General Announcements

CRTC NOC-188-1, Notice of Consultation.


In late June, AVLIC requested feedback from members regarding the proposal submitted by the interim board for the composition of the permanent Canadian VRS Board of Directors. To view the proposal and other related documents, please click here.


In July, AVLIC hosted a Special Interest Group (SIG) on VRS at the AVLIC conference and we have received comments from various stakeholders. Two points were made clear to us from the SIG and subsequent conversations.


The proposal submitted should be changed to state the following:

  1. Interpreter representatives should be a full voting directors on the board (not a non-voting permanent invitee)
  2. Interpreter representatives (MINIMALLY the ASL-English representative) should be an Active member of AVLIC


AVLIC wrote a letter to the interim board that outlined these two points and requested the change to the proposal. Unfortunately, the interim board decided not to change their proposal to include AVLIC's requests. The reasons they state for this can be found in their proposal submission to the CRTC (click on the above Related Documents "Proposals" which is the last link under Notice 2014-188).


AVLIC has submitted a intervention, addressing the two points above. A copy can be found below.

UPDATE - Dispute Resolution Process (DRP) Review and Recommendations for Implementation

The following is a brief summary of the activities undergone so far.

Your AVLIC Publications Committee has had a very busy summer, and hence, will be doing something a bit different with the next edition of the News. We will be amalgamating the Winter-Spring and Summer-Fall 2014 issues of the newsletter, which will be ready for distribution late September.

Speech by Peter Menzies to Delegates at AVLIC 2014

AVLIC was thrilled when Peter Menzies, Vice-Chairman of Telecommunication Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) accepted our invitation to the AVLIC 2014 conference. Mr. Menzies was able to attend on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 for some of the day’s events, including:


Post-Conference Summary - AVLIC 2014

Dear AVLIC members and valued stakeholders,


We would like to thank the AVLIC 2014 Conference Planning Committee for putting on a wonderful conference at the Fort Garry Hotel. Kudos to everyone involved!


1st North American Conference of Sign Language Interpreters: "North America United by Interpretation" in Mexico City, Mexico 

As part of AVLIC's commitment to the WASLI North America group and in hopes of supporting the newly formed Asociación de Intérpretes de Lengua de Señas del Distrito Federal A.C.

Thank You to All the AVLIC Volunteers During the 2012 - 2014 Term!

AVLIC wants to thank all the volunteers, both AVLIC members and community stakeholders, for your efforts and contributions during the 2012 - 2014 term! As a volunteer-driven association, tasks and projects would not be completed without your time and dedication.

Thank You to the AVLIC 2014 Conference Planning Committee!

AVLIC 2014 logo


Many thanks to the AVLIC 2014 Conference Planning Committee for all your hard work and dedication over the past four years! AVLIC 2014 was a great success and we were all thrilled to be able to revisit beautiful Winnipeg, Manitoba, 35 years after the inaugural AVLIC conference in the same city!


AVLIC's 2014 - 2016 Board of Directors

AVLIC would like to congratulate the 2014 - 2016 Board of Directors elected on July 12, 2014:

Thanks for Donating to Sponsor a WASLI Delegate

Thanks so very much to everyone at AVLIC 2014 who lightened their pockets and pocket books of coins and bills to help support a delegate from a developing nation to attend the WASLI 2015 conference in Istanbul, Turkey (July 22-25, 2015). We managed to shake the piggy and get $142.00 from everyone. WAY TO GO and thank you again. Thank you too to Deb Flaig (Calgary) who did an amazing 'shake down' of the room on Friday (or was it Thursday???)  - haha!



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