The right words make a world of difference.

Interpreter Services Toronto (IST) is committed to interpretation and translation of the highest quality, because we know it changes lives.

With a roster of 300 interpreters and over 200 languages, IST provides exceptional, professional interpretation and translation services to health, legal, business, government and other organizations in the GTA 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.  IST now offers Immediate Over-the-phone Interpretation as a member of the R.I.O. Network.

IST provides the longest-standing interpreter training program in Toronto. Our intensive training process equips immigrant and refugee women with the skill, certification, confidence and independence to become professional Language Interpreters and vital members of the community. We offer the most extensive interpreter training outside of the college system. As a consequence, our services are well-known and respected.

IST is a social purpose enterprise, and therefore we focus on two bottom lines – business performance and social outcomes. We provide cost-effective, high-quality professional services which fully meet the needs of clients while creating an enriching, respectful environment for all community members. This includes building the capacity of local communities through meaningful employment, fair wages and good working conditions for interpreters.