Latest May Month News

Take the #communicateawareness challenge!

Beginning May 1, 2017, take the #communicateawareness challenge! 1. Think of a message you want to communicate. (For example, ordering something in a restaurant, asking for help in a store or sending well wishes to a friend.) The challenge is to find a way to communicate your message without using your speaking voice. You could: […]

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MP Francesco Sorbara delivers statement recognizing Speech and Hearing Month

On May 11th, Francesco Sorbara, MP for Vaughan-Woodbridge, gave a statement in the House of Commons recognizing Speech and Hearing Month. Click here to see the statement.

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SAC Board Members Meet with Members of Parliament on Parliament Hill

On May 8th, SAC Board Members Jerri-Lee Mackay, Jennifer O'Donnell and Colleen Braun-Janzen, along with SAC staff members, met with federal Members of Parliament  in Ottawa. In a series of meetings on Parliament Hill, SAC representatives and MPs discussed the importance of communication health, with an emphasis on the crucial role communication health professionals play […]

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Hon. Terry Mercer Highlights Speech & Hearing Month in the Senate

On May 2nd, the Honourable Terry Mercer gave a statement recognizing Speech and Hearing Month. Senator Mercer, encouraged participation in the #communicateawareness challenge, citing the importance of raising awareness of communication health issues. The Hon. Mercer, who wears hearing aids, also touched on his personal experience with hearing loss and encouraged his fellow senators to […]

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Ontario MPP Bill Walker Delivers Statement Celebrating Speech & Hearing Month

On May 1st, Bill Walker, MPP (Bruce—Grey—Owen Sound), delivered a statement in support of Speech and Hearing Month at the Ontario Legislature. As the Progressive Conservative Critic for Seniors, Long-Term Care and Accessibility, Walker highlighted how communication health directly influences quality of life. He also recognized the essential role that speech-language pathologists and audiologists play […]

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Let’s Get Started!

It's time to officially kick off Speech and Hearing Month 2017! Still looking for ways to mark Speech and Hearing Month? Here's our top three suggestions: 1. SOCIAL MEDIA One of the best ways you can help promote Speech and Hearing Month is by sharing our social media posts using the #maymonth hashtag and contributing to […]

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2017 Resources are Now Available!

For Speech and Hearing Month 2017, we are pleased to share with members and associates two new posters: one focusing on dysphagia, the other on classroom acoustics. We encourage you to post these resources in your office, clinic, classroom or hallway and share them with your friends and colleagues. To access the posters, and for information on downloading the full size […]

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2017 Speech and Hearing Month Is Coming!

Speech and Hearing Month is almost here! This year, SAC will continue to raise awareness about communication health and the critical role communication health professionals play in assessing and treating communication disorders. We have created new resources focusing on dysphagia and classroom acoustics, which will available in our resource library along with all of our previous posters and […]

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