General Announcements

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

CAV has asked AVLIC to share this update. Feel free to share the link (

Use of the Term "Certified Interpreter" in Canada: A Guide to Terms and Accreditations in Canada: An AVLIC Position Paper

Approved by members at the July 12, 2014 AGM

Click to play video of AVLIC Official Position - Deaf Interpreter

International Week of the Deaf - Sept. 21-27, 2015

News Release

For Immediate Distribution

September 21, 2015

Interpreters Needed by Canadian Deaf Sports Assocation (CDSA)

Come on out and lend us your hands and voices for a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the community and to support our upcoming Canadian Team Canada Athletes on their adventure to make dreams come true!! 


Signing Animated Dictionary for Kids

AVLIC is pleased to forward the following message from the Canadian Cultural Society of the Deaf (CCSD):

Click to play ASL video by DCC   ASL video message from Deaf Culture Centre


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