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Newsroom Archive

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Spotlight on Invisible Disabilities In-person Consultations (Toronto and Vancouver)
To register for the Consultations in Toronto and Vancouver, click here.



New Patrick Brown Ad Speaks about his Speech Impediment
Click here to watch the video.   

OSLA's Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs
Read OSLA's submission, which recommends that the Government expand the Infant Hearing Program as well as the scopes of practice for SLPs and Audiologists. 



OSLA's Annual Advocacy Day: The Student Perspective
Click here to read the article written by three first-year SLP students!



OSLA Annual Lobby Day a Success
On November 16th, OSLA held its annual Lobby Day



OSLA's Activities 2015-2016
Read about OSLA's advocacy and professional development activities over the past year.


Ontario Launching Pilot Project for Rural Health Hubs
News Release by Office of the Premier

Palliative Care at the End of Life
View Health Quality Ontario's new report on Palliative Care at the End of Life

CONSUMER ALERT!! CHANGES IN BENEFITS TO AUTO INSURANCE YOU MAY NOT BE FULLY PROTECTED

Insurance Brokers must advise clients that changes to accident benefits are coming June 1st 



OSLA's Five Year Strategic Plan
OSLA's new framework describes how three strategic priorities will guide our work.

Statement by Ontario's Minister of Health and Attorney General
Click here to view the latest statment on the Medical Assistance in Dying Legislation

CONSUMER ALERT!!! DIRECT SALE OF HEARING AIDS
New joint position statement on the direct-to-consumer sale of hearing aids

OSLA and Optometrists raise concerns over vision and hearing
OSLA and the Association of Optometrists are working together to address potential problems

Rehabilitative Care Alliance: Steering Committee Key Messages - April 2016
Click here to read the summary from the April 7 Rehabilitative Care Alliance Steering Committee Meeting 

OSLA Responds to New Autism Program
Click here to read OSLA's letter to the Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services.

APACTS response to Patients First
APACTS, the Alliance of Professional Associations for Community-Based Therapy Services recently provided input to the Patients First discussion. 

News: Ontario kids with autism aged 5 and older cut off gov't-paid therapy
Read the article published on cbc.ca on April 4, 2016 here. 

Minister Hoskins' Announcement for Health Care Reform
Read Minister Hoskins report on Patients First - reforming the way healthcare is delivered in Ontario.

News: Community Care Access Centres likely to be dismantled: Theresa Boyle
Read the article by Theresa Boyle in the Toronto Star, published November 6, 2015. 

Report: OSLA's Activities 2014-2015
Read OSLA's report on the association's activities over the last 12 months!   

Ontario Investing $7 Million in Small Hospitals Across the Province - News
June 20th announcement from the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Additional Funding for Patient Care, Closer to Home.
 

Ontario Saves $50 Million for Businesses by Reducing Red Tape - News Release
June 30th announcement from the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure mentions ADP changes.

Ontario Budget -Changes to Auto Insurance Benefits- Article
Read the article by Rogers Thomson, PIA Lawyers "A Catastrophic Ambush"

News - Ontario falling short on fixing home-care mess: Hepburn
Read the commentary by Bob Hepburn in the Toronto Star published on May 16, 2015. 

News - Crisis in Ontario health-care system deepens: Bob Hepburn
Read the commentary by Bob Hepburn at the Toronto Star published on Wednesday February 11, 2015. 

Order - Oral Language at Your Fingertips
Order your copy/copes of "Oral Language at Your Fingertips" in FRENCH or ENGLISH today while quantities last!

APACTS' Guide to Effective and Timely Use of Therapy Services in Homecare
Read APACTS' essential guide to promoting patient outcomes through team-based care. 

OSLA is Seeking Volunteers to be Advocates for Our Professions!
If you want to become an advocate for your profession in Ontario, please contact Bob Kanduth at bkanduth@osla.on.ca!

Insurer Examination Assessor Competency Profile List
For the general public, insurance companies, rehabilitation companies, lawyers, SLPs, etc. -- Click below to view list of OSLA members in this field of practice.

Seniors Pushed from Hospital Too Early - says OSLA
Click on the link to read the latest news on OSLA's hospital/home care campaign.


OSLA's Response to WSIB Changes to Hearing Aids for Injured Workers
Read OSLA's Letter to the WSIB CEO Tom Teahen to object to the recent changes to hearing aids and technologies

OSLA 2016 Awards of the Association - CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS
It is that time of year when we honour our colleagues who have made a significant contribution in the profession of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology.

New Concussion Materials Added to Public Resources
Click here to read brochures about concussions and how speech-language pathologists can help.



News: Budget kick-starts Wynne's 2018 re-election bid: Hepburn
The Toronto Star's Bob Hepburn comments on the 2016 Budget announcement, including increases to hospital funding.

News: We need to re-examine what medical services are paid for by government: Rotenberg
Click here to read the article by Brian W. Rotenberg's in the National Post, published on December 30, 2015.


Minister Hoskins' Remarks to the 2015 HealthAchieve Conference
Click here to read Minister Hoskins' Remarks to the 2015 HealthAchieve Conference.

News: Bloated Ontario health agencies to face the axes: Hepburn
Click here to read the article by Bob Hepburn in the Toronto Star, published November 8, 2015. 

OSLA Celebrates its 50th Anniversary!
On October 22, 2015 OSLA celebrated its 50th anniversary of representing, promoting, and supporting Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Ontario.

Ten Differences Between OSLA and CASLPO
The attached document below explains the differences between the Association and the regulatory College.

Ontario's Special Needs Strategy - for Children and Youth
View the presentation from the Ministries of Education, Health and Children and Youth Services from OSLA's event held February 23rd

News - Eric Hoskins' best chance to fix ailing health system: Bob Hepburn
Read the commentary by Bob Hepburn at the Toronto Star published on Wednesday, February 4th 2015. 

Recognition for Clinical Educators
In an effort to thank Clinical Educators the Ontario university programs has partnered with OSLA and are offering a $25 discount on Professional Development registr...


Pushed Out of Hospital; Abandoned at Home Hotline Report
Click HERE to read OSLA and the Ontario Council of Hospital Union's Report

Home and Community Care Review Expert Group
Home and Community Care Review Expert Group and their commitment to better home and community care for clients and patients. Read on....

OSLA's Accomplishments - Highlights from the Past Year
OSLA Annual General Meeting Report on our Accomplishments from the past year.
    
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