Christine Wilson Highlights


  • Founder, Director and Chair of Board of Sign Language Interpreting Associates Ottawa INC (SLIAO)
  • ASL/English interpreter, RN by profession (no longer active), CODA (Child of Deaf Adults)
  • Accredited interpreter with PWGSC, Translation Bureau and Ministry of the Attorney General
  • Established non-profit organization to provide group homes for Deaf individuals with multiple disabilities: Total Communication Environment (TCE)
  • Involved in establishing culturally specific Long Term Care for the Deaf and Co-Lead of the Ottawa Deaf Health Care Team
  • Founding member of local, provincial and Canadian professional organizations of sign language interpreters: SLINC, OASLI and AVLIC (now CASLI).
  • Established sign language program at Algonquin College, (mid 1970’s) ensuring all teachers were Deaf
  • Volunteered with Deaf children locally and internationally
  • 10 plus years as ASL interpreter for CPAC’s telecast of Parliament’s daily Question Period
  • One of first ASL interpreters with PWGSC, Translation Bureau more than 35 years ago
  • 1987 Ottawa Citizen of the Year
  • 2012 Ontario Medal for Good Citizenship (O.M.C.)
  • 2012 Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal