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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.

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  • 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

  • Monday, January 03, 2022 9:54 AM | CASLI Administrative Assistant (Administrator)

    Please login under Member Section here at to renew your membership. Thank you.

  • Wednesday, November 17, 2021 2:23 PM | CASLI Executive Director (Administrator)

    CASLI hosted several meetings over the summer with members and community representatives. Here are the notes from those meetings.

    CASLI Town Hall Summary (ASL)

    CASLI Town Hall PCRP QA (ASL)

    CASLI Town Hall Future of CASLI (ASLI)

    CASLI Town Hall Notes

  • Saturday, October 30, 2021 2:40 PM | CASLI Executive Director (Administrator)

    View this letter in ASL

    Letter to CASLI Members From the Board President;

    I am learning to accompany my days with a phrase: deep breath in, deep breath out - we’ve got this…together!

    As we come up to another CASLI online AGM, I am hoping that breathing in and out will give us all the space that we need to be able to attend to what is shared and enjoy the presence of other interpreters as we gather online.

    February of 2021 was the first Board meeting after the 2020 AGM. At this meeting, the outgoing Board provided information to the incoming Board. Since that time, this Board has been learning and growing and meeting with members and non-members alike.

    Interpreters have shown up time and time again, passionate about ethics, accountability, and skill. Concerns have been shared. Past hurts have been mentioned. Values have been emphasized.

    The Board has learned from every interaction.

    And what we have learned is that it is time for CASLI to take a deep breath in, then out. Then pause to begin the healing work that is so desperately needed.

    For the 2021 AGM - we will not be accepting motions from the floor as there are several important issues at play that need robust discussion with and decision making by the members.

    Some of these discussions have been years in the making. Some are new.

    COVID-19 broke into our processes and created disruption. The anthropause gave all Canadians the opportunity to reflect on the happenings of the previous year(s) and on the current state of the world and for our members, that included reflecting on interpreting as a profession in Canada. The 21+ months of COVID lockdowns, re-openings, and changes did not allow for CASLI to operate in the manner it normally would, and that has given us the lens we needed to see that much of what CASLI has been doing and maintaining needs to be refreshed.

    Revitalisation can get underway at the 2021 AGM on Nov 20th, 2021. The revitalization process is not fully realized yet, but will begin with bringing forward plans from the past to implement in the present (PCRP and CES reviews) and will continue with input from our communities. Revitalisation will require the engagement of interpreters, community members, and others as we walk into the future - grounded, cohesive, better - TOGETHER.

    Please watch your email for the AGM package coming out later today. The information will also be available on

    With gratitude,

    Jessica Siegers, COI, MBTL

  • Friday, October 29, 2021 6:39 PM | Anonymous
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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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