- Category: News Items
- Published: Wednesday, 01 November 2017 10:44
- Written by CSA Admin
The Canadian Stuttering Association is pleased to introduce Eeva Stierwalt as our new National Coordinator. Eeva served on the planning committee of this year's conference that took place on October 28. We are looking forward to working with her to help guide the organization as we provide support to people who stutter across Canada and plan next year's conference.
The CSA conference took place Saturday, October 28. The planning committee (photo left) consisted of; top row: Alexandra D'Agostino, Arun Khanna, Dan Leca, Casey Kennedy, Carla Di Domenicantonio, Lisa Wilder, Sam Dunsiger, front row: Melina Etienne, Eeva Stierwalt (incoming National Coordinator), Andrew Harding, David Stones.
Wow, what a great Conference! Everyone I spoke with told me that they got so much out of it and that they were looking forward to attending next year! I was amazed at the number of first timers we had there.
Drrrrumroll please: I’d like you to meet the Confidence Cousins
We’ve all heard of confidence (and most of us seek more of it!) but rarely do we acknowledge the equally important “confidence cousins”: self-esteem, optimism, self-compassion and self-efficacy. While we know stuttering is not directly affected by confidence, when we feel more confident we might feel less tension in our body, and that might make it just that much easier on our speech. Get to know the confidence cousins – you might like what you find!
We have posted the list of workshops and speakers here, check it out! Space is limited, so don't delay and go to the registration page to get your ticket.You can register for the conference for $39 ($29 Student rate, $75 Family rate) and enjoy your full day of events, social time, a delicious lunch and the friendly environment of the Canadian Stuttering Association conference!
I knew something was different about me. No one wanted to tell me, but I knew I didn’t sound the same as everyone else. When I reflect back on my adolescence, I would describe it in one simple word: alone. I didn’t understand why I was different, how I could fix it, or why me? Despite the sincerity of my questions, I posed them to a silent audience, from an empty stage, in what felt like a dark room.