SAC Saskatchewan

SAC-Saskatchewan is the advocacy branch for Speech-Language pathologists and Audiologists in Saskatchewan.

The purpose of the newly created provincial advocacy role in this province is to advance important priorities for our members. SAC is the voice for professional issues related to speech-language pathology and audiology in Saskatchewan.

SAC-Saskatchewan is supported and guided by Jennifer Cameron-Turley, S-LP (C) based in the province and connected to the SAC National office through technology and organizational support. 

The Provincial Managers will work with members in Saskatchewan to deliver provincial advocacy services and advocate for causes important to the professions. 

Staff will be supported directly though our national office, working with Bonnie Kirkwood, Manager, Government Relations and Advocacy. 

The national and provincial branches work together on common issues such as health, human resources, etc. Bonnie is also seasoned in Government Relations work and has been integral in recent impactful high-profile appearances SAC has obtained with key government committees.

We now have dedicated advocacy staff in three provinces who, in partnership with our national team, will help us develop and advance advocacy issues. Moving forward, thanks to this structure, we benefit in sharing our individual past successes and strategies for tackling specific issues. In addition, we will be able work together efficiently on new initiatives to enact widespread change.

In its annual budget, the Government of Saskatchewan announced the following:

“In addition to existing disciplines, the Government of Saskatchewan is investing $3.6 million this year in new opportunities for students to train in health sciences programs in the province. These include:  

  • Physician Assistant: a new two-year master’s program at the University of Saskatchewan will accept 20 students annually, beginning in fall 2025;
  • Speech Language Pathology: a new two-year master’s program at the University of Saskatchewan will accept 40 students annually, beginning in 2026-27;
  • Occupational Therapy: a new two-year master’s program at the University of Saskatchewan will accept 40 students annually, beginning in 2026-27; and 
  • Respiratory Therapy: a three-year diploma program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic will accept 20 students annually, beginning in Fall 2026.” 

SAC thanks the Government of Saskatchewan for investing in a Saskatchewan-based Speech-Language Pathology Program! This investment will be instrumental in attracting and retaining Saskatchewan students, will help engage current professionals in the province to ensure placement of S-LP students, will help drive SK-oriented research and interprofessional collaboration, and will help the people of Saskatchewan meet their communication and health needs.

2024 Advocacy plan

As the national association representing communication health professionals, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada is committed to highlighting the professions and to raising the profile of communications health in Canada.

Previous Advocacy Plans

2023 Advocacy Plan

Resources for Students and Professionals new to the province or moving to the province

SK Health Human Resources
Final Clinical Placement Bursary

Your Provincial Manager

Jennifer Cameron-Turley, S-LP (C)

Our provincial managers are supported through a Regional Advisory Committee (RAC).

The committee is your connection to issues in province and your dedicated group or representatives to support our work.

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