SAC in Action

SAC ensures the voice of our members is heard on Parliament Hill.
We speak out on many topics every year, either in response to SAC Member feedback or as issues related to the professions arise. Learn more about SAC's advocacy efforts.

SAC in Action is our quarterly update on our advocacy activities. In this publication, you'll find photos and information about our meetings on The Hill, updates on our other advocacy work - off The Hill - and information on our press conferences and other media activities.

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SAC in Action is an open publication, available to members and to non-members alike.
We feel it is important that all clinicians working in speech-language pathology and audiology in Canada understand the value of having a national voice for their professions. We hope the information contained in SAC in Action will encourage others to add their voices to those of our members and help us become an even stronger advocate for your profession. Learn more about the value of SAC membership.

Latest Issue:

Autumn 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Official Statement Regarding Saskatoon Health Region Cuts to Audiology and S-LP Positions
  • G8 Meetings with Senior Officials
  • 2017 Budget Submission
  • March of Dimes Addendum
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership
  • Advocacy at the 33rd World Congress of Audiology
  • Official Statement Regarding Nova Scotia's Commitment to Increased Investment in S-LP Services

 

Summer 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Advocating for a National Seniors Strategy at Meetings With MPs
  • Discussing the Federal Budget With the Minister of Finance
  • The Health Action Lobby Parliamentary Breakfast
  • New Position Statements as Advocacy Tools
  • Distinguished Guests at the SAC Conference
  • Canadian Geriatric Society Journal Article
  • Proposed Bill to Enhance Access to the DTC for People Who Are Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing

Winter 2016

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Early Hearing Detection and Intervention: Making Our Children's Hearing Health a National Priority
  • May is Speech and Hearing Month
  • Building Relationships With MPs
  • Advocacy With the Health Action Lobby
  • G8 Letter to Deputy and Assistant Deputy Ministers
  • Recommendations to the Non-Insured Health Benefits Program for First Nations and Inuit

Autumn 2015

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • SAC's 2015 Vote Communication Health Campaign
  • Official Statement and Letter to Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • Communication Health Becomes Front Page News
  • Election Advocacy: Reaching Out to the Prime Minister and Members of Parliament
  • SAC's Letter to Canada's Premiers
  • Meeting With the Canadian Teachers' Federation
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder Working Group
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership
  • SAC's New Strategic Plan

Summer 2015

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Meeting With MPs
  • MP Householder Mailings
  • Senator Joan Fraser Supports Speech and Hearing Month
  • Preparing for the 2015 Federal Election
  • Collaborations With Other Health Care Organizations
  • BRAVE and LOVE: Our 2015 Ad Campaign
  • Representation for Members and Associates in Saskatchewan
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership Q and A
  • SAC Meets with HEAL Partners
  • S-LP Disability Tax Credit Tip Sheet
  • Discussing Accessible Telecommunications

Winter 2015

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • 2015: Focus On Communication Health and Aging
  • Federal Election 2015
  • Parliamentary Awareness Breakfast
  • Spotlight on SAC Collaborations

Fall 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Health Care Innovation Panel
  • HEAL: Calling for Federal Leadership
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership Meeting
  • SAC's Pre-Budget Submission
  • May 2014: SAC's Day on the Hill

Spring 2014

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Advocacy Day on Parliament Hill
  • EHDI: Report Card and Press Conference
  • Speech & Hearing Month
  • Awe and Joy Advertising Campaign
  • A Month of Action (ICP 2014)
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership Meeting
  • Connecting With Consumers at CHHA
  • Making Accessibility a Federal Priority

 

Please note that the issues below were published when SAC was called the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA).

Summer 2013 

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Reaching Out to Politicians During Speech and Hearing Month
  • MPs Support Speech and Hearing Month
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership Meeting
  • CASLPA's Pre-Budget Submission
  • AFN Supports SAC's Pre-Budget Submission
  • Prime Minister Appoints Rona Ambrose as Minister of Health

April 2013

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IN THIS ISSUE: 

  • Meetings on Auditory Processing Disorder
    • Liberal Critic for Seniors, Hon. Judy Sgro, MP for York West, ON
    • Hon. Dr. Carolyn Bennett, MP for St. Paul's ON
    • Mr. Alexandre Gingras, Parliamentary Assistant to Madame Françoise Boivin, Official Opposition Critic for Justice and MP for Gatineau, QC
    • Mr. Blaine Calkins, MP for Wetaskiwin, AB
    • Mr. Raymond Côté, MP for Beauport-Limoilou, QC
    • Mrs. Stella Ambler, MP for Mississauga South, ON
    • Mr. Chris Alexander, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of National Defense and MP for Ajax-Pickering, ON
    • Hon. Laurie Hawn, MP for Edmonton Centre, AB
    • Mr. Wayne Marston, MP for Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, ON
  • CASLPA's Response to the 2013 Budget

Fall 2012

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • National Capital Parliamentary Awareness Breakfast
  • CASLPA Responds to BC College Amendments to HIP Regulations
  • CASLPA Weighs-In on the Health Effects of Wind Turbine Noice
  • CASLPA Opposes Cancellation of Supplemental Health Benefits for Refugees
  • CASLPA Requests Clarification From CRA on Behalf of Audiologists