General Announcements

In Memory of Susan McLean

September 4, 1960 – June 5, 2012

It is with great regret that AVLIC forwards along this message about the passing of a long time member, COI holder, volunteer, contractor and friend, Sue McLean. 

Open letter from the Canadian Association of the Deaf (CAD) to the CRTC regarding to the VRS in Canada

May 29, 2012


Leonard Katz, Acting Chairman

Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission

Les Terrasses de la Chaudière Central Building 1 Promenade du Portage Gatineau, Quebec J8X 4B1


VRS Feasibility Study Final Report

March 1, 2012

The Canadian Association of the Deaf was a vigourous participant throughout the development and finalization of this important report. The CAD worked together with the Ontario Association of the Deaf, Canadian Hearing Society, and Centre Quebecois de la Deficience Auditive to bring a powerful consumer voice to the table hosted by Bell Canada and Mission Consulting.

AVLIC Supports the Establishment of Video Relay Services (VRS) for Deaf Canadians

Click here for the ASL version of this press release.


Squamish, BC (Jan 23, 2012) – The Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) fully supports the actions taken across Canada on January 13, 2012, in lobbying for the establishment of Video Relay Services (VRS) for Deaf Canadians.

July 7, 2011: Occupational Title Protection Granted to WAVLI Members

The Westcoast Association of Visual Language Interpreters (WAVLI) is the provincial professional association of interpreters who work between spoken English and American Sign Language (ASL).  WAVLI holds its members to a Code of Ethics and provides Guidelines for Professional Practice to govern its members.


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