
Our Vision: STIBC enables British Columbia’s multi-cultural population to flourish unimpeded by language barriers through its valued, internationally recognized translation, interpretation and terminology professionals.
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.
Our Values: STIBC members are valued for their integrity, professional expertise and cultural diversity.
STIBC promotes the interests of translators, interpreters and terminologists in British Columbia and serves the public by providing both a Code of Ethics that members of the Society must observe and a system of certification for translators, interpreters and terminologists. 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 more than 360 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 390 Associate members, as of September 2015.
STIBC is a professional organisation and not a translation agency. Please DO NOT send documents to the S.T.I.B.C. office for translating. You can contact our members directly by searching the online member directory for Certified Members and Associate Members.