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.
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.
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.