SAC in Action

SAC ensures the voice of our members is heard on Parliament Hill.

We speak out on many topics every year, either in response to SAC Member feedback or as issues related to the professions arise. Learn more about SAC's advocacy efforts.

SAC in Action is our quarterly update on our advocacy activities. In this publication, you'll find photos and information about our meetings on The Hill, updates on our other advocacy work - off The Hill - and information on our press conferences and other media activities.

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SAC in Action is an open publication, available to members and to non-members alike.
We feel it is important that all clinicians working in speech-language pathology and audiology in Canada understand the value of having a national voice for their professions. We hope the information contained in SAC in Action will encourage others to add their voices to those of our members and help us become an even stronger advocate for your profession. Learn more about the value of SAC membership.

 

Latest Issues:


Winter 2021

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Response to COVID-19
  • Federal Advocacy
  • Federal Pre-Budget Submission
  • Speech-Language Pathology Services in Schools
  • Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Services in Long-Term Care
  • New Resource on Unilateral Hearing Loss in Children
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership Update


Summer 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Response to COVID-19
  • Advocacy with Provincial Governments
  • Federal Advocacy
  • New Resource on Service Delivery Models in Schools
  • Speech and Hearing Month Update
  • FHP Update

 

Winter 2020

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Submission to the BC Government
  • Disability Tax Credit Tip Sheets
  • Speech-Language Pathology Services in Schools Working Group
  • Communication Health Assistant Info Sheet
  • Speech and Hearing Month Update
  • Advocacy with the Regina Catholic School Board
  • World Hearing Forum
  • Outreach to Federal Politicians
  • Building Connections with Like-minded Associations
  • FHP Update

 

Fall 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • 2019 Vote Communication Health Campaign
  • New ASD Guidelines
  • World Hearing Forum
  • New Resource on Supplementary Health Insurance
  • NIHB Now Accepting Recommendations and Assessment Reports from S-LPs
  • Advocacy with the Regina Catholic School Board
  • Pre-Budget Submission
  • FHP Update

 

Summer 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Launch of 2019 EHDI Report Card
  • National Dementia Strategy
  • Federal Accessibility Act 
  • Speech and Hearing Month 2019
  • New Advocacy Resources
  • Recognition of the Professions in Parliament
  • Upcoming Advocacy Campaign for 2019 Federal Election
  • Supporting Members and Associates in Manitoba and Newfoundland and Labrador
  • International Communication Project at the United Nations
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership Update

 

Winter 2019

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Update on the Medical Device Single Audit Process
  • New Report from The International Communication Project
  • Update from the Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force
  • Update from the Canadian IDDSI Expert Reference Group
  • National Dementia Strategy
  • May is Speech and Hearing Month
  • Building Connections with Like-minded Associations
  • Update on Federal Accessibility Act Legislation
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership Q and A's

 

Fall 2018

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Launch of The Canadian Way 2.0
  • Submission to House of Commons Committee on Long-term Care on Reserve
  • Input into Federal Palliative Care Framework
  • ASD Awareness
  • Update on Federal Accessibility Legislation
  • 2019 Federal Pre-Budget Submission
  • Letter to Manitoba Health Minister on New Healthcare Blueprint
  • International Communication Project Update
  • IDDSI Implementation Committee
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership Q and A

 

Summer 2018

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • National Dementia Conference
  • New Federal Accessibility Legislation
  • Outreach to National Media on the Role of Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Speech and Hearing Month Advocacy
  • Opportunity to Provide Input into a National Palliative Care Framework
  • Post-budget Breakfast
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership Q and A's

 

Winter 2018

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Official Statement on Facilitated Communication
  • New Advocacy Tools 
  • Meeting with Senior Officials at the Public Health Agency
  • May is Speech and Hearing Month
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership Q and A's now available

 

Fall 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Testimony at House of Commons Standing Committee 
  • Consultation on Federal Accessibility Legislation
  • 2018 Federal Budget Submission
  • Partnership with Carleton University Students
  • Meetings with Senior Officials at Health Canada
  • SAC Expresses Serious Concerns Regarding Cuts to Winnipeg Outpatient Services
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership
  • Submission to Canadian Poverty Reduction Strategy
  • HEAL Meeting with Provincial Health Ministers

 

Summer 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Speech and Hearing Month Advocacy on Parliament Hill
  • Dysphagia Position Statement and Support for IDDSI
  • Job Losses in Saskatchewan
  • SAC Advocates for Increased Investment in S-LP Services
  • Federal Healthcare Partnership
  • New Advocacy Tools on the Role of S-LPs and Audiologists in End-of-Life Care
  • Post-Budget Breakfast With Rona Ambrose

 

Winter 2017

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IN THIS ISSUE:

  • Don't Tax My Health Benefits Campaign
  • Demand a Plan for a New National Health Accord
  • Funding for S-LP and Audiology Services for First Nations and Inuit Peoples Ad Hoc Committee
  • May is Speech and Hearing Month
  • Response to Staffing Changes at Health PEI
  • Updated Disability Tax Credit Tip Sheets
  • Vital Signs-A Checkup on the National Health Accord