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The Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters

The Ontario Association of Sign Language Interpreters (OASLI) is a professional association of visual language interpreters across Ontario. Our membership includes the following:

  • ASL-English Interpreters
  • Deaf Interpreters
  • LSQ-French Interpreters

OASLI is an affiliate chapter of the Association of Visual Language Interpreters of Canada (AVLIC) the national association. Established in 1980, OASLI is a non-profit association of professional visual language interpreters across Ontario. Our members work alongside deaf individuals and organizations to improve the quality of interpretation services through promoting the use of professional interpreting services.

Our Vision

A future where all signed language interpreters have the supports they need to be competent, qualified, professionals who follow ethical practices.

Our Mission

OASLI is a non-profit organization established to support its members in their professional practise by

  • Providing professional development opportunities
  • Facilitating mentorship relationships and networking opportunities
  • Creating professional development resources
  • Creating resources to be used in professional practice
  • Setting professional standards of practice
  • Acting in an advisory capacity and advocating for professional standards of practice
  • Educating the public about the profession of signed language interpreting
  • Encouraging the development of stronger ties between the Deaf and Interpreting communities 

Visit the following links to learn more about OASLI

About Us

About Interpreters

News and Events

Directory of OASLI Members