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Ottawa Language Access

Ottawa Language Access




Monday to Friday

Contact Details

& Service Area

For who:

Health Care Providers

Service Area:

Ottawa-wide, SWCHC Service Area

SWCHC Service Area

SWCHC Service Area


219 Argyle Ave, Lower Level

For more information:

Call 613-288-2OLA (2652), ext. 2 or email:

Languages Offered:

About this Program

Are you a health care provider who wants to learn about how you can access interpretation services in Ottawa? We can help!

Ottawa Language Access (OLA) social enterprise offers support to health care organizations and providers who are looking to provide linguistic support to their clients. Language can be the biggest barrier to accessing health care services. Language barriers can also lead to safety and compliance issues in a health care setting. We are committed to provide professional interpretation support to ensure that individuals can communicate with their health care providers in their language of choice.

OLA offers language interpretation support to registered individuals or health care organizations on request. To qualify, individuals or entities must:

  • provides services to immigrants and refugees

  • not currently have access to interpretation-services and/or have limited budget for interpretation service and/or be looking for alternate interpretation options

Our priority areas are:

  • chronic disease management

  • mental health and addictions

  • care of the elderly

  • family health

If you are interested in becoming an interpreter, learn more here