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August, 2017: Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists are Regulated in Saskatchewan

Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists are regulated in Saskatchewan (The Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists Act, 1992).

The Saskatchewan Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists’ (SASLPA) goal is to “license, regulate and guide the practice of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists in the interest of the public”.

Regulating in the public interest means making sure that all Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists work with the public in a safe and ethical way. SASLPA does this by:

  1. Setting rules for who can have a licence to work as an audiologist or speech-language pathologist.  For example, members must have at least a Master’s degree in Audiology or Speech-Language Pathology;
  2. Setting rules and guidelines for the members to follow.  For example:
    1. Code of Ethics;
    2. Rules of professional conduct;
    3. Standards of practice; and
    4. Continuing competency rules.
  3. Keeping a list with the names and work information of members.  The public can ask to see this list.
  4. Looking into complaints about members.
  5. Carrying out discipline when members do not follow the rules for ethical and safe practice.

June, 2017: AIT Replaced

The Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) entered into effect on July 1, 2017, replacing the Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT). The CFTA incorporates all AIT elements requiring that workers in regulated occupations be able to work anywhere in Canada without having to undergo significant additional training, experience, examinations or assessment. For more information, including a news release, backgrounder, and technical briefing deck, please see the CFTA Announcement. If you have any questions regarding the labour mobility provisions under the CFTA contact your Labour Mobility Coordinator. In the near future, we will be updating documents on this website to reflect the CFTA.

Excerpt from the “Labour Mobility Coordinating Group” website, More information regarding the Canadian Free Trade Agreement (CFTA) can be found here.

May, 2017: Lunch and Learn Webinars

Recorded webinars are available on the SASLPA website in the Members Only Section.
Ethics: recorded on February 3rd, 2017 available now.
Listening & Spoken Language Development: Working with children who are deaf or hard of hearing: March 10th, 2017 coming soon.
Alternative & Augmentative Communication for Adults: April 28th, 2017, available now.

November, 2016: Mission, Vision, Values Poster

The SASLPA Mission, Vision, and Values poster was developed to increase and improve communication with the public and can be posted in any public area. The poster is available here.

September, 2015: College vs Association

What’s the Difference Between a College and an Association?

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