McGuire Program Canadian Dates Announced

mcguireThe McGuire Program, an intensive treatment program for adults who stutter, will be taking place in Toronto July 25 - 29, 2018. This course is facilitated by people who stutter who have graduated from the program and trained to be instructors. Those who graduate from the program and become members can connect with other graduates around the world for support and coaching. The city of Toronto has a good local support group who meet regularly to practice. If you have already graduated, you can attend for a refresher course!  Go here for more information.


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Information for CSA Conference Workshop Presenters

The conference is fast approaching and we are looking so forward to all the interesting workshops that are in store! The topics are great! Following is important information to know for your presentation.

The schedule is posted here. Please take note of your day and time.

Registering for Conference

If workshop presenters and volunteers plan on participating/watching other workshop/keynote sessions, please register here.

Zoom Training

A Zoom "cheat sheet" can be downloaded here.

A Zoom intro, demo and training session will take place on Sunday, October 25 at 7:00pm

To Join Zoom Training Meeting:
Meeting ID: 927 3479 7904
Passcode: 042259

Archiving Workshops

  • If the presenter has no objections CSA will record the Zoom workshops and store them on our Youtube channel
  • We will NOT record the open mic sessions, the round tables or anything the presenter doesn’t want recorded
  • Recorded sessions will be made available to the public after the conference if the presenter has no objections
  • Presenter can choose to limit time the recording is available (such as until the end of 2020 or until the next conference or indefinitely)
  • If you do NOT want your workshop recorded or offered for public viewing, or if you wish to limit the time it is available to the public, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


An instruction sheet about conducting polls is available here. If you are planning to do a poll in your session, please send the poll question in advance so we can set it up.

During the poll, you can share your screen and show the poll question with the options (a,b,c,d,etc.) and then click on poll where participants can select the letter that corresponds to the wording they want.

For those who are pre-recording their sessions

  • You will need to upload your pre-recorded video to your own personal Youtube channel.
  • Creating a Youtube channel is free and easy — follow instructions on Youtube, and upload your video
  • Before your workshop, you will give access to the CSA to your pre-recorded session on YouTube.
  • With your permission, the CSA will upload it into an unlisted CSA YouTube channel and provide you with access to it. The video will be unlisted, meaning only those given the precise URL will be able to access it.
  • During your Zoom Workshop session, you will share your computer in Zoom and play your recorded session from the CSA YouTube channel.
  • A live Q & A will follow.
  • As mentioned above, after the conference the pre-recorded videos will be made available to the public, indefinitely or for a limited period of time, if there are no objections.

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Summer program in Ottawa for youth who stutter

youthThere is a week-long day camp for teens who stutter being offered in Ottawa this summer through University of Ottawa Health Services. This program is designed to give teenagers who stutter a safe and supportive place in which to “let stuttering out.” By studying their own pattern of stuttering, they are guided in making decisions about how to manage their speech. The dates are July 09-13, 2018, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily. Find out more here.

Canadian Stuttering Association Conference announced

conferenceOur 2018 Conference is planned for October 20. Back by popular demand, it will be a special combination of seminars, interactive workshops and unstructured social time for people who stutter, family and friends of people who stutter, speech language pathologists and students of speech language pathology! Entitled Voices Rising: A day to talk about Stuttering, this year we feature Mary Wood as conference Keynote speaker. Check out more on the website

Volunteers Needed!

WOW, seven years already!

The Toronto 'A Million Things I Need to Say' 1K /5K Walk & Run for Stuttering Awareness and Fundraiser in support of The Speech and Stuttering Institute is entering its 7th year on Sunday September 23, 2018. 

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