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Our Team

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Chantal Turcotte

Chairperson -Corporate member

École Lucien-Pagé

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Darren Saunders

Vice-Chairman - Corporate member

Groupe de recherche sur la LSQ et le bilinguisme sourd, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) (Research group on LSQ and deaf bilingualism)

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Caroline Hould

Secretary and Treasurer - Corporate member

Association sportive des Sourds du Québec (ASSQ) (Quebec’s deaf sports association)

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Brigitte Sabourin

Corporate member

Association des personnes vivant avec une surdité de Laval (APVSL) (Laval association for people who are deaf or hard of hearing)

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Julie Lafleur

Individual member

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Julie Laroche

Corporate member

École Gadbois

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Louis Desbiens

Individual member

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Lyne Noiseux

Individual member

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Patrick Beauchamp

Corporate member

Réseau québécois pour l’inclusion sociale des personnes sourdes et malentendantes (ReQIS) (Quebec network for the social inclusion of people who are deaf or hard of hearing)

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Marie-Josée Richard

Corporate member

Association du Québec pour enfants avec problème auditif-Montréal régional (AQEPA) (Quebec association for children living with hearing disabilities-Montreal regional)

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Michel Desjardins

Corporate member

Service régional d’Interprétariat de Lanaudière (SRIL) (Lanaudière regional interpretation service provider)

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Jean-Daniel Grenier

Corporate member

Association du Syndrome de Usher du Québec (Quebec’s Usher Syndrome association) (ASUQ)

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Suzanne Laforest

Executive Director

Suzanne Laforest has a diploma in philanthropic management and more than 15 years of experience in the community-based sector. Since 2017, she has been the Executive Director of SIVET. Accessibility is one of her values, and SIVET’s mission is very important to her. Based on her mandate from the Board of Directors, she plans, organizes, monitors, and coordinates all of SIVET’s activities and ensures that the organization is efficiently managed and well-represented.

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Lynda Paradis

Director, Operations

Lynda Paradis, who was appointed Director of Operations in 2016, joined SIVET more than 20 years ago. During her tenure, she has held multiple positions, enabling her to acquire a diverse skill set and become a versatile executive. She supervises and coordinates the task-allocation team’s work. She is also responsible for managing human-resource functions as they relate to the interpreters.

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Francis Roussel

Director, Call Centres

Prior to joining SIVET in June 2017, Francis Roussel has acquired 15 years of administrative experience with multiple organizations in the deaf community and in public administration. He is a former high-level swimmer and has won a total of 21 medals at the Deaflympics. He is in charge of operations management for VRS. He also supervises the call centres, where he ensures the effective application of work processes.

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Suzanne Villeneuve

Director, Quality and Ethics

In 2008, Suzanne Villeneuve became the first sign-language interpreter certified by OTTIAQ, Quebec’s order of certified translators, terminologists, and interpreters. On September 5, 2017, she was promoted to the position of Director of Quality and Ethics. She provides strategic support and expert advice to ensure that SIVET delivers high-quality services at all times. She also oversees interpreter training, quality assurance, and the complaints process.

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Shanna Sarrazin-Laverdure

Assistant Director

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Isabelle Tremblay

Task Allocator

Isabelle Tremblay joined SIVET in June 2004 and has completed college-level training in Communications and Deaf Studies. In her role as a Task Allocator, Isabelle coordinates interpreter-reservation requests, allocates assignments to interpreters, and helps oversee customer service.

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Marie-Claude Dion

Task Allocator

Marie-Claude Dion joined SIVET in February 2016. She has a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM as well as a college certificate in Communications and Deaf Studies. In her role as a Task Allocator, Marie-Claude coordinates interpreter-reservation requests, allocates assignments to interpreters, and helps oversee customer service.

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François Ste-Marie

Task Allocator

François Ste-Marie joined SIVET in August 2018. In his role as a Task Allocator, François coordinates interpretation requests, allocates assignments to interpreters, and, above all, oversees LSQ-related customer service.

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Sylvaine Normandeau

Coordinator, Financial Information

As one of SIVET’s first-ever employees, Sylvaine Normandeau has been present since the organization was founded and has seen it evolve and grow. As the Coordinator of Financial Information, Sylvaine manages payroll, process invoices and ensures their accuracy, oversees payments, manages accounts, and generates statistical and financial data and information.

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Louis Charron

Accounting Clerk

Louis Charron has a college diploma in Accounting and has been working at SIVET since 2016. His duties include a range of administrative and accounting tasks, which he carries out in compliance with SIVET’s established methods and procedures. He is in charge of orders and provides support to the Coordinator of Financial Information, including monitoring the timesheets submitted by the interpreting staff and preparing, processing, and monitoring invoices.

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Marie-Josée Lambert

Accounting Clerk

Ms. Lambert has been working at SIVET since November 2019. She holds a certificate in general accounting. His duties include a range of administrative and accounting tasks, which she carries out in compliance with SIVET’s established methods and procedures. She is in charge of orders and provides support to the Coordinator of Financial Information, including monitoring the timesheets submitted by the interpreting staff and preparing, processing, and monitoring invoices.

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Lyne Gargano

Advisor, Interpretation Services, and Senior Interpreter

Lyne Gargano has been an interpreter for nearly 30 years and has acquired solid experience in several areas in her field. She is in charge of part of SIVET’s mentorship and professional development activities. She also ensures cohesion among interpreters assigned to conferences and participates in initiatives designed to raise awareness about her profession.

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Lina Ouellet

Advisor, Interpretation Services, and Senior Interpreter

Lina Ouellet has been an interpreter for over 30 years and is well known to the community. She has also been teaching in the interpreter training program at UQAM since 2016. Her vast experience as an interpreter in the school and socio-community environment allows her to mentor our team of interpreters.

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Daphné Bastin

Intermediate Interpreter

Daphné Bastin joined SIVET in May 2017.

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Marc-André Beaulieu

Senior Interpreter

Marc-André Beaulieu has nearly 7 years’ experience in interpretation in schools and the social and community-based sector. He has a college certificate in Communications and Deaf Studies as well as a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM. He has been working at SIVET since 2015.

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Rébecca Bibeau – LSQT

Intermediate Interpreter

Rébecca Bibeau has a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM and has been on the team since 2016.

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Mahée Blais-Bernatchez

Junior Interpreter

Mahée Blais-Bernatchez has been on the teams since July 2019.

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Nancy Boisjoli

Certified Interpreter

Nancy Boisjoli has been with SIVET since 1996 and has been the Team Leader in VRS since the launch of these services. She was also the first French – LSQ-certified legal interpreter in Quebec. Currently, she chairs the employee union.

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Yvan Boucher

Certified Interpreter

Yvan Boucher is a Team Leader and has a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM. He has extensive interpretation experience in various fields, including healthcare, VRS, conferences, associations, and more.

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Chantal Bousquet

Senior Interpreter

Chantal Bousquet began to work as an interpreter at Cégep du Vieux-Montréal in 1986. In 1995, she joined SIVET and, from 2009 onward, has worked in language editing and French-language instruction. She returned to the team of interpreters in 2017.

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Michèle Chabot

Certified Interpreter

Michel Chabot earned a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM and has been working at SIVET since January 2008.

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Simon Charron

Senior Interpreter

Simon Charron earned a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM in 2016 and has been working at SIVET since.

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Farah Chebbab

Junior Interpreter

Farah Chebbab has been on the teams since May 2019.

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Anne-Mary Côté

Junior Interpreter

Anne-Mary Côté has been working at SIVET as an interpreter since January 2018. She is also a graduate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM.

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Nathalie De Roy-Bazinet – LSQT

Senior Interpreter

Nathalie De Roy-Bazinet has worked as an interpreter at SIVET since 2011.

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Michèle Dion – LSQT

Senior Interpreter

Michèle Dion has a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM. Since 2001, she had been working as an interpreter at SIVET on an on-call basis before she became a permanent staff member in September 2016. She has more than 15 years of experience as an LSQ interpreter in schools in oral mode, sign support, and cued speech.

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Anne-Marie Dufour

Intermediate Interpreter

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Yvon Duteau

Certified Interpreter

Yvon Duteau is a team leader and has a certificate in visual interpretation from UQAM. Yvon Duteau has been on the team since 2003.

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Joëlle Fortin

Certified Interpreter

Joëlle Fortin has been employed at SIVET since September 1997. She is the co-founder of Spectacle Interface and has been an instructor in the certificate in Visual Interpretation program at UQAM since 2016.

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Yanick François

Senior Interpreter

Yanick François has been working at SIVET since 1999. Over the years, she has acquired experience in various interpretation settings and situations.

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Karine Gauthier

Intermediate Interpreter

Karine Gauthier graduated of the certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM in April 2019 and received the Best Interpretation Award from her cohort. She joined SIVET in July 2019.

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Brigitte Giguère

Certified Interpreter

Brigitte Giguère has been a passionate practitioner in her field since 2009 and is the CAD-designated trainer in Video Relay Services (VRS).

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Alison Gravelle

Intermediate Interpreter

Alison Gravelle began her career with SIVET in 2017 and has a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM.

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Yvan Hart

Intermediate Interpreter

Professional interpreter, Yvan Hart worked mainly in the field of vocational training before joining SIVET in June 2019.

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Thierry Labonté

Senior Interpreter

Thierry Labonté has many years of experience in interpretation. He is a graduate of the Certificate in Interpretation from UQAM. He became a Senior Interpreter in 2014. He is also a Team Leader for Video Relay Services (VRS).

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Jerry Labrecque

Senior Interpreter

Jerry Labrecque joined SIVET in May 2017.

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Robin Lachapelle – LSQT

Certified Interpreter

Robin Lachapelle is a Team Leader for Video Relay Services (VRS) and he interprets in LSQ as well as in oral and tactile mode.

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Mervann Lacroix-Bergeron - LSQT

Senior Interpreter

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Francine Lapierre

Senior Interpreter

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Magalie Laverdure – LSQT

Intermediate Interpreter

Magalie Laverdure is a certified interpreter with training in tactile interpretation.

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Antoine Lessard

Senior Interpreter

Antoine Lessard has been in close contact with the deaf community since 1981 and has been an interpreter since 1986 in the community-based sector and also mainly in the education sector (from elementary schools to universities). He interprets in LSQ, oral pidgin mode, oral mode, tactile mode, and cued speech. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from UQAM and is currently working toward a Master’s degree in Communications at the University of Ottawa.

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Aline Montpetit

Intermediate Interpreter

Aline Montpetit has been an interpreter for several years, especially in schools. She has been on the team at SIVET since 2013.

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Céline Montpetit

Intermediate Interpreter

Céline Montpetit is currently completing training toward a certificate in Visual Interpretation program at UQAM. She began working in this field in 2008. She joined our team in September 2016.

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Nancy Morin

Intermediate Interpreter

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Annick Morrisson

Intermediate Interpreter

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Stéphanie Proulx

Senior Interpreter

Stéphanie Proulx has been part of the movement since 2019. She has been a French-LSQ interpreter since 2016. She has both a college certificate in Communications (2016) and Deaf Studies as well as a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM (2018). She has been trained in oral mode, oral support-signs, and pidgin.

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Karolane Ratelle

Junior Interpreter

Karolane Ratelle has a college certificate in Communications and Deaf Studies as well as a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM. She joined SIVET in January 2017. Her end-of-study project was awarded a prize.

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Lise Richard

Senior Interpreter

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Marie-France Sabourin

Senior Interpreter

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Joël St-Pierre – LSQT

Intermediate Interpreter

Joël ST-Pierre has been working at SIVET as an interpreter since February 2011.

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Sophie Terroir

Intermediate Interpreter

Sophie Terroir earned a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM in 2018. She joined SIVET in January 2019.

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Suzanne Bélair

Junior Interpreter

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Nathalie Borgia

Senior Interpreter

Nathalie Borgia is a part-time interpreter in Quebec City.

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Stéphanie Cavalière

Junior Interpreter

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Alice Comtois-Hubert

Senior Interpreter

Alice Comtois-Hubert has been working at SIVET since June 2009. With her certificate in Visual Interpretation in hand, she continues to pursue new challenges. She looks forward to working with you!

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Karine Cournoyer

Junior Interpreter

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Julie Couvrette

Junior Interpreter

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Louise David

Senior Interpreter in oral mode

Although Louise David does not have a certificate, Louise David received training in oral mode from Jocelyne Charest and Céline Bergevin in 1988. She has worked as an interpreter in schools and colleges and hopes to work in the translation sector.

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Rosalyne De Roy-Bazinet

Junior Interpreter

Rosalyne De Roy-Bazinet has worked as an interpreter since 2018.

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Nathalie Dion

Junior Interpreter

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Linda Gingras

Senior Interpreter

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Jean-François Isabelle

Intermediate Interpreter

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Simon Labrecque - LSQT

Senior Interpreter

Simon Labrecque has worked as an interpreter since June 2006.

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Yvon Labrecque

Junior Interpreter

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Maude Laflamme

Junior Interpreter

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Maxime Laflamme

Junior Interpreter

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Josianne Laplante

Junior Interpreter

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Stéphanie Luna

Intermediate Interpreter

Stéphanie Luna earned a certificate in Visual Interpretation from UQAM in 2018. She is currently working toward a doctorate in Biomedical Science focusing on ageing in deaf people.

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Zuemy Luna

Junior Interpreter

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Marie-Joëlle Magnan

Junior Interpreter

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Michel Maheu

Senior Interpreter in oral mode

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Sophie Mousseau

Senior Interpreter

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Fal Petit

Senior Interpreter

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Julie Plamondon

Senior Interpreter

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Marie-Lou Rochefort

Intermediate Interpreter

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Christine Rochette

Senior Interpreter in oral mode

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Marc-André Saucier

Junior Interpreter

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Claudia St-Jacques

Junior Interpreter

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Julie Surprenant

Junior Interpreter

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Natacha Thompson

Junior Interpreter

Natacha Thompson has been an interpreter in the adult continuing education sector since autumn 2013 and she joined the team at SIVET in May 2017. She is a graduate of the Visual Interpretation program at UQAM.

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Suzanne Trudeau

Senior Interpreter