Awards Program

 

SAC's Awards and Recognition Program

Click here to view the list the 2018 winners.

Recognize the outstanding achievements of a peer, mentor or colleague... 

Nominate him or her for an SAC award!

Each year, SAC recognizes and celebrates individuals who have made significant contributions to the association or the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Click here for more information on changes to SAC's Awards and Recognition Program for the 2019 awards cycle.

 

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Award

 Eligibility

Nominator

Eve Kassirer Award for Lifetime Achievement 

SAC member or associate with a minimum of 25 years of membership

SAC member or associate or general public

Mentorship Award

SAC member or associate

SAC member or associate (including SAC student associates)

Communication Health Assistant Award of Excellence

SAC communication health assistant associate

S-LPs or audiologists may nominate communication health assistants under their supervision; communication health assistant peers may also nominate, provided the supervising S-LP or audiologist supports the nomination (nominators do not need to be SAC members or associates)

CJSLPA Editor's Award

Recognizes the best paper published in the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (within the calendar year)

SAC membership is not required

The CJSLPA Editor selects the top papers, which are then evaluated by the SAC Awards and Recognition Committee

National Clinical Certification Exam Award

Awarded to the SAC member in each profession who attains the highest mark on the clinical certification exam in a calendar year

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Eve Kassirer Award for Lifetime Achievement

Awarded to a member or associate of SAC (may be awarded posthumously) who has a long history of distinguished and dedicated service to both SAC and the professions of speech-language pathology or audiology in the areas of education, clinical services, administration or public awareness and has fostered the development and advancement of the professions, nationally or internationally. Nominees must demonstrate significant and outstanding individual achievements, have a minimum of 25 years of SAC membership and may be nominated by SAC members or associates or the general public.

 

Mentorship Award

Awarded to an SAC member or associate who has significantly influenced or contributed to the clinical training and/or professional development of a student(s) or colleague(s) in speech-language pathology or audiology, either as a clinical supervisor, a mentor or academic faculty. Nominees demonstrate unique and outstanding individual achievements in the area of mentorship, have contributed to the development of others and have served as a role model for students and colleagues within the profession.

Click here for the nomination form.

 

Communication Health Assistant Award of Excellence

Awarded to an SAC communication health assistant associate who has demonstrated professional excellence. Some examples of considerations include distinction in assisting speech-language pathologists or audiologists with implementation of treatment plans, materials, outstanding team participation or excellence in the provision of patient and client care.

 

CJSLPA Editor's Award

Annually recognizes the best paper published in the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. SAC membership is not a requirement.

 

National Clinical Certification Exam Award

Awarded annually to the SAC member in each profession who attains the highest score on the clinical certification exam.

 

Questions?

Contact Emily Banzet, Manager, Communications and Marketing, by phone (1.800.259.8519 x 251) or by email (emily@sac-oac.ca).