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Developmental Language Disorder An OSLA Working Paper- Now In French!
Access the Working Paper
French translation now available! 

The Ontario Government's Plan to Transform Ontario's Health Care System
For the Official News Release and Background Information:

More comprehensive information is and will continue to be shared with OSLA members through member commun...

How Your OSLA Membership Works for YOU!
 How your Membership Savings add up

OSLA Welcomes New Executive Director, Kelly Murray
OSLA is pleased to announce the appointment of Kelly Murray, M.B.A., B.Ed. as the Executive Director of the Association effective August 20, 2018.

Patient Friendly Guideline for Concussion/ mTBI and Persistent Symptoms
Patients often say they can’t find easily understood information when their concu...

U of T's 60th Anniversary Event


On June 1st, 2018, the University of Toronto’s Department of Speech-Language Pathology celebrated 60 years of lead...

PRO-RATED Membership Renewal for 2018-2019
The new membership year began on April 1st.  If you have not renewed your m...

GOS-E New Criteria for Catastrophic and Non Catastrophic ABI

SLP GOS-E Guidelines for CCD Interpretation: Brief Intro


OSLA is seeking an Executive Director

Ontario Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologi...

Scope of practice bill re-introduced in Legislature
The private members bill Removing Barriers in Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act ...

Say It, Hear It, Now - Theme for Speech and Hearing Month
The awareness campaign launched in late February will continue to run through to the end of May, and will be OSLA's  primary theme for Speech...

Say It, Hear It, Now Campaign launched

OSLA's awareness campaign on enha...

Provide input to include Communication in Federal Accessibility Legislation
Communication Disabilities Access Canada is collecting information about communication access that will be used to inform the Government of Canada in the development of ...

OSLA met with HPRAC Chair to discuss ABA Practitioners
OSLA consults with the Chair of the Health Professional Regulatory Advisory Board

Press Release: Ontario's Fair Auto Insurance Plan
Please click here to read the Ministry of Finance's Press Release.

HPRAC seeking input on ABA
HPRAC is inviting individuals and organizations to provide feedback regarding Applied Behaviour Analysis practitioners related to ABA interventions and possible oversigh...

Sheila MacDonald Published in Brain Injury Journal
Please click here to read more. 

September 22nd is DLD Day!
Click here to learn more.

The Protecting Patients Act, 2017
The Essentials for Regulated Health Professionals

Robert Kroll Announces Retirement
Congratulations and best wishes from OSLA!

Call for Nominations for OSLA Board of Directors 2017-2020
Nominations must be received by September 7, 2017. Join the OSLA Board of Directors.

News: Ontario Enhancing Emergency Services Across the Province
Click here to read the news release.   

OSLA's 2017 May Month Activities
Click here to read about OSLA's May Month Activities!

Tax Tips for Parents of Children with Special Needs via Children's Treatment Network
Click here to read important tax tips from the Children's Treatment Network.

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


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

OSLA's Three 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

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 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!

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.

PRO-RATED Membership Renewal for 2018-2019

OSLA Welcomes Kelly Murray as New Executive Director
We're very pleased to announce that Kelly Murray will be stepping up as OSLA's Next Executive Director starting Monday August 20th.

OSLA Will be Working with Ontario's New Government
When and where you need it!
GOS-E Information for ABI- Catastrophic vs. Non Catastrophic

SLP GOS-E Guidelines for CCD Interpretation: Brief Intro



Private Members Bill Reintroduced!  Removing Barriers ini Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Act, 2018 has been reintroduce as Bill 35 i...

Removing Barriers in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology Act, 2018
This bill was originally introduced in the last session of the Legislature and 'died on the order paper' when that session was prorogued.  MP...

Ontario Autism Program Webinar for Practitioners
The Ministry of Children and Youth Services invites you to participate in a webinar to discuss the OAP, program enhancements that became effective on January 15, 2018, w...

Recap of OSLA's First Autism Conference
written by Alexandra Annibale, Student Representative on the OSLA Board of Directors

OSLA 2017 Awards of the Association - CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS
Nominate a colleague for the Honours of the Association, Contribution or Partnership Award for 2017.

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....

Why Membership Matters: A Message From Our President
Click here to read a letter by OSLA president Rex Banks about the value of membership. 

Live Webinar or In-Person Attendance available for Nothing Left Unsaid: The Role of the S-LP in Palliative Care
We encourage you to attend in person, as this workshop will be highly interactive and the networking is always a bonus for your Professional Development  Howev...

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