General Announcements

In Memory of Kirk Ferguson-Uhrich 

Kirk Ferguson-Unrich

It is with sadness that we inform you of the loss of an outstanding member of our community, Kirk Ferguson-Uhrich passed away on March 8, 2016. 




As we approach the exciting launch of AVLIC 2016 in Fredericton, New Brunswick we are also getting close to that time where we acknowledge and celebrate the colleagues in our field who are making a difference. 


Your AVLIC Board of Directors is pleased to provide an update from our recent February 27, 2016 online meeting.

Canadian Evaluations System (CES)

The recommendations from the CES Review Task Force will be distributed in the coming weeks.  Please keep an eye open for this important e-mail. If you have any questions in regards to the recommendations, please contact Debbie Parliament, Evaluations Officer.  The TOI is scheduled for March 5, 2016 with 10 people registered.  We wish the test takers all the best. 

Need to Know

 What You Need to Know:


Applications Accepted to Become One of the Permanent Invitees on the Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV) board.


AVLIC Update - February 2016

The cold winter months are proving to be a productive time for AVLIC.  We are happy to inform you of the following updates:


Advisory Group 

Dear Valued Members,


AVLIC is establishing an advisory group whose role would include providing constructive comments and guidance to your AVLIC Board of Directors. Consulting with community members is a current practice of the Board and adding the advisory group will make this a more formal process with a variety of perspectives (both long-time and new members, educators of interpreters and student interpreters) for the Board to consider when needed.


Job Posting: AVLIC Administrative Assistant, Full Time

Start Date:                        March 7, 2016 

Application Deadline:       February 22, 2016, 4:00pm ET

Location:                          Canada

AVLIC is issuing a

Call for Interpreters for the 2016 conference,

Together We Grow

July 12 – 16, 2016


The AVLIC conference planning committee is looking for ASL/English interpreters, ASL/LSQ interpreters, Deaf interpreters and intervenors. 

For more details, see the image below or click here.

Your professional Association, AVLIC, is governed by you, the members. Over the years, many of you have volunteered for AVLIC in one capacity or another; and it is because of you that AVLIC has grown and is respected as the representative for over 800 members. 


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