Are you interested in getting involved with the Canadian Stuttering Association? Here are a few ways that others have involved themselves in the cause of our organization. Contact us if you wish to discuss further!
1. Write an article for this website. A personal essay, a review of a book or article, or general advice for people who stutter, their friends or family could be published on our site or in our newsletter.
2. Fundraising. We are a non-profit organization but we do not get government funding. Our operating costs consist of website hosting, newsletter printing and conference organizing. Could you start a small scale fundraising campaign to help support the CSA and raise awareness? How could you help people directly in your community? There might be a child in your area from a family who cannot afford speech therapy. Could you raise money to help?
3. Technical contribution. Do you have skills in web design/Joomla web production? Publication layout and/or graphic design? We are looking for people to help maintain the web site and produce the CSA quarterly newsletter.
4. Look to your community. If there is a self-help group in your city, try it out -- if there is not, try starting one. Currently there are groups in Halifax, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver.
5. Speak out! Is there a local toastmasters or community organization in your area where you could give a speech, sharing the story about your stuttering? There are internet opportunities for people to talk about stuttering too, contact Daniele Rossi at Stuttering is Cool to arrange a podcast interview.
6. Are you bilingual? Help us create a French section to the CSA site, with French articles and translating current articles.