The Language Interpreter Services (LIS) program supports the delivery of interpreter services to enable service providers across Ontario to communicate with their clients who have limited English or French language skills, or are Deaf, oral deaf, deafened or hard of hearing, and who are victims of domestic violence, sexual violence or human trafficking.
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About 7,000 clients who experience domestic violence, sexual violence or human trafficking will receive interpretation services each year to help them get social, healthcare and legal services.
All service providers who work with victims of domestic violence, sexual violence or human trafficking are eligible to access language interpreters on behalf of their clients.
Eligible service providers include social, healthcare and legal services, sexual assault centres and the Domestic Violence Court Program. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year in over 70 languages. Service providers can request these services by contacting an agency that delivers the program in communities across Ontario. A list of these agencies is here.
The Language Interpreter Services program is funded by the Ontario Women's Directorate, and administered by the Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration.