SAC works hard to promote the important role S-LPs, audiologists and communication health assistants play in the Canadian healthcare and education systems. Each year, we produce various resources and tools to empower our members and associates to help spread the word about their professions. We have also embarked on numerous advertisement campaigns and regularly represent communication health issues on Parliament Hill.
SAC’s Professional Development Program provides quality professional development opportunities for audiologists, speech-language pathologists and communication health assistants. In addition to SAC Conferences and The SAC Audiology Event, we offer a number of in-person workshops and web-learning opportunities throughout the year. All online SAC PD is FREE for members and associates. We also publish the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CJSLPA).
SAC members and associates can purchase $5 million in professional liability insurance for only $53 per year through our partnership with BMS. BMS has expanded their offerings to include $2 million in coverage for only $48 per year. This coverage can cost up to $700 a year for non-SAC members and associates!
Many of us take our ability to communicate for granted, but the ability to speak, hear and be heard is much more vital to our everyday lives than most of us realize. For those who have difficulty communicating, everyday interactions can pose significant challenges. A communication disorder may prevent an individual from performing well at work, asking for help, hearing instructions at school or even saying ‘I love you’.
Each year, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) dedicates the month of May to raising public awareness about communication health. We work to highlight the importance of early detection and intervention in the treatment of communication disorders, and the role that our members and associates play in helping people overcome and/or manage them.
Both audiologists and speech-language pathologists help people who are struggling with communication disorders. If you, or someone you know, is struggling with speech, communication, listening and/or language skills, help is available.
SAC’s NEW Certification Program takes a modernized approach to certification, and allows members to demonstrate to employers and the general public their commitment to life-long learning. As a long-standing professional designation, SAC Certification is recognized and well-respected in Canada and internationally. SAC Certification is a voluntary program and not a requirement for SAC membership, however most SAC members chose to pursue SAC Certification. SAC Certified members may use the S-LP(C) or Aud(C) credential after their name.
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.
Launched in 2007, SAC’s Clinical Research Grants aim to increase the clinical evidence base in the fields of speech-language pathology and audiology in Canada. Each year, SAC may award up to two grants of $5,000 each.
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) is the premier national association representing speech-language pathologists (SLPs), audiologists and communication health assistants inclusively. As a membership-driven association, SAC values the perspectives of our membership about the programs and services we offer. SAC conducted an online survey using the SurveyMonkey platform from March 9 to March 29, 2021. The survey consisted of 51 questions about SAC’s programs and services. SAC members and associates received the survey by email in English or French. The survey was also shared on social media and the SAC website. SAC is pleased to make available the key findings of this survey.
SAC provides the resources you need to stay current and connected to your community.
From FREE online professional development and FREE journal access to targeted discount programs and ongoing advocacy work related to the professions, we exist to help you in your career and to further the professions in Canada.
Members and associates can build meaningful connections online through the use of communities.
SAC works hard to promote the important role S-LPs, audiologists and communication health assistants play in the Canadian healthcare and education systems.
We are the only national organization passionately supporting and representing speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants inclusively.
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We are proud to offer exclusive programs and discounts to our SAC members and associates. Below are just a few of our offerings.
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