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Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters

Welcome to CASLI

The Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters is a non-profit, professional association for interpreters whose working languages include a sign language. CASLI was established in 1979 and has several Affiliate Chapters across the country. CASLI 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 Professional Conduct Review Process to maintain quality and accountability to the field of interpreting.

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

Land Acknowledgment

The Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI) recognizes that many Indigenous nations have long-standing relationships with the territories where we conduct our business. We acknowledge its presence in the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. We acknowledge the current treaty holders. Our land is subject to the many covenants, which define an agreement to share and care for the land we stand on.


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  • Friday, September 29, 2023 12:00 AM | CASLI Administrative Assistant (Administrator)

  • Thursday, June 08, 2023 10:56 AM | CASLI Executive Director (Administrator)


  • Wednesday, June 07, 2023 10:35 AM | CASLI Executive Director (Administrator)

    June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada

    June is National Indigenous History Month in Canada. Learn more about cultures, traditions and experiences of First Nations, Inuit and Métis. It's a time to honour the stories, achievements and resilience of Indigenous Peoples, who have lived on this land since time immemorial.

  • Tuesday, June 06, 2023 8:22 AM | CASLI Executive Director (Administrator)

  • Friday, February 24, 2023 12:54 PM | CASLI Executive Director (Administrator)

    February is Black History Month

    Please visit the website to promote Black History Month. Posters, social media images, a virtual background, and much more!

    Visit the Black History Month Page

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2022 2:13 PM | CASLI Executive Director (Administrator)

    CASLI 2022 


    December 7, 2022

    Tuesday, November 15, 2022

    Hello CASLI Members,

    We invite you to join us for the CASLI 2022 AGM on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 on the ZOOM meeting platform. The meeting will be two (2) hours long starting at 5pm PT | 6pm MT | 7pm CT | 8pm ET | 9pm AT | 9:30pm NT. The meeting will consist of Financial Report, 2021 AGM minutes and Election for CASLI Board. 

    CASLI members will access the voting platform by logging in to the Member Sign In of the website. Instructions will be provided in the lead up to the meeting as well as in the Member Sign In page of the website. Voting will close on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7pm PT | 8pm MT | 9pm CT | 10pm ET | 11pm AT | 11:30pm NT. 

    Quorum will be determined following the percentages laid out in the Bylaws for voting. Election results will be announced to the membership on Dec 9, 2022. 

    December 7, 2022 was chosen in an effort to move the AGM away from the weekend out of respect for members’ family commitments. 

    Thank you, 

    Your CASLI Board

  • Monday, September 19, 2022 8:25 AM | CASLI Executive Director (Administrator)

    Let us Celebrate Two Special Events This Week

    International Week of Deaf People

    Theme: Building Inclusive Communities for All (19-25 September 2022)


    International Day of Sign Languages

    Theme: Sign Languages Unite Us (Friday, 23 September 2022)

    For more information please visit the World Federation of the Deaf website.

  • Wednesday, June 01, 2022 6:34 AM | CASLI Executive Director (Administrator)

  • Monday, May 02, 2022 10:27 AM | CASLI Executive Director (Administrator)

    Employment Opportunity: PCRP Project Coordinator

    The deadline for application: Open until filled Remote work

    Contract position: 6 months

    Salary: Negotiable

    The Canadian Association of Sign Language Interpreters (CASLI) is dedicated to advancing the profession of sign language interpreting and supporting its members through various programs and services. One of these programs is the Professional Conduct Review Process (PCRP), a dispute resolution process for CASLI members and complainants in Canada. We are looking to investigate, analyze, restructure and/or outsource the program.

    The PCRP Project Coordinator will report to The CASLI Board via CASLI’s Executive Director. The PCRP Project Coordinator will be responsible for program development and recommendation.

    ● Maintain project timeframes, objectives, and communications

    ● Research PCRP policies and its backgrounds

    ● Coordinate PCRP committee meetings, and membership/community meetings

    ● Create and manage documentation and reports for the PCRP committee

    ● Identify the goals and requirements of the PCRP program

    ● Verify and analyze all data to suit the direction of the PCRP program

    ● Track, forecast and report on project progress including challenges.

    ● Collect the necessary information required to start development and


    Minimum Qualifications:

    ● Fluent in both ASL and English. Knowledge of French and LSQ are preferred.

    ● 5+ years of working with policies and regulations.

    ● Knowledge of Canadian legislation and legislative changes, grievance/arbitration

    procedures and practices

    ● Excellent communication skills

    If you are interested in applying for the position, please send your resume/CV with a cover letter to the Executive Director at

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

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

Please note: CASLI was formerly the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC). Some of the documentation on this website still have the AVLIC name on them but are in process of being updated. As we continue to refresh and upgrade our website and documentation, pursuant to motion NF18G-19, we will ensure the name change is adhered to, and reflected by, all of our documentation.  

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