Hello AVLIC members, 

Based on feedback received by members at the AVLIC AGM, your Board is pleased to begin a new initiative of sending out an update after AGMs and Board meetings. This will not replace the minutes which will still be drafted, but is intended to provide increased transparency and a snapshot of the main discussion points so all members are updated in a timely fashion.


A Milestone Reached for Community Interpreting in Canada

Ottawa, Ontario, June 12, 2013 – On behalf of more than 50 stakeholders, the Canadian Translators, Terminologists, and Interpreters Council (CTTIC) is pleased to announce the formation of the Canadian Coalition on Community Interpreting (CCCI). Community interpreting is bidirectional oral translation or sign language interpreting used in Canada by professionals in the public settings such as healthcare and social services to deliver services to limited-English and limited-French speakers. 


AVLIC's Intervention Submission to the CRTC

As you know, the CRTC is accepting submissions (interventions) in response to File Numbers: 8665-C12-201303536 and 8665-C12-200807943 in response to implementation of VRS in Canada.  AVLIC fully support the implementation of permanent Video Relay Services in Canada To read the full submission posted on the CRTC website, click on the letter below (only the first page is shown here, click on the letter to open the additional pages):

AVLIC Facebook Group for IEP Student Members

AVLIC has a Facebook group for AVLIC Student Members!  If you are a Student member, check it out: AVLIC Student Members

The group is intended for ASL-English interpreter education program (IEP) students to network with one another and to discuss issues related to their training or programs. 

CRTC Report on the Technical Feasibility of Implementing a Video Relay Service in Canada

Thank you to the people or groups who have taken the time to send a comment on Video Relay Service in Canada to the CRTC! (Public record of comments filed with the CRTC: Interventions by Public Process)

The next offering of the Written Test of Knowledge (WTK) is in June 2013.

The test is offered every year in June and November, or by special offering with a minimum of five test takers. Date and time of the test will be determined after all registrations are received, and offering locations will be determined by the applicant's addresses.

Registration deadline is April 20th, 2013.

To register:

Canadian Evaluation System's Phase Two Workshop: Interpretation of Narratives

Workshop dates: Saturday, June 15th & Sunday, June 16th, 2013

Registration deadline: Monday, April 1st, 2013

Location: Edmonton, AB


The Dispute Resolution Process Level 1 will continue to be available to members and to the community, however, Level 2 and Level 3 have been suspended.  A review of the entire process is pending and an explanation is available on our website in both English and ASL.

Please take the time to review this important information by clicking either of the following links:

Remembering Leonard Charbonneau

Leonard Charbonneau












AVLIC 2012 - Creativity & Collaboration: Shaping Our Future

The following conference proceedings are a collection of documents respectfully submitted by some of the presenters from the AVLIC 2012 Conference - Creativity & Collaboration: Shaping our Future in Calgary, Alberta.  As the theme suggests, the conference was a wonderful, collaborative learning opportunity for all those involved and able to attend.


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