FIRST AREA OF ACTION – GROWTH
Increase our membership through outreach to various target groups
The Order’s messages will aim in part to inform the next generation of language professionals (graduates of recognized university programs, immigrant professionals, non-member practitioners) of OTTIAQ’s efficient, improved admissions process.
The Order’s communications and service offering will be adapted to the expectations of members of generations Y and C to encourage their interest and engagement in the language professions and the Order.
Putting effort and resources into recruiting new members will ensure the Order’s long-term viability.
To further increase its membership, the Order will also work to retain members who are retired or are approaching retirement.
If the Order’s request to reserve professional translation activities is received positively between now and 2020, the Order will use the reservation of these activities to spread awareness of the value of certified translators and place OTTIAQ’s members in a strategic position relative to other professionals, competitors and pricing-related issues.
SECOND AREA OF ACTION – SOCIAL FOOTPRINT
Strengthen our public presence, particularly as a key reference in the language industry
To raise the Order’s visibility as set out in its mission statement, the Order will continue the projects that it began as part of the last strategic plan to bring visibility to the Order and our professionals on the local, national and world stages. The Order will take advantage of every available opportunity to place itself in the public eye.
Distributing relevant and quality information is the most effective way for the Order to bolster its credibility, increase the recognition of its members and build awareness of the language professions to ensure protection of the public.
As part of its efforts, the Order will highlight the role of terminologists in the development of specialized languages and the role of interpreters in opening up to the world and supporting integration into Quebec society.
THIRD AREA OF ACTION – PROFESSIONAL GUIDANCE
Update guidance mechanisms to reflect changes in our professions and the professional system
The Order will continue to consider mandatory continuing education and the implementation of a more proactive professional inspection program.
It will examine investments in the human, technological and financial resources that could allow the Order to implement transparent measures for handling complaints and monitoring offenders.
These investments will also support activities related to raising the Order’s visibility, recruiting new members and, if applicable, reserving professional activities.
Meeting the regulatory expectations of the Office des professions is a way for the Order to assure the Office and other professional orders of its growing ability to protect the public by distributing information on the activities reserved for certified translators as well as by providing effective guidance for its interpreters and leadership for its terminologists.