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:
- Interpreter representatives should be a full voting directors on the board (not a non-voting permanent invitee)
- 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.