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CAASPR - Requst for Proposal

RFP Dated October 17 2018 - Mentorship Programs – Centralization and Capacity-Building Project for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists.

To review by November 13, 2018 12:00pm, click here.

Access Information About All 26 Health Colleges in Ontario

All Ontario health regulators have a list of the professionals they oversee.  This list is called the "public register."  You can check the registers to make sure that your healthcare professional is allowed to practise in Ontario. On our website, click 'Find an audiologist or speech-language pathologist' from the website landing page.

Learn more about how to find reliable information about health care professionals, your rights and more.

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Fraud Alert

Potential Scam Targeting Speech-Language Pathologists

The College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO) learned of a potential fraudulent scam targeting speech-language pathologists (SLPs).  It has been reported that SLPs in private practice are:

  • being contacted by an individual via email,
  • the individual is inquiring about the possibility of assessments and therapy sessions for four children,
  • the individual requests information about credit card payment options, and
  • the individual does not provide a phone number or verifiable identifiers.

The concern is that this may be a form of fraud in which an individual typically pre-pays for therapy sessions by credit card, then requests a refund before the payment is processed.  The credit card payment is then declined, but the SLP has already paid out the requested refund, leaving the SLP out-of-pocket. A similar fraudulent situation has been reported in the United States.

CASLPO is aware that the Ontario Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (OSLA) and Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) have also received similar concerns from their membership.

CASLPO advises members to be wary of this individual or other attempts to commit fraud.  Please report any such attempts to the College and/or as appropriate, the police, insurance providers, colleagues and professional associations.

We thank all those members in Ontario who immediately contacted the College in a pro-active way so that we could take appropriate action.

CAASPR Approves National Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Competency Profiles

The Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR), of which this College is a member, announced that the National Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Competency Profiles, in both official languages, were approved by the CAASPR Board at their meeting in Edmonton, Alberta on April 29, 2018.

The National Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Competency Profiles are a key component of CAASPR's Centralization and Capacity Building Project, a project funded by Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). The goal of this ambitious project is to harmonize the registration processes of audiologists and speech-language pathologists across the regulated jurisdictions in Canada to provide standardized outcomes, enhanced public safety, and improved labour mobility.

To access CAASPR's announcement, and to view the National Competency Profiles, please click here.

CASLPO Members - Are You Missing emails?

CASLPO works on the assumption that all of our members get all of our emails. Audiologists and speech-language pathologists are required to receive information from the College regarding registration renewal, Quality Assurance requirements, practice advice and other important College programs and updates.

To enable all important information from the College to reach you via email, be sure to:

  • Check your spam/junk folder
  • Add our domain (@caslpo.com) to your safe sender list (check Help for your individual email program).

We strive to keep communication relevant and to a minimum.  Thank you.

2017 CASLPO Annual Report

To review the report, click here.

CASLPO Executive Committee

The College has a new set of Officers and a new Executive Committee.  In accordance with the By-Laws of the College, the Council holds elections for Officers and the other members of the Executive Committee at its June meeting each year.  Any member of Council, whether an elected professional, an academic or a public member, may run for the Executive Committee.  All terms are for one year and members may be re-elected.

As a result of the election held by Council on June 8, 2018, Bob Kroll was re-elected as President.  Mr. Kroll, a Speech-Language Pathologist, represents District 6 (All Ontario).  

Elected Vice-President (Audiology) is Jennifer Anderson.  She represents District 5 (North-East Region).

Elected Vice-President (Speech-Language Pathology) is Tina D'Agnillo.  Ms. D'Agnillo represents District 3 (South-West Region).  

These three officers of the College are joined on the Executive Committee by Véronique Vaillancourt (AUD) representing District 1 (Eastern), Ruth Ann Penny (Public Member) and Melanie Moussa-Elaraby (Public Member).

For more information, visit our Elections page

Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators Introduces National Entry-to-Practice Examinations and National Competencies Profile

The Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR) announces an agreement with Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC) to develop and administer entry-to-practice examinations for the registered professions of audiology (AUD) and speech-language pathology (SLP) in Canada.

Click here to read the announcement

Join the College's Facebook Community

The College invites the public and CASLPO members to connect with us on our new Facebook page!

Visit the College's Facebook page at: 
www.facebook.com/CASLPO

Update on Major National Regulatory Projects

To learn more about the Canadian Alliance of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Regulators (CAASPR) “Centralization and Capacity Building Project”, click here for an overview and project deliverables detail.

For more information, visit www.caaspr.ca

Infection Prevention and Control Lapse Investigation Process - Updates

Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health has asked Ontario's Regulatory Health Colleges to distribute this information.  To review the cover memo and two resource documents, click here.

Inter-Professional Record Keeping Resource Now Available

If you work in a multi-disciplinary team and are looking for a way to easily compare what is the same and what is different when it comes to record keeping, have a look at the online Inter-Professional Record Keeping Resource.

Get all the information you need in one place. This resource starts with the patient/client record and covers things like electronic records, using personal health information, financial records, record retention, leaving or closing a practice, record destruction and more.

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This website is intended to provide information to the public and members.  Should there be differences in documentation previously distributed to CASLPO members, it is up to the member to source the latest version posted on the CASLPO website.