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1:00 PM – 2:30 PM EDT

Discussion on the Impact of Systemic Racism in Speech-Language Pathology

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Laurence Charest, MScS, Centre de Services Scolaire de la Pointe-de-l'Île; Adalie Le Nguyen, MPO, Conseil Cri de la Santé et des Services Sociaux de la Baie James; Sandrine Umunoza, MScS, O(C), Cabinet d’orthophonie l’Envol.

This conference will discuss the impacts of direct and systemic racism in speech-language pathology through the presentation of the report from the Antiracism Action Group in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology. This report is based on studies in speech-language pathology, health science, reports from Statistics Canada and testimonials from speech-language pathologists (S-LP), as well as S-LP and audiology students studying in Québec. We will also offer action points and recommendations for our community to implement inclusive practices to validate ethnocultural differences. Attendees will learn how to become better allies, whether they work in universities, schools, health services or the private sector.



Intended Audience

Speech-Language Pathologists, Communication Health Assistants, Students

Age Group(s)

Pre-School (0-4), School Aged (5-17), Adult (18-64), Senior (65+)