4 Categories of

There are 4 core categories of membership. An additional fifth category, Lifetime Honourary Membership, is granted by the board of directors to individuals who have provided outstanding service to Critical Link in the field of interpreting.

Individual Membership
Any individual who has paid dues and remains in good standing is an individual member. Individual members have the right to vote.

Organizational Members
The term Organizational Members refers to associations representing community interpreting. Organizational Members are entitled to one vote.

Institutional Members
The term Institutional Members refers to libraries, universities, research groups, business, not for profit, and public organizations. It does not refer to individuals who are engaged in research, consulting, or business in their individual capacity. Institutional Members are entitled to one vote.

Student Membership
The term Student Membership refers to students currently enrolled in interpreting or translation training/education programs. Students in other training programs may be accepted subject to approval by the board.

Benefits of

As a Member you will

  • Be connected to the international community interpreting movement
  • Receive information about upcoming events and conferences
  • Benefit from the advocacy, activities and projects of Critical Link

As an Organizational Member you will

  • Have opportunities for information sharing
  • Have a chance to add voice into the organizational development
  • Access to information about regional workshops
  • Build a network of interpreters and organizations
  • Discounted fee for 2 organizational representatives for CLI International Conferences

As an Individual Member you can

  • Dialogue with colleagues
  • Take advantage of opportunities to network
  • Access to journal and conference papers
  • Receive a discounted fee for conferences
  • Have the opportunity to participate in decision-making of the organization and the overall development of the field
  • Have an opportunity to serve on the Board of Directors
  • Chance to engage in partnerships with others in the field

Join CLI

Membership Fees

  • Individual Members: $75.00 CDN per year
  • Organizational and Institutional Members: $150.00 CDN per year
  • Student Members (with valid proof): $40.00 CDN per year

All dues are in Canadian dollars and are paid April 1 to March 31 annually. Dues are not prorated during the year. Dues are collected at the time of membership application.