Save the Date! 6th Annual 1K/5K Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness Sep 24!

walkathonFor the 6th year, the Annual 1K/5K Walk for Stuttering Awareness will take place on September 24, 2017. This is an annual event that helps to raise money for the Speech and Stuttering Institute, a clinic in Toronto that provides therapy for people who stutter. View photos of past years here!

For more information, To register and create your own fundraising page go to the registration page. If you register by July 7th 2017 you will have a chance to win a $100 gift card from Nine West!

2017 Canadian Stuttering Association Conference

The 2017 Annual CSA Conference will take place on October 28, 2017. It will be at the University of Toronto campus, Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave, Toronto, ON. For those who are interested in presenting a workshop, the form is now available here.

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How mindfulness can influence stuttering

What is mindfulness? Stated most simply it really is just about paying attention, either paying attention passively to where your attention is focused or actively focusing your attention on something. 

Mindfulness can result in profound change in people's lives and practising mindfulness can also potentially influence stuttering, according to Paul Brocklehurst, PHD, Director of the Stammering Self-Empowerment Program.

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Registration is open for the 2017 CSA Conference!

conference logoWe are putting together the agenda for our upcoming conference and a detailed list of conference activities will be posted in a few weeks. The 2017 Toronto CSA conference will be engaging and informative for anyone whose life is affected by stuttering – people who stutter and their families, speech-language pathologists and students of speech language pathology. Registration is open! Check out the conference page for more information.

Ontario PC Party Leader Patrick Brown talks about stuttering

 Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown credits his mother with helping him overcome his stuttering. When he was a kid, she cut back her work schedule to take him to speech therapy at the Clarke Institute (Now the Speech and Stuttering Institute), driving from Barrie to Toronto for the visits. The therapy gave him the tools and the confidence he needed to improve his speech. 

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