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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

Cultural Competence: Providing Inclusive Services to the LGBTQ+ Population

The language used in the description reflects the language of the session.

The recording for this live session will be available for viewing until May 27, 2022 only.


Vincent Bourassa Bédard, MPO, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal; Geneviève Meloni, MSc, PhD Candidate, Université de Montréal; Emma St-Laurent-Roberge, MPO, Centre de services scolaires Marie-Victorin.

Speech-Language & Audiology Canada’s (SAC, 2016) Code of Ethics states that its members should demonstrate acceptance toward their patients regardless of their sexual orientation or gender. However, recent studies in speech-language pathology show that most clinicians are not knowledgeable enough about LGBTQ+ issues. This issue leads to inequities in service access, meaning that the LGBTQ+ community do not always seek the needed care because of past negative experiences or fear of homophobic/transphobic comments. Through case studies, this workshop is specifically designed for all S-LPs so they can feel better equipped to provide inclusive services for all clients.



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+)