Government Relations

SAC is a member-driven organization that supports, promotes and elevates the professions of our members. Our members are why we exist. When you're an SAC member, you can focus on your work knowing that we are there supporting and advocating for you, every day. 


Your National Voice

With more than 6,200 members across the county, our numbers do the talking. As the only national organization passionately supporting and representing speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants inclusively, we are able to advocate effectively and fiercely for you, bringing a stronger voice to negotiations, advocacy and policy discussions.

Our national mandate means that our efforts to raise the profile of your profession are heard across the country. We bring the voices of our members and associates to Parliament Hill, speaking out on pertinent communication health issues.

Click here to read SAC's Government Relations Plan


SAC in Action

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.

Recent advocacy initiatives include*:



To further amplify the voice of the professions, SAC is an active member of a number of advocacy groups and works collaboratively with other health care organizations to impact federal policy. These groups include:


Past Advocacy Initiatives

Please note that a few of these initiatives were published before our name change, when SAC was called the Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA).


If you have any comments, questions or suggestions on the initiatives we undertake on your behalf, we would love to hear from you.

Please remember: SAC's mandate is national; so, if you have suggestions related to provincial- or territorial-level initiatives, we recommend that you contact your provincial or territorial association first.