Each year, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) leads an initiative to raise public awareness about the work of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants and to increase knowledge regarding communication health issues.

This May, people across Canada are using #communicateawareness on social media as part of a Speech and Hearing Month campaign led by the Pan-Canadian Alliance of speech-language pathology and audiology associations (PCA). To participate, just follow these 3 easy steps:

Step One:

Think of a message you want to communicate. For example:

  • Do you want to raise awareness about a communication health issue?
  • What is your experience working with a speech-language pathologist, audiologist or communication health assistant?
  • Are you a communication health professional? What is a highlight of your profession?

 Step Two: 

Spread the word by posting your message, photo or video to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram using #communicateawareness.

 Step Three:

Tag SAC and/or your provincial association to share your #communicateawareness message with the community. To help spread the word, invite others to take the challenge.

 For an additional challenge:

To further raise awareness about the importance of communication, in all of its forms, you can take the #communicateawaress challenge. The challenge is to find a way to communicate your message — or complete a simple interaction, such as ordering coffee — without using your voice.   

You could:

Click on the image below for a quick, shareable primer on how you can participate in the #communicateawareness campaign!To download #communicateawareness images to share on social media, please click on the appropriate link below: