General Announcements

Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV) Inc. - November 2015 Update

On November 26, 2015, the Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV) Inc. issued an update about the progress of VRS in Canada. To view the announcement issued in ASL, LSQ, English and French, click here.


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Dear AVLIC members,

Help us, the Deaf Wireless Canada Committee, fight for fair data plans for Deaf, hard of hearing & DeafBlind Canadians & their family members!

Here’s the video for your viewing:

Should Deaf Customers Pay for VoicePlans? video

Link to Update About Recent Work of CAV

Sue Decker, Executive Director of Canadian Administrator of Video Relay Services (CAV), gave an overview and update on the status of the implementation and delivery of Canada Video Relay Service during the annual general meeting of Toronto Association of the Deaf (TAD) on Saturday, November 14, 2015.

Dear AVLIC members & valued stakeholders,

Update from the Staffing Task Force

ASL version

Dear members,

Final Call for Papers

The final call for papers is December 1, 2015. See below for more details.

Originally posted July 2015:

Call for Papers by Translation and Interpreting Studies

Special Issue - Signed Language Interpreting and Translation

Guest Editors

Laurie Swabey, St. Catherine University

Brenda Nicodemus, Gallaudet University

George Brown College Interpreter Education Program Announcement

AVLIC has extended congratulations to the George Brown College (GBC) ASL-English Interpreter Education Program for receiving Ministerial consent from the Postsecondary Education Quality Assessment Board (PEQEB) recommending to the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities that their program be approved to confer a Bachelor of Interpretation (ASL-Engish) effective September 2016.&nb

Join Your AVLIC Board of Directors at the Next Board Meeting

Thank you to local AVLIC members in Montréal for hosting the upcoming AVLIC Board of Directors' meeting in Montréal, QC!  All AVLIC members and community members are welcome to attend the two-day, in-person meeting.  

Meeting Details:

Saturday, October 24, 2015 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

AVLIC 2018 Conference: "Interpreting for Deaf Children & Youth" is Confirmed

AVLIC is thrilled to announce that the Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters (OASLI) has successfully bid to be the host of AVLIC 2018!


Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV) Inc. - September 2015 Update

On September 25, 2015, the Canadian Administrator of VRS (CAV) Inc. issued an update about the progress of VRS in Canada. To view the announcement, issued in ASL, English, LSQ and French, click here

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