05/07
Thursday
9:15 am - 10:45 am

Target Audiences
Speech-Language Pathology
Communication Health Assistant

Level
Intermediate

Time & Length of Session
Morning Sessions

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Professional Practice

The language used in the descriptions reflects the language of the sessions.

Canada’s population is diverse. Speech-language pathology as a profession must evolve to genuinely reflect this diversity and ensure that all individuals across the country have access to culturally competent and safe prevention, promotion, assessment and intervention services. The panel is comprised of four S-LP members of an SAC committee tasked with creating a diversity position statement. 

Learning objectives:

  • Understand the concepts of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Identify ways to make the professions more diverse, and how S-LPs can be more culturally competent.
  • Be able to explain what it means to provide culturally safe services, as well as how to counter systemic and attitudinal barriers to equitable services.


Moderator

  • Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird

Panelists:

  • Keara Boyce
  • Andrea Coke
  • Farha Hussain
Speaker

Elizabeth Kay-Raining Bird
PhD, S-LP(C)

Speaker

Keara Boyce
M.Sc. Candidate

Speaker

Andrea Coke
OCT, M.H.Sc., S-LP(C)

Speaker

Farha Hussain
M.Sc.A.