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

May 24, 2017: Speech-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, 2016: Speech-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, 2016: New progress report reveals that many Canadian provinces and territories still lack adequate child hearing health programs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 24, 2014: Canada 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, 2013: CASLPA Applauds New Budget’s Support of Canada’s Aboriginal Communities 

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

October 15, 2012: Autism 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, 2010: Infection 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, 2008: CASLPA Calls On Prime Minister for Action on Noisy Toys — Association Comments on New Product Safety Legislation

December 17, 2007: CASLPA Comments on Consumer Safety Action Plan

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

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