General Announcements

Request for Proposal - No. 10008: Canadian Evaluation System (CES) Test of Interpretation (TOI) Rating Revision

Issue date: April 1, 2016

Click here to view the full RFP No. 10008 document and details.

Contract Term:

The Contract will commence on or around June 1, 2016, and conclude prior to the 2017 TOI offering.



It is with regret that we inform you that Chris Kenopic has submitted his resignation from the position of Executive Director to the AVLIC Board of Directors. The Board, reluctantly, has accepted his resignation. We wish Chris the absolute best for all his future endeavours. 


Recommendations from the CES Review Task Force

The Canadian Evaluations System Review Task Force (CESRTF) submitted their recommendations to the AVLIC Board in September 2015.


AVLIC Introduces New Administrative Assistant - Julie Hoas


The AVLIC Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Julie Hoas has been hired as the new Administrative Assistant for AVLIC.


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.



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