Benefits

As a membership-driven organization, SAC strives to serve our members and associates.

Member Benefits

Programs, Resources and Services

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.

Government Relations

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).

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SAC members and associates can purchase $5 million in professional liability insurance for only $55 per year through our partnership with BMS. BMS has expanded their offerings to include $2 million in coverage for only $50 per year. This coverage can cost up to $700 a year for non-SAC members and associates!

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From workshops, webinars and webcasts, there’s a variety of professional development resources available for our members.

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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.

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SAC’s 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.

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Explore our wide variety of journals and publications to help further your work, including our award-winning blog.

Journal Access 

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Speech-Language & Audiology Canada’s Mentorship Program is a program that connects students and new graduates with experienced speech-language pathologists and audiologists.

Learn About Our Mentorship 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.

Awards and Recognition Program

Every year, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) awards scholarships to student associates pursuing careers in communication health through our SAC Scholarship Program.  

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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.

All Grants

There are many exclusive programs and discounts available to SAC members and associates.

See Our Discount and Benefit Program

Why Join SAC

SAC provides the resources you need to stay current and connected to your community.

Public Awareness and Advocacy

SAC works hard to promote the important role S-LPs, audiologists and communication health assistants play in the Canadian healthcare and education systems.

Exclusive Membership Discounts

We continually negotiate new exclusive discounts and benefits for our membership, including discounts on gym memberships, insurance packages and travel.

SAC Professional Development

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.

Find a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist

SAC’s Find a Speech-Language Pathologist or Audiologist directory is a geo-targeted, web-based tool that allows Canadians to find communication health professionals in their community.

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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When you’re an SAC member or associate, you can focus on your work knowing that we are supporting and representing you, every day.
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