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Transcript of TEMPLATE Welcome to SAC

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada
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,
10 scholarship
recipients have been students at Western

Must be an SAC associate in order to qualify for scholarships

Annual awards given out to students across Canada (cash prizes!)

Contribute an article to our online blog, or our national student newsletter (
Student Speak

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
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
($400 value)

50% off first year of full SAC membership after graduation
($140 value)

6 months of free liability insurance
($325 value)
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
Public Awareness
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

Internationally recognized

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)

OVER $850
in total saving available
(one time payment for the duration of your studies)
Get Certified!
Networking Opportunities
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.
for only
What our Members Think
your professional best interests
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