General Announcements

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Feedback Opportunities:

AVLIC members who wish to provide comment are asked to attend the Focus Group scheduled during AVLIC 2014 on Wednesday, July 9, 2014 from 4:00pm - 5:30pm CT in Room A.

Changes Happening at AVLIC 2014...






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AVLIC 2014 Conference Volunteers

Dear delegates,

We are writing to you in hopes that you will consider volunteering for the upcoming AVLIC 2014 conference. 

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AVLIC 2014 Pre-Conference Workshops

The Conference is fast approaching and with it the Pre-Conference workshops. We have two exciting workshops planned:

Professional Development Workshop: Immigration Law and Working with Deaf Interpreters

The message below is from TSLIS:

Dear respected colleagues, 

Toronto Sign Language Interpreter Service (TSLIS) is an interpreter run organization dedicated to providing valuable professional development for the benefit of the professional practice of Sign Language Interpreting. Our emphasis on professionalism will further extend to improve services for the Deaf community. 

OASLI Public Education Package

AVLIC thanks our Affiliate Chapter Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters (OASLI) for their recent efforts to create a series of resources that answer common questions people ask about the profession.  OASLI's resources can be found on their website at OASLI Position Papers & Resources.

AVLIC Annual General Meeting Information


AVLIC is required to hold an AGM each year.  During this time, the Board of Directors is responsible to report to the membership on the activities of the past year.

CRTC Announces VRS in Canada Will Begin in Fall 2015

Received from the CRTC on April 22, 2014:

Today the CRTC published a decision on video relay services (VRS), Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2014-187. The CRTC also published a notice of consultation to consider establishing the structure and mandate of the video relay service administrator (CRTC 2014-188).

Please consult ( for more information.

If your AVLIC - Affiliate Chapter membership has lapsed (not renewed by the March 31, 2014 deadline), you will notice that you will not be able to readily access the membership renewal links. As of April 1st the renewal links are disabled and all memberships must be manually processed through the AVLIC office.

In Memory of Robin Eldridge

March 11, 1947 - December 19, 2013

Posted March 1, 2014 by: Deaf BC, announcement quoted below:


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