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The Herstory

Susi Bolender, formerly of Preferred Interpreters, has spent the last 15+ years cultivating relationships in the community.  In 2020, after careful consideration of trends in the community, and significant global changes, Susi decided to evaluate how services are provided and how established providers were connecting with clients in an effort to reduce duplication and become more efficient. 


The new vision is Sign Referral Services Inc.  We work with a small pool of skilled professionals to provide interpreting services, consultation, training and workshops for select clients.

Our Sign Language Interpreter Associates are all registered professional members with WAVLI.



Susi Bolender, MC

Susi Bolender, has a Masters of Clincial Counselling Degree, is a Certified and Registered Sign Language Interpreter (COI, RSLI) and Registered Clinical Counsellor with professional designation in British Columbia and Canada wide with CCPA (RCC, CCC). I have worked as a consultant on a variety of projects and can support, or provide referral resources for your projects.  Please follow this link to view my LinkedIn profile or contact me at for more information and rates.

Professional services include:

To book online


Community Interpreting

By Request

We have limited provincial funding to cover costs of providing interpreters for private events in British Columbia.  Due to the limited nature of this funding, appointments are limited to a 2-hour maxium.  Follow this link to watch the video explaining this funding and to make your request.

For fee-for-service requests, you need to be registered as a client, please follow the link above "Apply to Join".  You can contact us for a quote or get additional information at


Mental Health Interpreting

Having 20 years experience in human services I combined my training and experience to develop an online course for Mental Health Interpreters.   Completion of this course prepares interpreters to specialize in mental health work and adds them to the Registry of Mental Health Interpreters in Canada.  

***RID CEUs are available with my approved CMP sponsor Angela Funke.***

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