The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia is a member of the Canadian Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters Council (CTTIC), which is a member of the International Federation of Translators (FIT – Fédération internationale des traducteurs).


The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia (ATINS) attests the competence of its certified members and informs the public of the availability of its members' services. It provides its members with opportunities for mutual support and professional development, and speaks on their behalf in local, provincial and national fora.


To be the provincially recognized professional association for translators, interpreters, and terminologists to which practicing professionals want to belong.

Code of Ethics (English)  (French)

Bylaws (English)  (French)

Complaint Process (English)   (French)

FAQ's (English) (French)

Board of Directors

ATINS is governed by a Board of Directors elected for a two-year term at the Annual General Meeting that is usually held in late April or early May. Each year half the Board is retired, and other members are elected for a two-year term. Several special committees are created which concern themselves with various activities relevant to the professional life of the members. Members are encouraged to work on these committees, and thus contribute to the development and recognition of their profession.


President: Bassima Jurdak-O'Brien (First term, first year)

Treasurer: Isabelle Pédot (First term, first year)

VP of Professional Affairs: Claudine Belhomme (First term, first year)

Director: Sylvain Filion

Director: Christina Chui

Director: Catharine Lailson

Director: Roshanak Nazari

Director: Natalia Cuadra Dumke


Patrick Yancey, President

Bassima Jurdak O’Brien

Bruce Knowlden

Sylvain Filion

Hélène Lemay