Congratulations to the 2023 SAC Awards Recipients

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Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) is proud to announce the winners of the 2023 Awards and Recognition Program! SAC would like to thank the recipients this year for their immense contribution to their professions and communities.

Eve Kassirer Award for Lifetime Achievement

Kim Lawlor
Kim Lawlor, S-LP

Kim Lawlor is Registered Speech-Language Pathologist in Newfoundland and Labrador with an interest in oral language development and stuttering. Kim has focused on collaborative partnerships with educators, government agencies and community organizations during her 30 years working in the education system. She currently works as a Program Specialist for the Newfoundland and Labrador English School District where she is the provincial team lead for Speech-Language Pathology.

André Lafargue Mentorship Award

Sandrine Umunoza
Sandrine Umunoza, S-LP

Sandrine Umunoza is a bilingual speech therapist of Rwandan origin with her own successful multidisciplinary private practice called the Cabinet d’orthophonie l’Envol. With three offices in Gatineau (QC), Sandrine’s practice continues to grow year after year. She has been collaborating with indigenous communities for over 10 years in the North Shore of Quebec to better serve their communication, language, and learning needs.

CJSLPA Editor's Award

Normative Indicators of Language Development in Québec French at 54, 60, and 66 Months of Age: Results of the ELLAN Study

The team of Audette Sylvestre, Mélissa Di Sante, Catherine Julien, Caroline Bouchard, Vincent Martel-Sauvageau, and Jean Leblond are the recipients of the 2023 CJSLPA Editor’s Award for the French article titled in translation Normative Indicators of Language Development in Québec French at 54, 60, and 66 Months of Age: Results of the ELLAN Study.

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