2020 AGM: Recap

A review of the 2020 motions & elections. The meeting was officially adjourned on October 25, 2020.


1. Zoom Meeting Open - Registration & Familiarization of Voting Procedure

1.1 Welcome, Land Acknowledgement, and Introduction of Guests

1.2 Call to Order

1.3 Quorum Check

2. Approval of Agenda


3. Motion to Limit Debate


4. Approval of 2019 Annual General Meeting Minutes


5. Financial Report

5.1 2018-2019 Financial Statement


5.2 2019-2020 Financial Statement


5.3 2020-2021 Auditor Appointment


6. Break

8. New Business

8.1 Motion to Close New Business from the Floor


8.2 Motion to accept the "Interpreting in Video Remote Environment" position paper (2020)



8.3 Motion to accept the "Interpreting in Video Relay Service Environment" position paper (2020)



8.4 Motion to order class voting sequence


10. Meeting adjourned

11. Election of the 2020-2022 Board of Directors 

(December 9-11, 2020, results December 14 2020)

Board Elections

Elections for the 2020-2022 Board of Directors was held over a series of days. Results were announced on December 14, 2020. Welcome to your new CASLI Board of Directors.

Executive Board



President, Past President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Evaluations Director.

Image by Lee Robinson

Jessica Siegers




Past President

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Theresa Barker-Simms

Second Vice President

Image by Ali Kazal

Taedra  Harris

First Vice President

Image by Lewis Parsons

Campbell McDermid


Work Desk



Image by Chelsey Faucher

Carmelle Cachero




Formerly known as Member at Large. A minimum of seven (7) Directors can serve on the Board of Directors.

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Laura Patterson



Taigen Smart-Blake


Tabled Agenda Items

8.5 (Withdrawn) Motion to repeal and replace CASLI Bylaws.

8.6 Motion to rescind Motion VA15G-08

8.7 Motion to establish restorative relations standing committee

8.8 Motion to amend lapsed membership penalty

8.9 Motion to amend Class A - Active Membership conditions to exempt members who live outside of Canada from additional fees associated with the In-Lieu-of-Affiliate Chapter Policy

8.10 Motion to require national certification testing after 10 years of ITP graduation.

8.11 Motion to suspend awards.

8.12 (Withdrawn) Motion to establish a Bylaws and Policies and Procedures Review and Recommendation Ad-Hoc Committee

8.13 Motion to eliminate the use of the wording "a CASLI-recognized Interpreter Education program” in all current and future published materials by CASLI including the CASLI website

8.14 Motion for the 4-year timeframe for the Alternate Pathway for Deaf Interpreters to become Class A, Active Members, not require interpreting experience hours to be recorded during 2020 and 2021

8.15 (Withdrawn) Motion to recognize Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) credential from Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf and acknowledge the CDI credential for Deaf Interpreters as being on par with the CASLI COI for Hearing Interpreters

8.16 Motion to reduce fees for 2020/2021

This motion was passed by the CASLI Board of Directors on December 7, 2020


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