How to Join AVLIC as a Deaf Interpreter Member

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Becoming a Deaf Interpreter Active Member

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Please contact the AVLIC office at avlic@avlic.ca


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General Information

The AVLIC membership year is from April 1st to March 31st annually.  New memberships can be processed at any time of the year, but there are no pro-rated fees (full year's fees are due regardless of the join date) and memberships must be renewed by the next March 31st. (For example: if an application is processed on September 1, 2017, the full year's fees are owing and the membership would need to be renewed by March 31, 2018 for the 2018-2019 membership year.)

 

The current membership criteria for Deaf Interpreter Active membership is:

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Due to the absence of Deaf Interpreter Education Programs in Canada, Active Deaf interpreters, on the initial application year only, must submit documentation to the administrative manager (which will also be reviewed by the AVLIC Board).  For a full listing of documentation and a copy of the Deaf Interpreter Application Documentation Form, please contact the AVLIC office.

 

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Benefits Given to a Deaf Interpreter Active Member

Summary list of benefits afforded to Active & Student members and to subscribers. Benefits given to Actve members include:

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Membership Benefits Not Given to a Deaf Interpreter Active Member

All membership benefits are extended to Deaf Interpreter Active members; however, people on a Membership Leave have some benefits on hold as part of the Membership Leave Agreement. 

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Cost to Become a Deaf Interpreter Active Member

  • First-time Member Discount: A discounted, first-time membership rate (fee) is extended to those applicants who have never been a member of AVLIC nor an Affiliate Chapter before.  If a person was a member in the past, no matter how long ago it was, they are not eligible for the reduced membership fees and must apply as a renewing member.
  • Dual Membership: For members living in a province which has an Affiliate Chapter, dual membership is required. As such AVLIC and at least 1 Affiliate Chapter must be chosen.
  • Multiple Affiliate Chapters: Membership with additional Affiliate Chapters is possible, however, the Active membership dues for each Affiliate Chapter apply.
  • No Affiliate Chapter Required: For members living in a province or territory (or U.S. state) which does not have an Affiliate Chapter, joining AVLIC only (no Affiliate Chapter) may be an option. Click here to learn more about the In Lieu of Affiliate Chapter Membership Policy.
  • Discount for Members Age 60: As per motion WP14G-08, after providing proof of age, members who are age 60+ are offered a 25% discount on the AVLIC portion of their membership dues. Affiliate Chapter membership dues are not impacted by this motion. 

Click here to view all membership and subscription fees for the 2017-2018 membership year

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Payment Options

AVLIC accepts payment for membership fees in the following ways:

For new or renewing members, the payment plan option is designed to  spread out payments to reduce any financial hardship and encourage lapsed / expired members to rejoin. For existing members, AVLIC encourages the use of the payment plan instead of allowing your membership to expire.

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Lapsed or Expired Membership

Deaf Interpreter Active memberships not renewed by March 31st annually must meet the stipulations outlined in Motion WP14G-06 or Motion WP14G-07 and are subject to the late renewal fee (Motion OT10G-28). The late renewal fee is 25% of the AVLIC portion of membership. If a membership does lapse or expire, the member should contact the AVLIC office to have the former account profile reactivated. 

Comparison chart showing the difference between lapsed vs. expired memberships.

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Application Forms

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To pay by cheque

Apply for the payment plan

Apply for membership leave

Please contact the AVLIC office at avlic@avlic.ca

*note: renewing Deaf Interpreter Active members whose account has not lapsed can renew online through their profile.