Fast Fact

Did you know…

This month, thirty-three years ago, the first national conference of Canadian interpreters was held in Winnipeg, Manitoba (November 16-18, 1979). The organizers of the conference were Louise Ford (Ontario), Janice Hawkins (Manitoba) and Dottie Inkenbrandt (British Columbia). The need for professional networking and the establishment of standards and training was imminent and supported by the national Deaf community and service providers for Deaf Canadians.

To learn more about the history of AVLIC, click here to view Section 1: History of AVLIC from the AVLIC Policy & Procedure Manual.  

You can also view this link by:

  • signing into your members only account on the AVLIC website
  • hovering over the blue tab at the far right and choosing "Policies" from the drop down menu
  • clicking on link to "Section 1: History of AVLIC"