Translation Committee

The translation committee meets on the second Thursday of each month from 3pm to 4pm. To learn more about the committee or to attend an upcoming meeting, contact Alaa Ghoneim at 819 595-3849 ext.4 or by email.


The mandate of AILIA’s Translation Committee is to promote and increase the competitiveness of the Canadian translation industry nationally and internationally through advocacy, TSP certification and information sharing.


The objectives of AILIA’s Translation Committee are as follows:

  • Promote the interests of the translation industry in Canada
  • Become a forum for translation industry members
  • Raise the visibility of the translation industry
  • Put together initiatives to face translation industry challenges
  • Facilitate networking between the translation industry and other public and private sector partners
  • Become the essential translation industry representative for the public sector


  • Promotion of the Translation Service Provider (TSP) Certification under the Canadian National Standard for Translation Services CGSB 131.10
  • Networking activities
  • Advocacy and public education

    • Advocate for best procurement practices by educating buyers about the quality services offered by Canadian translation companies.
    • Public education campaigns
  • Advice the AILIA Board about specific benefits for AILIA members such as the implementation of errors and omissions insurance for translation companies.

Committee Members

Jocelyne Bourgault CSF Inc.
Steve Beattie, Interim Chair Language Marketplace Inc.
Donald Barabé AILIA Honorary member
Maryse Benhoff BG Communications International Inc.
Johanne Boucher OTTIAQ
François Beaudin Société Gamma
Sultan Ghaznawi YYZ Translations
Andre Jenkins Canacom
Julio Montero Able Translations
Kim Pines in FRENCH only Inc./in SPANISH too! Translations
Ann Rutledge Megalexis
Sharon Steinberg CLS Lexi-tech Ltd.
Tanja Krzman MOSAIC
Veronica Costea MCIS
Lola Bendana Multi-Languages Corporation