A child of Deaf parents, Brenda Jenkins has been a Partner with SLIAO since its inception in 1997. Brenda received her formal training at Grant McEwen Community College in Edmonton in 1991 and has followed that by pursuit of a Linguistics degree at Carleton University in Ottawa. Brenda is SLIAO’s Director of Business Development and Finance. She is accredited by both Federal and Provincial screenings, with a specialization in interpreting services with the Ministry of the Attorney General.
Brenda sits as a board member with the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC), and was President of our local Ottawa chapter of Sign Language Interpreters of the National Capital (SLINC). She also serves on the board of the Ottawa Deaf Centre Legacy Fund.