American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) is a national association that consists of audiologists, speech-language pathologists, audiology and speech-language pathology support workers, speech-language-hearing scientists, and students. Through advocation for members, creating practice guidelines and supporting their members, they hope to have a world that allows all people to engage in effective communication.
College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASPLO)
The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASPLO) is a regulatory body responsible for the protection of Ontarians. CASPLO is responsible for setting education standards for entering the profession and ethical guidelines for the practice of audiology and speech-language pathology. Additionally, CASPLO provides a channel for persons who feel that a professional has not met regulatory standards. In order to protect the public, CASPLO aims to ensure the competency and ethicality of its members.
Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA)
The Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) is the provincial organization that advocates for the speech-language pathologists and audiologists of Ontario. In addition to educating the public about the importance of communication, hearing and swallowing to one’s health and wellness, OSLA aims to ensure that speech-language pathologists and audiologists are accessible to all Ontarians.
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC)
Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) is a national organization that consists of speech-language pathologists, audiologists and communication health assistants. They advocate and support their members in hopes to better the communication health for Canadians.
The Aphasia Institute is a Canadian centre that helps people learn to live well with aphasia. They teach persons with aphasia how to develop new communication methods and also partake in the research and education of aphasia. The Aphasia Institute aspires to give hope to those with aphasia and create a Canada where there are no barriers to living successfully with aphasia.
Montfort – Institut du Savoir | A Knowledge Institute (ISM-Research)
Montfort – Institut du Savoir | A Knowledge Institute (ISM-Research) is focused on improving the health of Canadians, especially Francophones. Through the usage of collaborative research programs (which focuses on the needs of all those involved in healthcare) ISM-Research hopes to become Canada’s leading research institute for organizing services, as well as preventing, detecting and treating physical and mental illnesses.
Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI)
The Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) aspires to bring hope to its patients through research that allows for effective and innovative care. Their research is drawn from compassion for patients and their families. Through its affiliations with other institutes, the OHRI also aims to facilitate in the translation of research to clinical practice.
University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI)
The University of Ottawa Brain and Mind Research Institute (uOBMRI) is a group of researchers and clinical scientists concentrated on brain and mind health. In hopes of becoming a world-renowned neuroscience centre for the treatment of brain disorders, the uOBMRI assists in the translation of research by connecting researchers and clinicians from various hospitals, institutes and facilities. The institute focuses on the research and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, stroke, mental health, neuromuscular disease, memory loss and concussions. The uOBMRI is also dedicated to increasing awareness and educating those in the greater Ottawa region about brain and mind health.
Foundations & Organizations
Heart and Stroke, Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery
In association with the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Canadian Partnership for Stroke Recovery is the world’s leading partner for stroke recovery. By providing research and collaborative opportunities, they aim to address/solve the struggles of persons post-stroke, bring forth novel and impactful information to the research community, and increase the quality of life post-stroke.
Parkinson Canada is a charitable organization that is committed to increasing the quality of life for Canadians living with Parkinson’s Disease (PD). In addition to advocating for those living with PD on both federal and provincial levels, they support and educate PD patients, their families and healthcare professionals. Furthermore, Parkinson Canada funds research that aspires to discover better treatments, and potentially the cure, for PD.