November 2021

2022 Renewal is OPEN

One week left to avoid the administration fee!

Before you start your renewal ...

If you are using an employer email address to log into the ACSLPA member portal, please change to using a personal email address. ACSLPA has been informed that due to changes to some employers' email filers, many of our members are not receiving important regulatory information, such as notifications about changes to required Standards of Practice and renewal notices. Please pass this information onto colleagues in case they have not been receiving email from ACSLPA.

Click here for the 6 easy steps to change your email BEFORE you start or AFTER you finish your renewal. It is not possible to change your email address during renewal.
ACSLPA's online renewal system is open for 2022 Registration Renewals - renew by December 1 to avoid an administration fee.

NEW: Renewal Video now available.
You will NOT be asked to submit a CCP goal for 2022 at renewal!

ACSLPA Insights

New for November ...
Are you wondering how the new legislative updates are going to affect the College?

As legislation evolves the mandate for Alberta's Health Colleges, including ACSLPA, also evolves. This article will focus on Bill 46 and the clear lines that have been drawn between the activities of regulatory colleges and professional associations.

To read the article, click here ...

Job Postings at ACSLPA

ACSLPA is looking to fill 2 positions. If you are interested, please click on the link(s) below and follow the application process. Please email if you have any questions.

Council Updates - November 20, 2021

  • In accordance with ACSLPA’s bylaws (9.16.2), Council appointed Joanne Richer Fodchuk, R.SLP to fill the Council position vacated by Andrea Benoit when she resigned on September 7th. Joanne is a past President of Council whose most recent term with council ended in December 2020.
  • Nicole Baumback was elected to the position of Council President and Claire Silvera to the position of Vice-President for 2022 by acclamation.
  • The 2022 ACSLPA Business Plan and Budget was approved. This document will be posted to the website soon.
  • The Pediatric Amplification Protocol was approved and adopted. The protocol will be posted to the website soon and sent out to Audiologists in a separate mail.
  • ACSLPA’s new Vaccination Policy was presented to Council. This Occupational Health and Safety policy requires all ACSLPA staff to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by January 1st unless they are unable to be vaccinated due to reasons protected by the Alberta Human Rights Act. The policy also applies to volunteers, service providers and visitors attending the ACSLPA offices or an ACSLPA event for more than 15 minutes, but non-staff have the option of a negative Covid-19 test result (test criteria consistent with Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program). All reasonable efforts will be made to offer virtual options for volunteers’ participation in meetings. If you have any questions about this new ACSLPA policy, please call the office for more information.

Anti-Racism and Anti-Discrimination Advisory
(ARADA) Committee

On November 10, 2021, ACSLPA presented the Lunch and Learn webinar Anti-Racist Service Delivery: Foundations for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists featuring Sharia Ali and Tegan Hyrciw. This was an introductory webinar on anti-racist service delivery. It introduced key terms and concepts used in the anti-racism and equity discourse, and guided participants through how oppression, racism, and discrimination impacts the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology.

To view the webinar in its entirety, please click here.

Lunch & Learn Webinar - December 9!

ACSLPA Members book your spot for
ACSLPA's ‘Lunch and Learn Professional Development’ Webinar!
ACSLPA Standards and Guidelines:
What Members Need to Know about the 'Virtual Care' Guideline

Thursday, December 9, 2021 @ Noon
Sharia Ali, ACSLPA Interim SLP Practice Advisor
Cheryl Blair, ACSLPA Audiology Practice Advisor

This session will be devoted to the recently approved Virtual Care Guideline.

This session will highlight:
  • changes incorporated into the revised guideline;
  • rationale for why the changes have been made; and
  • responsibilities of SLP and Audiology regulated members
    when providing virtual care.
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ACSLPA Reminders ...

  • Changes to ACSLPA website: With the recent changes to the HPA, ACSLPA will need to make the following adjustments in January 2022:
    • discontinue the online Employment job board;
    • discontinue the non-ACSLPA events section on the ACSLPA website; and
    • discontinue sharing clinical research opportunities through our

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