Benefits of Joining SAC
What is SAC?
SAC is a member-driven organization that supports, promotes and elevates the professions of our members and associates.
Our members and associates are why we exist. When you're an SAC student associate, you can focus on your studies knowing that we are there supporting and fighting for you, every day.
Why Join SAC?
It is never too early to become a part of your professional community. Make valuable connections early in your career by being a part of the largest community network of S-LP and audiology professionals in Canada.
students enrolled in professional speech-language pathology and/or audiology graduate programs, or speech-language pathologists and audiologists enrolled as full-time students in masters-level and/or doctoral-level studies related to the two disciplines. So, the sooner you become an associate, the more time you'll have to reap the benefits.
Top 10 Reasons to Join SAC
As a SAC member, you are eligible (though not required) to earn SAC Certification. Show potential employers you're the kind of person who goes the extra mile. Learn more
$36,000 in scholarship funding awarded annually. Learn more
Apply to present at the SAC conference (and get funding to help pay your way!)
- Student Fund.
SAC students are supported through their schools. The more student associates your school recruits, the more SAC Student Fund money your school is eligible for. You can apply to use this funding for workshops, speakers, student resources and more.
- Discounts. GoodLife Fitness, thePersonal, Perkopolis, and more! Learn more
- Student Voice.
Students are the future of the professions. Our student associates are the future of the association; which is why we care what you think. As an SAC student associate, you have the opportunity to guide your national professional association by volunteering for committees, as a university Student Rep or even running to be the next Director-Student, a position on the SAC Board of Directors. Learn more.
- Graduation Gifts!
At SAC, we want to do whatever we can to smooth your transition out of school and into your profession. Which is why we offer new-grad discounts to our graduating student associates:
- Half-price on SAC member fees for your first year as a full member or associate by renewing as a New Practitioner
- You are eligible for up to a year of free professional liability insurance as an SAC student associate. After that, you decide if you want to keep it or not (no pressure!)
- International Mobility
We have negotiated mutual recognition agreements for SAC Clinically Certified speech-language pathologists. These agreements mean that, if you ever wish to work in one of our partner countries, we've already taken the first step for you. Learn more
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