Archived News Releases

Archived news releases from Speech-Language & Audiology Canada. For media enquiries, please contact Emily Banzet, Manager of Communications and Marketing, at or 1-800-259-8519 x251.

Note: Many of these news releases were issued when Speech-Language & Audiology Canada was called the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA).


May 27, 2019: Speech-Language & Audiology Canada Welcomes Linda Rammage to the Role of SAC Chair

April 2, 2019: Latest report card reveals Canada still failing when it comes to infant hearing health

May 24, 2018Speech-Language & Audiology Canada Announces Colleen Braun-Janzen as New Chair

May 24, 2017Speech-Language & Audiology Canada Welcomes Jennifer O’Donnell as New Chair

May 1, 2017#CommunicateAwareness challenge highlights importance of communication to our daily lives

May 12, 2016Speech-Language & Audiology Canada announces new Chair

May 2, 2016#maymonthstories campaign inspires people to share personal videos on social media for Speech and Hearing Month

January 18, 2016New progress report reveals that many Canadian provinces and territories still lack adequate child hearing health programs

September 10, 2015Vote Communication Health! - Online Campaign Asks Political Parties to 'Step Up' and Make Communication Health an Election Issue

June 5, 2015Speech-Language & Audiology Canada announces Judy Schmidbauer as new Chair

May 1, 2015Communication Health and Aging: Reaching Out to Canada’s Seniors This May 

May 7, 2014Failure to invest in early communication health costs the federal government down the road: Speech-Language & Audiology Canada asks for leadership and action

May 5, 2014Speak, Hear and Be Heard: May is Speech and Hearing Month in Canada

March 25, 2014Over Half of Canadian Provinces and Territories Lacking When it Comes to Newborn Hearing Screening

February 5, 2014Complete Rebrand for a Major Canadian Association — CASLPA is now Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) 

January 24, 2014Canada Partners with International Coalition to Raise Awareness of Communication Disorders

September 26, 2013: CASLPA Recognized for Association Excellence — Association recognized with multiple high-profile awards at national conference

March 22, 2013CASLPA Applauds New Budget’s Support of Canada’s Aboriginal Communities 

December 13, 2012Have You Heard of Auditory Processing Disorder?

October 15, 2012Autism is Complex and Each Person Unique; Health Professionals Must Work Together 

September 7, 2012: Early Intervention Critical to Literacy, say Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

June 21, 2012: CASLPA Highlights Need for Health-Care Service Improvements on National Aboriginal Day

March 25, 2010Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Unveiled 

December 2009: CASLPA Receives National Recognition for Concerned About Classrooms Campaign 

January 16, 2009: Experts warn of learning problems associated with noise in classrooms

April 8, 2008CASLPA Calls On Prime Minister for Action on Noisy Toys — Association Comments on New Product Safety Legislation

December 17, 2007CASLPA Comments on Consumer Safety Action Plan

December 10, 2007Experts Warn of Noisy Toys — Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists Urge The Government to Review Toy Safety Legislation

October 2, 2006Audiologists Warn of Noisy Toy Dangers — Experts Say Awareness is Key to Preventing Hearing Damage in Children