Why Join SAC?
SAC is a member-driven organization that supports, promotes and elevates the professions of our members and associates.
Our members and associates are why we exist. When you're an SAC associate, you can focus on your work knowing that we are there supporting and fighting for you, every day. Here's what we bring:
With our broad suite of benefits and services, you will feel supported and your day-to-day professional life will be made easier.
Being part of an association with more than 6,000 members and associates has its benefits. With the strength of the group behind us, we are able to negotiate the best possible rates on insurance for our associates. Rates so good, in fact, that, if you join our professional liability insurance program, your SAC fee pretty well pays for itself. Learn more.
- Discount Programs
We have partnered with a number of organizations, including ASHA and GoodLife Fitness, to provide SAC associates with significant savings and discounts. Learn more.
SAC Position Papers, guidelines and research keep you abreast of emerging issues in your profession. Our Tools, like the Caseload Management Planning Tool, the hearing aid infographic and our Powerpoint Presentations help make your day-to-day a little bit easier.
Our associates receive exclusive access to our award-winning online magazine, Communiqué. Communiqué is written by members, for members and includes information on the latest technology and research, alongside personal stories from your peers. SAC associates also receive our e-mail updates (but not all of them!) We all get too many emails; which is why we send each update to a carefully-chosen segment of our members and associates. Meaning, if it's in your inbox and it's from us, you'll know it's relevant to you.
Our strength and advocacy mean that you benefit from our promotion of your profession: your profile and value is raised and you are more in demand.
- Government Relations
SAC staff are regularly on The Hill, meeting with decision-makers and making sure your priorities are top-of-mind.
- Speech & Hearing Month
Each year, we run a national campaign to promote your profession and raise the profile of the issues you address and the people you help. Learn more about the success of our latest campaign.
Through our professional standards and continuing education, your profession itself is elevated by SAC, improving expertise and raising professional quality and reputation.
- Communication Health Assistant Guidelines
Our communication health assistant guidelines include a scope of practice and highlight the range of services you can provide.
- Professional Development
We help you stay at the forefront of your profession through our wide-range of professional development opportunities. And, as an SAC associate, you receive reduced rates for our bi-annual conference; discounts on our workshops, webinars and webcasts; and exclusive access to SAC Lunch & Learns. Learn more.
From professionals who have contributed to their field over a lifetime to those who are just starting out, SAC's Awards Program recognizes the best and brightest. Learn more.
- A Higher Standard
Add "Associate (SAC)" under your signature and let employers and clients know that you have met membership requirements and are a member in good standing with your national association. Learn more.
- Your Voice
SAC is the collective voice of our members and associates; and, as such, our actions are directed and elevated through member and associate participation. As an SAC associate, you have the opportunity to guide your national professional association as an active volunteer participant. Learn more.
André LaFlamme, Members and Associates Officer
1.800.259.8519 ext. 221