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TEMPLATE Welcome to SAC
Transcript of TEMPLATE Welcome to SAC
SAC Clinical Certification
Student associates benefit from exclusive preparation materials
Access to an exam prep webinar, which will include an in-depth Q&A session
offered annually to SAC student associates
in scholarships awarded to students at the Western in 2013/2014
Over the last 2 years,
recipients have been students at Western
Must be an SAC associate in order to qualify for scholarships
GIVE A BOOST TO YOUR RESUME!
Annual awards given out to students across Canada (cash prizes!)
Contribute an article to our online blog, or our national student newsletter (
Submit your research to the
Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology
Become a Student Rep or even the next
Volunteer on a committee
Regulatory bodies regulate the profession
Licensing is done provincially in Canada
8 provinces currently have regulatory bodies
You must register with a regulatory body in order to practice in your province
Regulatory bodies exist to
protect the public
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) in a Nutshell:
Exclusive Deals and Discounts
Group rates on Goodlife Fitness Memberships
50% off first year of full SAC membership after graduation
6 months of free liability insurance
What's in it for you?
SAC's staff and board are frequently meeting with politicians and decision makers
This fall we launched our Vote Communication Health Campaign to coincide with the federal election.
Our quarterly newsletter,
SAC in Action
We are members of several important healthcare coalitions including Canada's Health Action Lobby (HEAL)
Promoting Communication Health
National advertising campaigns to keep the public informed about communication health
Regular media coverage on important issues related to the professions
Numerous awareness initiatives (e.g. EHDI Report Card, Seniors Campaign, Speech & Hearing Month)
Advocating For the Professions
Highest professional standard as set by your peers
Over 4700 of our members are clinically certified
Many employers and organizations require SAC Clinical Certification
Over 91% of Western grads wrote the exam last year
Mutual Recognition Agreements with national associations in USA, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand
Only SAC members and associates are eligible to write exam (including Student Associates)
in total saving available
(one time payment for the duration of your studies)
SAC is a professional association
Our purpose is to support, promote and protect
We are your national voice on Parliament Hill
Membership generally is not required in order to practice
Regulatory Bodies vs. Professional Associations
What's the Difference?
Your Professional Association:
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
as a student and throughout
your entire career.
Your Association, Your Voice
La seule organisation nationale à représenter les orthophonistes, les audiologistes et les aides en santé de la communication, inclusivement.
Fondée en 1964
Over 6200 members and associates from across Canada and all over the world
Member and associate driven organization
Strengthening, supporting and uniting S-LPs, audiologists and communication health assistants for the good of the professions
Helping You Prepare
Biennial conference, regular workshops and many online opportunities to network with leading professionals
Funds earmarked for students to present at conference
Workshop in London last September with *** in attendance, including *** students.
What our Members Think
your professional best interests