CRTC Announces VRS in Canada Will Begin in Fall 2015

Received from the CRTC on April 22, 2014:

Today the CRTC published a decision on video relay services (VRS), Telecom Regulatory Policy CRTC 2014-187. The CRTC also published a notice of consultation to consider establishing the structure and mandate of the video relay service administrator (CRTC 2014-188).

Please consult ( for more information.

Request for Proposals - No. 10006: AVLIC Canadian Evaluation System Review

Re-issue date: April 15, 2014

Original issue date: March 13, 2014

Click here to view the full RFP No. 10006 document and details.

Contract Term:

The Contract will commence on or around May 30, 2014, to be completed no later than March 24, 2015.

If your AVLIC - Affiliate Chapter membership has lapsed (not renewed by the March 31, 2014 deadline), you will notice that you will not be able to readily access the membership renewal links. As of April 1st the renewal links are disabled and all memberships must be manually processed through the AVLIC office.

English to ASL Translation - AVLIC is Seeking Quotes

In October 2013, AVLIC sent out a similar call seeking quotes for an English to ASL translation of the Interpreting Legal Discourse & Working in Legal Settings: An AVLIC Position Paper. After receiving feedback from interested parties, AVLIC has set more specific parameters for the interpretation.

Use of the Term Certified: An AVLIC Position Paper - Third Reading Circle 

Feedback requested by March 31, 2014

The "Use of the Term Certified" Committee have completed the necessary first and second reading circles for this position paper for AVLIC. The third reading circle includes you, the members. Please read this 5-page paper and send any feedback to the committee coordinator, Laura Henry at by March 31, 2014.

AVLIC Awards

Dear Members,

It’s that time of year again - time to start thinking about colleagues who are worthy of AVLIC’s prestigious awards. 

In Memory of Robin Eldridge

March 11, 1947 - December 19, 2013

Posted March 1, 2014 by: Deaf BC, announcement quoted below:

Dear AVLIC members,

Your Board was incredibly busy at the February 8 & 9, 2014 meeting in Halifax (Dartmouth), NS., with over 20 hours of meetings and a daunting 30-item agenda. We persevered and live to tell about it! We are pleased to bring you the following highlights.


Instructions for Student Members Who Expect to be Graduating in 2014

Best wishes to Interpreter Education Program (IEP) Student members in your final courses and studies towards an expected graduation in the spring of 2014!

As you know, membership renewal is underway for the 2014-2015 membership year.  For Student members who expect to graduate in 2014, here are details about the renewal and eventual upgrade to Active membership processes:

Comparison of AVLIC's Former and Current Bylaws


At the AVLIC 2013 AGM in Toronto, Ontario, members ratified new bylaws for your Association. As part of the process, a request for a document comparing the former bylaws and the newly ratified bylaws was requested. Thanks to Chris Racine, AVLIC secretary and the Bylaws, Policy & Procedures Committee for their considerable work in compiling this comparison. 


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