Awards Program

SAC's Awards and Recognition Program

The professions of speech-language pathology and audiology are constantly growing and advancing, and this couldn't be done without the tireless work of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants. 

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) recognizes the immense contribution our members and associates make to their professions and communities, and we want to celebrate this dedication and determination. 

SAC needs your help to recognize individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. Do you know a deserving colleague or fellow professional who goes above and beyond to contribute to their profession? 

Nominate them 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.

The nomination deadline is November 30, 2021.

Click an award name to jump to the description, criteria and nomination form.

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

André Lafargue 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

 

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.

Download the nomination form.

Make a nomination before November 30, 2021.
 

André Lafargue 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.

Download the nomination form.

Make a nomination before November 30, 2021.
 

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.

Download the nomination form.

Make a nomination before November 30, 2021.
 

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.
 

Questions?

Contact membership@sac-oac.ca

Click here to view the list of the 2020-21 winners.