• Professional Liability Insurance

    This announcement has been recently updated. This offer is now available to any AVLIC member regardless of where they live.

    During the 2013 calendar-year, AVLIC members were able to take advantage of Professional Liability Insurance under a group rate plan. Unfortunately, not enough members were interested in the coverage and AVLIC was unable to meet the...

  • Update on the Review of the AVLIC Dispute Resolution Process

    In addition to this announcement, details on the AVLIC Dispute Resolution Process (DRP) can be found at

    December 2013 - Update from AVLIC President Christie Reaume on the Dispute Resolution Process Review:...
  • Associations' Responses to Interpreter at Mandela Memorial

    In response to the 'interpreter' at the memorial service for the late South African President Nelson Mandela on December 10, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa, there have been world-wide comments made. Some of the public News Releases by associations and organizations are summarized below.

    The list is not exhaustive and will be...

  • News Release

    For Immediate Release

    December 12, 2013

    AVLIC urges the South African Government to Apologize for Recent Access Failure at Mandela Memorial.

    Squamish, BC (December 12, 2013) - The Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) fully supports the Deaf individuals around the world, the World Association of Sign Language Interpreters (WASLI) and the World...

  • originally posted October 30, 2013, updated November 15, 2013

    Last Chance to Respond to the CRTC About VRS in Canada (NOC 2013-155)

    The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunication Commission (CRTC) hearing for "Issues related to the feasibility of establishing a Video Relay Services (VRS)" took place October 21 − 25, 2013, in Gatineau, Québec. With the hearing concluded...