Our Partners

SAC has a strong tradition of maintaining regular communication with the provincial and territorial associations and ongoing communication with international associations such as the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and the International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP). We also occasionally partner with other national associations whose members' interests align with our own. 

Partner Organizations

Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada (AAAC)

MISSION: To ensure the highest quality education of professionals, the Association of Accrediting Agencies of Canada pursues excellence in standards and processes of accreditation.


  • To provide a forum for networking and information exchange
  • To develop leading edge models for accreditation
  • To develop benchmarks for accreditation standards and processes
  • To represent the interests of professional education accrediting agencies to governments, professional bodies, educational institutions and the private sector
  • To promote the expertise of Canadian professional education accrediting agencies within and outside Canada

To monitor and investigate common issues related to accreditation and mobility of professionals internationally

Accreditation Canada (AC)

(formerly Canadian Council of Health Services Accreditation)

Accreditation Canada plays a unique role in health service delivery by assisting health service organizations, across Canada and internationally, to examine and improve the quality of care and service they provide to their clients. We provide an accreditation program that is based on national standards developed and updated by experts in the field, peer review, and knowledge exchange.​

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

American professional association. 

Canadian Academy of Audiology (CAA)

The Canadian Academy of Audiology is a professional organization dedicated to enhancing the profession of audiology, the provision of quality hearing health care and education to those with, or at risk for hearing and/or vestibular disorders.

Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology
Regulators (CAASPR)

A group of regulatory bodies for speech-language pathology and audiology.

Council for Accreditation of Canadian University Programs in Audiology and
Speech-Language Pathology (CACUP)

Council which has established minimum national standards for education in communication sciences and disorders and carries out the accreditation of university programs in Canada.

Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (CAOT)

Professional association of occupational therapists in Canada. 

Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA)

The Canadian Hard of Hearing Association (CHHA) is a consumer-based organization formed by and for hard of hearing Canadians. CHHA works cooperatively with professionals, service providers and government bodies and provides information about hard of hearing issues and solutions.

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

CIHI provides Canadians with essential statistics and analysis about their health and their health-care system. CIHI is a source of information for those seeking answers to critical questions around the performance of the Canadian health system, the delivery of health care and the status of Canadians’ health.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

CIHR is the Government of Canada's agency responsible for funding health research in Canada. CIHR's mandate is to "excel, according to internationally accepted standards of scientific excellence, in the creation of new knowledge and its translation into improved health for Canadians, more effective health services and products and a strengthened Canadian health-care system."

Canadian Interorganizational Steering Group for Audiology and
Speech-Language Pathology 

Composed of SAC, CAA, regulatory bodies, provincial/territorial professional associations and universities.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA)

Professional association of physiotherapists in Canada.

Canadian Public Health Association (CPHA)

The Canadian Public Health Association is a national, independent, not-for-profit, voluntary association representing public health in Canada with links to the international public health community. CPHA’s members believe in universal and equitable access to the basic conditions which are necessary to achieve health for all Canadians.

CPHA’s mission is to constitute a special national resource in Canada that advocates for the improvement and maintenance of personal and community health according to the public health principles of disease prevention, health promotion and protection and healthy public policy.

Federal Healthcare Partnership (FHP)

Federal third party payers, includes Veterans Affairs Canada, Blue Cross, RCMP, Department of National Defence and Health Canada (representing non-insured health benefits)

International Association of Logopedics & Phoniatrics (IALP)

The International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP) is a non-profit, non-political and non-governmental, worldwide organization, which works for the benefit of persons with speech, language, voice, swallowing and hearing disorders.

International Society of Audiology (ISA)

The International Society of Audiology has its official seat in Geneva, Switzerland. Major activities:

  • organization of biennial congresses on audiology
  • organization of workshops and seminars either separate or under the combined responsibility with affiliated regional or national audiology societies.
  • publication of the scientific International Journal of Audiology
  • publication of a newsletter in cooperation with regional and national societies.
  • distribution of the newsletter of Hearing International
  • advancement of the interests of all those working in audiology or related fields
  • advancement of the interests of the hearing impaired and deaf community 
  • advancement of measures to prevent deafness and hearing impairment

Pan-Canadian Alliance of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Professional Associations (PCA)

The Pan-Canadian Alliance serves in a collaborative, information sharing capacity on behalf of provincial, territorial and national speech-language pathology and audiology professional associations. The PCA focuses on issues of mutual benefit and interest, both for the betterment of the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology and on behalf of the clients whom our professions serve.