Welcome to AVLIC

The Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada is a non-profit, professional association for interpreters whose working languages include a sign language. AVLIC was established in 1979 and has several Affiliate Chapters across the country. AVLIC is the only certifying body for ASL-English interpreters in Canada through the means of our Canadian Evaluation System. Among a variety of services, we offer a Dispute Resolution Process to maintain quality and accountability to the field of interpreting.

The Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada and its members uphold the highest standards of professional integrity, competence and ethics.

To view information on Why to Hire an AVLIC Member, please click here.

To view our Mission, Vision and Core Values in both English and American Sign Language, please click here.

Due to recent staffing changes, the AVLIC office will be operating with minimal staffing resources until approximately ‪March 1, 2016. While the AVLIC Board welcomes a new Executive Director and hires additional staff, members and the general public are asked to follow the guidelines below.

  • Persons with inquiries related to membership renewal/applications for the 2016-2017 membership year, please e-mail avlic@avlic.ca. Please note that there may be a delay in response.
  • Persons with inquiries related to the Test of Interpretation scheduled ‪on March 6, 2016 or any CES matter please contact Monique LeDrew, CES administrator, at ces@avlic.ca
  • All other urgent matters only please contact Jocelyn Mark, AVLIC president, president@avlic.ca

If your inquiry/issue lies outside of the three above listed categories, please send your correspondence ‪after March 1, 2016.  Emails sent to avlic@avlic.ca that are not directly related to membership issues may not be responded to unless sent after that date.


Thank you for your understanding. The AVLIC Board is looking forward to an exciting year with additional staff and an upcoming conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Hope to see you there!