CTTIC – Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council
CTTIC was founded in 1970 and is the legal successor of the Society of Translators and Interpreters of Canada (STIC), which had been incorporated in 1956. It is now a federation of eleven provincial and territorial bodies, two of which, the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO) and the Ordre des
traducteurs, terminologues et interpr?tes agr??s du Qu?bec (OTTIAQ) (formerly Soci?t? des traducteurs du Qu?bec), are its founding members.
An important part of CTTIC's role is to represent the profession internationally, particularly through affiliation with the International Federation of Translators (FIT), which gives member societies a window on the world.
CTTIC also seeks close co-operation with the translation community in North America, namely the Literary Translators Association of Canada (LTAC), the American Translators Association (ATA) and the Asociaci?n de Traductores Profesionales (ATP) and the Organizaci?n Mexicana de Traductores (OMT) of Mexico.
CTTlC holds periodic conferences to provide language professionals from across Canada with an opportunity to meet and discuss issues of national concern. Member bodies also hold conferences, alone or in cooperation with other organizations or groups interested in languages or communications, on topics of interest to their members.
CTTIC promotes the training of qualified language professionals through its member bodies, which cooperate with provincial and territorial educational institutions offering programs in translation, terminology, interpretation and related areas.
CTTlC represents the interests of its members at the national level in matters such as copyright for translators and relations between the federal Translation Bureau and other government departments.
CTTIC has no individual memberships. Since professional organization is a matter of provincial and territorial jurisdiction, CTTIC admits only provincial and territorial bodies, variously called an association, order, society or corporation. Its total membership consists of the ten member bodies which, in turn,represent their own members.
In this way, CTTIC speaks nationally for about 3,500 language professionals, some 2,500 of whom are certified. Most member bodies publish directories of their members, which are available to the public free of charge or for a small fee, in paper format or on-line.
Members of CTTIC:
Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta (ATIA)
Society of Translators and Interpreters of British Columbia (STIBC)
Association of Translators, terminologists and Interpreters of Manitoba (ATIM)
Corporation of Translators,Terminologists and Interpreters of New Brunswick (CTINB)
Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia (ATINS)
Nunavut Interpreter / Translator Society (NKT)
Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario (ATIO)
Ordre des traducteurs, terminologues et interpr?tes agr??s du Qu?bec (OTTIAQ)
Association of Translators and Interpreters of Saskatchewan (ATIS)
CTTIC - Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council
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