Deaf and Hear Alberta is extremely proud of our team of Interpreters and the level of commitment and professionalism they consistently show in their work. Our screening and selection process has a very high standard and we our Interpreting team is committed to our mission and to ethical, businesslike, and lawful conduct, including proper use of authority and appropriate decorum when acting as our representatives.
Our Interpreters follow the ethical requirements imposed by the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Professional Conduct, as follows:
- Treat all people with respect;
- Communicate with empathy, diplomacy, discretion, and justice;
- Maintain confidentiality of personal information;
- Without discrimination based on age; gender; religion; ethnicity; physical, mental or emotional ability; sexual orientation; financial ability; or any other grounds;
- Without insult, assault, harassment, foul language or gesture.
Our Interpreters are also committed to constantly improve by:
- Engaging in continuous professional development activities (formal or informal);
- Giving and requesting feedback from peers and both the Deaf and hearing communities; and,
- Maintaining the integrity of our programs and services by being Deaf and Hear Alberta ambassadors within the community;